Do you struggle with never knowing when your eggs are completely hard boiled? Do they come out different every time? We Googled the most common questions/complaints when it comes to hard boiling eggs. Want to know what they are?
- How long do you boil them for?
- Does the heat stay on the whole time or are they taken off the heat?
- Should the water come to a rapid boil?
- How many eggs are too many for one pot?
- Do you start with hot water or cold water?
- Why are they so freaking hard to peel?
Well the days of hard to peel, under or over cooked eggs are a thing of the past. How the world survived without an Instant Pot is one of life’s greatest mysteries.
Once you make eggs in this little magical tool you will never boil them on the stove again.
Introducing the 4 Step Method for Perfect Instant Pot Eggs:
Full Printable instructions below
- 5 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure
- 5 minutes to cook
- 5 minutes natural release
- 5 minutes enjoying a water bath (do NOT skip this step!)
Do not crowd the Instant Pot or layer eggs on top of one another. It’s important to have some space for air circulation – so be sure to lay the eggs in a single layer like demonstrated below.
How to Peel your hard boiled eggs:
- Once the eggs are fully cooked, place them in a large bowl of ice water. This prevents the eggs from becoming OVER cooked.
- Once the eggs are cool enough to handle, place one on the kitchen counter and, using the palm of your hand, roll the egg back and forth applying a little pressure. You want lots of ‘stress’ cracks. You can do this directly on the counter or on a paper towel or kitchen towel.
- You can also lightly tap the egg on the counter. Then simply go around the egg peeling the shell off.
- If you find the shell is not coming off with ease, try running the egg under a light stream of cold water.
What can you do with Instant Pot hard boiled eggs?
- You can dye them for the Easter Bunny using our foolproof tips HERE.
- Or serve these delicious Deviled Eggs right next to your Easter ham and this epic Baked Macaroni and Cheese
- 6–12 Eggs (eggs cook best in a single layer, so this will depend on the size of your Instant Pot)
- Cold Water
- Place rack in bottom of Instant Pot – add 1 cup of water.
- Layer the eggs in a single layer.
- Set timer for 5 minutes on manual setting (*see notes for additional cook times)
- Cook then manual release at 5 minutes.
- While eggs are cooking, prepare ice bath by adding ice to a large bowl and filling with cold water.
- Immediately add eggs to ice bath – this step is important.