Editor’s note: Pressure cooker boiled/steamed eggs have easy peel-off shells. Apart from time and energy saving, this is another advantage. Hard boiled eggs are good for making sandwiches, salad and other dishes. Julie has figured out the timing to do Soft-boiled eggs. Please read on.
I came across a couple websites describing pressure cooker hard boiled eggs, which sounded so simple and delicious!
However, being brand new to our Instant Pot (and pressure cooking), I was unsure how to adapt the “low pressure” directions and timing to our Instant Pot. Got it right on the first try! LOVE how easy the Instant Pot is to use! Here’s my method:
- Steam rack and/or steamer basket
- Canning lids or metal cookie cutters
- Pour 1 cup water into the pot and position a steamer basket or trivet atop the steam rack.
- Place 3-5 eggs, using canning lids or metal cookie cutters to separate/hold the eggs.
- Close lid and steam valve. Press Steam setting, and adjust time down to 4 minutes. (5 minutes for hard boiled).
- At end of cycle, place a cool cloth on the lid and quick release the steam valve. Use tongs to transfer eggs to a cold water bath for 1-2 minutes.
- Peel and enjoy!