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Perfectly Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

Whipping up perfectly hard-boiled eggs in my Instant Pot is a breeze! Just a cup of water, a trivet, and 5 minutes of high pressure. Quick release, ice bath, and voila!

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Ever tried making hard-boiled eggs in an instant pot? I did, and let me tell you, it's a game-changer. No more guessing, no more rubbery whites, just perfect, easy-to-peel eggs every single time. If you're like me and enjoy a good egg salad or just a simple snack, this recipe will be your new best friend. Trust me, once you try instant pot eggs, you'll never boil them the old way again. Let's get cracking!

Ingredients You'll Need for Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

  • Eggs: Essential for protein and texture, eggs bind the ingredients together and add richness to the dish.
  • Water: Provides the necessary moisture for steam in the instant pot, aiding in the cooking process of the eggs.

Essential Tools for Making Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

  • Instant Pot: Speeds up cooking time by using high pressure to cook the eggs quickly and evenly.
  • Trivet: Elevates the eggs above the water to prevent them from cracking during the cooking process.
  • Ice bath: Stops the cooking process quickly and makes it easier to peel the hard-boiled eggs.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup of water

Instructions:

  1. Place the trivet in the Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water.
  2. Arrange the eggs on the trivet.
  3. Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  4. Quick release the pressure and transfer the eggs to an ice bath.
  5. Peel and enjoy your perfectly hard-boiled eggs!

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 70 kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.6 g | Protein: 6 g | Total Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1.5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 185 mg | Sodium: 70 mg | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 0 g | Calcium: 25 mg | Potassium: 63 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 260 µg | Vitamin C: 0 mg

Can You Make Hard Boiled Eggs Ahead of Time or Freeze Them?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the hard-boiled eggs as directed and store them in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • Peel the eggs when ready to eat.

Freezing Instructions

  • Hard-boiled eggs can be frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw them overnight in the refrigerator before using.

Did you know that adding a splash of vinegar to the water when boiling eggs can help prevent the whites from leaking out if the shell cracks during cooking? It helps the proteins coagulate faster!

Common Questions About Making Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

FAQ:
How long do I cook the eggs in the instant pot?
Cook the eggs on high pressure for 5 minutes.
How many eggs can I cook at once in the instant pot?
You can cook up to 6 large eggs at once in the instant pot.
Do I need to use the trivet when cooking eggs in the instant pot?
Yes, place the trivet in the instant pot before adding the eggs.
How do I know when the eggs are done cooking?
Once the cooking time is up, quick release the pressure and transfer the eggs to an ice bath.
Can I store the hard-boiled eggs in the fridge?
Yes, once peeled, store the hard-boiled eggs in the fridge for up to one week.

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