What better time than now to have a "recipe" on how to boil a large batch of eggs at one time? Right before Easter, the holiday where I'm pretty sure the most amount of eggs are boiled, dyed, hunted, and consumed. This method for Instant Pot Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs is fail proof. If you follow the instructions, it works every single time. I've done this hundreds of times and have yet to have it not work. So, instead of fighting shells and heating up your kitchen with your stove going non stop, lets get to how you can hard boil mass amounts of eggs at one time in a fail proof way with your Instant Pot!
INGREDIENTS YOU'LL NEED FOR THIS RECIPE:
- THAT'S IT!
HOW TO MAKE PERFECT HARD BOILED EGGS IN THE INSTANT POT:
Place the trivet (that came with your IP) into the bottom of the Instant Pot.
Pour your water into the bottom of the Instant Pot.
Place your eggs on top of the trivet. You can use any number of eggs you'd like.
Place the lid on the Instant Pot, set to sealing, set the pot and walk away!
Once the timer goes off, release the steam. Once the steam is released, open the Instant Pot and immediately add your eggs (using tongs) to a bowl of ice water.
Peel your eggs and you're done!
TIPS AND NOTES FOR INSTANT POT PERFECT HARD BOILED EGGS
- You can use any number of eggs. If you're using more than will fit on one layer, just stay the eggs. You just have to make sure they aren't touching the water, that's the only requirement. You can make anywhere from 1 to however many will fit in the pot! You still just use the same amount of water.
- If you want a softer boiled egg, use less time. I prefer mine hard boiled so I do mine the full 10 minutes.
- Peel them right away, don't wait. I've found that if you try to wait until later, they don't peel as easy.
- After removing from the ice bath, I find that cracking it on the side with the little empty space and starting to peel from there gives the easiest and best peeling results.
The best way to make hard boiled eggs perfect every time!
1. Place the trivet (that came with your IP) into the bottom of the Instant Pot.
2. Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of the Instant Pot.
3. Place your eggs on the trivet. You can use as many or as little eggs as you'd like. You can stack the eggs on top of each other, just be sure that no eggs are touching the water.
4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the vent to "Sealing".
5. Press Manual > High Pressure > 10 minutes.
6. Let the Instant Pot do it's thing and once it's complete and the timer goes off, release the pressure.
7. While the pressure is releasing, get a large bowl of water and make an ice bath.
8. Once the pressure has released and the metal piece has dropped, take a pair of tongs and grab the eggs out of the Instant Pot and add them to the ice bath immediately.
9. Begin to peel your eggs. I find that if you crack them and start the peel from the little empty space within the end of the egg, you yield better peeling results. Enjoy!
You can use any number of eggs. The key is to not allow any of the eggs to touch the water.