If you own an Instant Pot and haven't yet made boiled eggs in it, you are seriously missing out.
Boiled eggs in the instant pot are a breeze, no more of that hovering over a pan timing your eggs and getting distracted or forgetting about them. No more of cracking it open only to find it is not cooked to your liking. The instant pot will do all the work for you, all you have to do is release the pressure and take them out once it beeps.
So you may be asking, well what on earth is an instant pot?
It is the best kitchen gadget I have purchased. I would even put it above my actifry and that's saying something. I love this thing so much, that I almost use it EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.
It seriously tops every kitchen appliance I have ever bought.
It is basically a 7in1 cooker, and it slow cooks, pressure cooks, saute's, has settings for soup, chilli, rice, porridge and even makes yoghurt (I haven't tried that yet).
Not only will it do perfectly cooked eggs to your liking, the instant pot also does something completely magically to the eggs, in that they peel so effortlessly.
If you have ever got frustrated trying to get that damn shell of and ended up with an egg that looks like it has been nibbled by some egg destroying creature, then the instant pot will save your day. It will amaze you so much at how easy they are to peel that you will just make boiled eggs, just so you can admire your perfectly boiled egg.
So all that's left to decide is how you like your eggs.
For the below I use large refrigerated eggs. Timings may slightly differ for different sized eggs or fresh eggs/not refrigerated.
You can add as many eggs as you like at once, timing will be the same.
What you will need:
- Instant pot
- The Instant pot trivet/rack that comes with the instant pot
- 1 cup of cold water
- Bowl of ice cold water (if not consuming right away)
1. Perfectly Soft Boiled Dippy Eggs (not pictured)
These are the perfect dippy eggs, for toast soldiers or asparagus spears, sausages etc. Not suitable for peeling though, as they are so soft, that trying to peel it will just split open the egg.
Cook: manual - 3 mins (high pressure) - with a quick pressure release (and crack open that egg straight away)
2. Soft Boiled Eggs
These are soft boiled eggs and are great for peeling. The shell will come off effortlessly.
Great for salads and with other dishes etc. I recommend placing in a bowl of ice cold water if not eating straight away, to stop the cooking process.
Cook: manual - 5 mins (high pressure) - with a quick pressure release
3. Medium Boiled Eggs
For a medium egg, and great for peeling, they still have a nice bright color to the yolk.
I recommend placing in a bowl of ice cold water if not eating straight away, to stop the cooking process.
Cook: manual - 8 mins (high pressure) - with a quick pressure release
4. Hard Boiled Eggs
These are completely hard yolks, perfect for peeling. My least choice too I must add.
I recommend placing in a bowl of ice cold water if not eating straight away, to stop the cooking process. Otherwise the yolk will over cook and go green on the edges. Not what you want at all.
Cook: manual - 10 mins (high pressure) - with a quick pressure release
and once you have given these Instant Pot Boiled Eggs a try - Don't forget to check out my other: Instant Pot Recipes
- 1 large egg (or more if you desire), refrigerated
- 1 cup of cold water (this remains the same regardless of quantity)
- Seasoning: salt and black pepper
- Add the trivet/steamer rack to instant pot
- Add 1 cup of cold water
- Place egg/eggs on trivet
- Add lid and close valve.
- Set to manual, high pressure
- Select 3 mins for soft dippy boiled egg
- Select 5 mins for soft boiled egg
- Select 8 mins for medium egg
- Select 10 mins for hard boiled egg
- Quick pressure release on all and place into a bowl of ice cold water if not consuming right away
- When eating, season with salt and black pepper as desired.
- The dippy eggs are great with toast soldier, asparagus spears, bacon or sausage for dipping.
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