Why Cooking Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot is the Best

I can boil eggs on my stove. Why in the world would I want to cook them in a pressure cooker?
3 words.  Easy to peel!

I get my eggs from the farm. They are very fresh and often difficult to peel.  Who wants to bother with hard boiled eggs if half the whites get thrown away with the shell and the eggs look like a crater-covered moon?

Enter… Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs were the first thing I cooked in my Instant Pot pressure cooker.  It seemed easy.  It was.  (Click if you need a refresher on what an Instant Pot is?)

If you take a quick peek on the web, you will find 101 ways to boil eggs in a pressure cooker. There is the 5-5-5 method, the cook for 12 minutes method, the only use low-pressure method, or the stick out your tongue the whole time they are cooking method.

My way is easier. I am all about “simple, easy, no babysitting my Instant Pot” cooking. No water boiling all over the stove, no trying to remember if I am supposed to cover the eggs in hot or cold water, no figuring out if I am even in the right kitchen.  Okay, I guess I still do need to make sure that one is correct.

So, here’s to simplicity!

IP Hard Boiled Eggs Easy Way

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs The Easy Way

1 C water
Eggs

1. Place the water in the IP. Use the rack that came with your IP and set it in the pot. Place the eggs on the rack.

2. Set knob to sealing.

3. Press manual. Use the + or – button to set the time to 6 minutes on high pressure. (It will start in 10 seconds.)

4. When cooking is done, carefully flip the knob to venting to do a Quick Release (QR). Keep your fingers and hands out of the way of the steam or it will burn you!

5. Carefully pull the insert out of the IP and pour out as much of the hot water as you can without dumping the eggs down the drain of the sink.

6. Pour cold water over the eggs (I leave the rack in place) until the eggs are cool enough to peel.

7. Be amazed at how easy the eggs are to peel and how perfectly they turn out!

IP hard boiled eggs easy way

I have cooked a dozen eggs at a time this way. I have stacked the eggs in the Instant Pot and not had any issues.

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Why Cooking Eggs in the Instant Pot is the Best

Super easy to peel hard boiled eggs? No pan boiling over? Yes, please! Pressure cooker hard boiled eggs are easy and perfect every time.

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Ingredients

  • 1 C water
  • Eggs

Instructions

  1. 1. Place the water in the IP. Use the rack that came with your IP and set it in the pot. Place the eggs on the rack.
  2. 2. Set knob to sealing.
  3. 3. Press manual. Use the + or – button to set the time to 6 minutes on high pressure. (It will start in 10 seconds.)
  4. 4. When cooking is done, carefully flip the knob to venting to do a Quick Release (QR). Keep your fingers and hands out of the way of the steam or it will burn you!
  5. 5. Carefully pull the insert out of the IP and pour out as much of the hot water as you can without dumping the eggs down the drain of the sink.
  6. 6. Pour cold water over the eggs (I leave the rack in place) until the eggs are cool enough to peel.
  7. 7. Be amazed at how easy the eggs are to peel and how perfectly they turn out!
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