If you love hard boiled eggs and have an Instant pot, this simple method to make perfect Instant pot hard boiled eggs . The Instant pot eggs are easier to peel, quick to make and you get consistent results in terms of perfect boiled eggs. Cooking hard boiled is simple and easy if you know how long to boil eggs. Instant pot boiled eggs are the best way to hard boil eggs, for real! Imagine there are so many egg recipes you make with them.
If you love boiled eggs you know how important it is to make perfect boiled eggs. At my home, making perfect hard boiled eggs is a serious business. When I say serious, I really mean it Guys! There are several things that you need to know.
How long to boil eggs, how much time for soft boiled eggs, how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs each time. I have answered all these questions related to instant pot eggs. If you do not own an instant pot or electric pressure cooker, No worries at all. Here’s How to make hard boil eggs without Instant Pot.
Everyone has a preference for how they like their eggs in the morning. It is not always easy to get a perfectly boiled egg every day but I have got just the solution. A widespread scepticism about boiling eggs in an instant pot exists. Instant pot is actually a lifesaver in the kitchen.
If standing for long hours in kitchen babysitting food while it is being cooked is not your thing, then you will love instant pot too. I know I am hooked, and making everything I can think of in the instant pot, even making boiled eggs in it. Let me show you how you can boil eggs perfectly in an instant pot.
Speaking about personal choice on how you like your eggs, I like them simple – perfectly boiled, split into two halves with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. It is a quick way to get recharged for work. Some days a fluffy veggie omelette is another favourite of mine. Come on if you read my blog or follow me on social media you know my love for eggs and egg recipes. If not then why are we not connected on Instagram till now :D? Okay! Enough of my self-promotion as I said making hard boiled eggs is a serious business, let’s do that.
You can take the hint of my love for egg recipes from the exhaustive varieties of egg curry recipes and omelettes on my tasty curry. A similar love has developed for instant pot recipes. The similarity being, they are both simple, require minimum effort from my side and give the maximum results.
An instant pot has surely become the talk of the town lately. I use instant pot on daily basis for my everyday Indian cooking and am trying to master the Instant pot basics. I now cook rice, curries, pulao, soups and so many one pot meals in the Instant Pot. In short, everything you once cooked in the pressure cooker with loud whistling can be easily cooked in an instant pot plus some more. I have a post on how to use an instant pot like a pro for daily Indian cooking.
I can assure you of one thing that peeling eggs boiled in Instant pot is comparatively easier to peel than any other method. Also, giving the boiled eggs an ice bath, and then peeling them is a good hack to do them faster. You can misjudge the cooking time on a gas stove but not on an instant pot. There are some benefits of technology! How do you boil eggs? Do you prefer stovetop method or Instant Pot?
Ways to Use Hard Boiled Eggs
Boiled eggs are a daily dose of protein and energy in our day to day meals. There are various ways you can use hard boiled eggs. You can make various boiled eggs recipes including egg curry, egg salads, Boiled egg sandwich etc. Simple Punjabi Egg curry, Masala Egg curry, Kolhapuri egg curry recipe, Kerala Mutta roast, Kerala egg curry, Sri Lankan coconut egg Egg curry, Bengali Egg curry, Mumbai egg curry, egg keema ghotala. There is a long list of egg curry recipes that you can make with these hard boiled eggs.
You can use hard boiled or soft boiled eggs in salad recipes. Top noodle dishes with soft boiled eggs for an instant upgrade. They look gorgeous on the top of a pasta bowl, and boiled eggs are an instant dose of healthy proteins. Even if you do not have time to cook, the hard-boiled eggs are perfect snack which you can carry anywhere.
A hard-boiled egg on instant pot can be stored in the refrigerator for a week or so. Doing this will include in the list of pre-preparation for meals in your fridge. A simple ‘Tari wali’ Egg curry and some steaming hot rice is a comfort food I look forward to, it is simple and quick. If you know me by now you will know I am a fan of quick but sure shot fixes!
The timings for a hard boiled and soft boiled egg is obviously different on the instant pot. You can hard boil an egg in 5 minutes and soft boiled in 3 minutes. A few things you have to be careful of while using the instant pot are listed in my previous article on know all about an instant pot. What is an Instant Pot? Things you must know before buying Instant Pot.
How long to Boil Eggs
Perfect hard boiled egg time for me is 5 minutes. Actually it varies between 4-5 minutes. It is very easy to over-boil the eggs. I like the hard boiled eggs just cooked, when yolk is still creamy, and that takes exact five minutes in instant pot. If you boil it more than that there is grey ring formation around the yolk, which indicates overcooked and slightly dry yolk. Some people suggest to release the pressure from the instant pot naturally. But I always release it just after 5 minutes of pressure cooking, and thats the perfect hard boiled egg time for me. For soft boiled eggs, I cook them in medium pressure for 3 minutes. I always try to make an extra batch and store them in fridge.
Instant Pot Egg Tips and tricks
- Use a kitchen towel to open the lid of the instant pot after the eggs are boiled.
- Be very careful not to hover your hands around the pressure vent when you manually release the pressure.
- Use a wooden spoon to release the vent manually, do not touch with bare hands, it is hot.
- You can even place the eggs on a steamer basket. keep the rack below the basket. It will help you to take all the eggs out at once.
- You can soft boil eggs with the same method replacing the 5 minutes high pressure to 3 minutes.
Enjoy these not too hard not too soft but just perfect boiled eggs. Use them for breakfast, use them in egg curries as wholes or mashed like in anda keema ghotala, or chopped as in south Indian style masala curry or in egg fried rice. There are many recipes where the egg is always a good candidate to slide in plus it is super healthy.
How to make perfect eggs in Instant Pot
How to Hard Boil eggs in Instant pot
- 4-5 Eggs
- 1 cup of water
- Iced water
- In an instant pot, place the steel rack and pour 1cup water in it.
- Place the eggs carefully, close the lid and seal the pressure vent.
- Set the instant pot manually on high pressure for 5 minutes. You can use pressure cook setting.
- After 5 minutes manually shift the pressure vent to release position.
- when the pressure is released, open the lid with the help of a kitchen towel.
- Take them out one by one with the help of tongs.
- Place them in a bowl of iced water for 3-4 minutes.
- Now take each one of them and gently roll them on the kitchen board and then peel them.
- Cut them into two halves and use these hard boiled eggs in your choice of dish.