Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Electric Pressure Cooker

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Easy to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs in a Pressure Cooker

Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Electric Pressure Cooker

I have just learned out to make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Electric Pressure Cooker!  I am in love with my Instant Pot!  As you can probably tell from my Instant Pot Chicken and Stuffing recipe.  I mean, how else can you bring dinner from frozen to done in 18 minutes right?!!  The next thing for me to tackle was hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel.  I’ve tried the baking soda tips to make them easier to peel but I could never get it right.  Never.  I always end up tearing off and wasting almost half the egg.

I just figured out a technique that gives me “easy to peel” hard-boiled eggs every single time I make them.   I call it the 6/6/6  method.  It’s six minutes on steam, six minutes to natural release and then a six minute ice cold bath.  This method and time cooks the eggs all the way through perfectly every single time.  I add a 1 cup of water in my electric pressure cooker.  I don’t use the steam rack either.  I set the pressure on high for 6 minutes.  Then when it beeps I hit the cancel button and allow it to sit for another six minutes.  While that is sitting I get a bowl of cold water and add ice to it.  Then when the six minutes is up I carefully remove the lid and use a big spoon to scoop out the eggs and gently put them in the cold bath.  After six minutes I peel them.  They are always easy to peel using this exact method!

Easy to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot Quick Steps:

1 cup water
Add as many eggs as you want (I steam 12 at a time)
Lock the valve on top to “seal”
Set the steam time to 6 minutes
When it’s done, let it sit for another six minutes then release the vent valve
Then soak in an ice bath for six minutes
EASY Peel method!!!

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Now you can adjust this method if you prefer a softer middle in your egg.  I prefer mine to be all the way done but not overly done so this method works for me.  If you want a softer middle you can go as low as a 4 minute technique as 4/4/4 for each step too.  Or even a 5 minute technique as 5/5/5 for each step.  But the 6/6/6 method works perfectly for my farm fresh eggs!

If you haven’t tried an electric pressure cooker yet, I highly suggest trying the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker.  I am constantly amazed at how many delicious and healthy recipes can be made in a flash!  This gives a whole new meaning to “quick” recipes!  I think I might try some pouched eggs in my pressure cooker next!

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Instant Pot Easy to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs technique

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  1. Hi Jennifer, Followed your egg cooking method to the letter. Eggs were perfectly hard-boiled and peeled super easy and clean. One dozen Large eggs fir perfectly in the bottom of my Hatrigo 8-quart steamer basket. When cooked I just lift out the entire basket and put it in a pyrex bowl of ice water for the 6 minutes. They’re destined for eggs in beet juice!

  2. I cook my eggs on manual pressure for 6 minutes, let the pot bleed for 2. Let off steam and put in cold water for 5 minutes. They peel easy whether we have had them for a few days or right from the chicken coop. They do not have green edges like the ones in your pictures.

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