HOW TO COOK EGGS IN THE INSTANT POT

I have been wanting to write a how to cook eggs in the instant pot for awhile now! Hard-boiling eggs was the game changer when it came to deciding whether the Instant Pot was worth it!!  Previously I had tried every way possible to cook an egg to perfection. (my favorite method before the Instant Pot was steaming them)

Instant Pot eggs

Sidenote: if you still don’t own an instant pot/pressure cooker and you want to know how to get the perfect egg, steam them for 12 minutes and then move them directly into an ice bath.

Moving on.

I did 3 different “times” for you, because lets be honest, we all like our eggs differently!!  With each time, the method is always the same. Eggs go on a metal rack and you always place 1 cup of cold water into the pot. I still put them in an ice bath to chill out for a bit too.  This helps the egg shell come off way easier!

Instant Pot eggs

Here are the ways to achieve the 3 eggs pictured above.

  1. HARD-BOILED:  Place eggs on metal rack and add 1 cup of COLD water into pot.  Close pressure cooker and manually set for 7 MINUTES. Once done, manually release the pressure and carefully place eggs into an ice bath (they will be HOT)
  2. SOFT-BOILED:  Place eggs on metal rack and add 1 cup of COLD water into pot.  Close pressure cooker and manually set for 4 MINUTES.  Once done, manually release the pressure and carefully place eggs into an ice bath.
  3. SUPER SOFT BOILED: Place eggs on metal rack and add 1 cup of COLD water into pot.  Close pressure cooker and manually set for 2 MINUTES.  Once done, manually release the pressure and carefully place eggs into an ice bath.

There are a couple things that I have noted from doing eggs in my Instant Pot for the past few months.

Number 1.  Eggs straight from the fridge work best for me

Number 2. Farm fresh eggs, or eggs straight from your yard if you are lucky to have chickens cook a little differently because they are just sooo fresh. Try eliminating a minute from each “method” as they seem to cook faster.

Number 3.  I found no difference in putting 1 layer of eggs in and stuffing as many as I could in there.

 

Instant Pot eggs

What kind of egg do you like best? I personally like the hard-boiled kind best, but I can also get down with the soft boiled.

Whole30: yes

Paleo: yes

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