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Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

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Instant Pot Boiled Eggs | Reclaiming Yesterday

Ok you guys. This is the simplest Instant Pot Recipe you’ll ever see. Instant Pot boiled eggs! 

First of all, if you’re not familiar with the Instant Pot, it’s an electric pressure cooker. 

It’s great for cooking soups, stews, bone broth, anything you’d make in the slow cooker, and even boiled eggs! 

In this post I’m going to break down the method for making both hard boiled eggs and soft boiled eggs in the Instant Pot using my favorite Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs

1. Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs | Reclaiming Yesterday

Ingredients and Tools

Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Metal steamer basket or trivet (Included with the Instant Pot)

Up to 8 eggs

1 cup cold water

Bowl with ice water (to stop the cooking once eggs are done)

Directions

  1. Add the metal steamer basket or trivet to the Instant Pot and pour in 1 cup of cold water.
  2. Place your eggs onto the rack and close the lid of the Instant Pot.
  3. Select Manual mode and LOW pressure. Set timer to 12 minutes.
  4. As soon as the 12 minutes is up, use a kitchen towel and do a quick release of steam by carefully opening the valve. Immediately add the eggs to the ice bath and allow them to cool in the cold water for 3- 5 minutes.

You can peel and use the eggs immediately, or store them in the fridge for later use.

n my experience, the egg shells peel off better right away, but that’s just me.) 

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs | Reclaiming Yesterday

I’ve found this pressure cooking method creates a pretty perfect hard-boiled egg. And by reducing the cooking time just a bit, you can make….

2. Instant Pot Soft-Boiled Eggs

Ingredients and Tools

Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Metal steamer basket or trivet (Included with the Instant Pot)

Up to 8 eggs

1 cup cold water

Bowl with ice water (to stop the cooking once eggs are done)

Directions

  1. Add the metal steamer basket or trivet to the Instant Pot and pour in 1 cup of cold water.
  2. Place your eggs onto the rack and close the lid of the Instant Pot.
  3. Select Manual mode and LOW pressure. Set timer to 6 minutes.
  4. As soon as the 6 minutes is up, use a kitchen towel and do a quick release of steam by carefully opening the valve. Immediately add the eggs to the ice bath and allow them to cool in the cold water for 3- 5 minutes. 

Same with the hard-boiled eggs–you can peel and use them right away, or store them in the fridge to use later. 

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs | Reclaiming Yesterday

6 minutes left me with a nice jammy egg yolk. If you want a softer egg yolk, reduce the cooking time to 5 minutes. 

How easy was that? 

Calling these eggs hard-BOILED and soft-BOILED isn’t technically accurate, since the cooking process is done with steam and pressure, but the end result is the same (which is pretty neat!)

Wondering what to do with the hard-boiled eggs once you’ve made them? My favorite way to have them lately is cut up and mixed with some homemade paleo mayo, a little mustard, diced radish, parsley or tarragon, and sauerkraut in this easy egg salad situation. 

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs | Reclaiming Yesterday

And those soft boiled eggs? They go great in a bowl of savory oatmeal, if you ask me 😍Savory Oatmeal with Spinach and Mushrooms | Reclaiming Yesterday



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