The ability to make perfect hard boiled eggs in an Instant Pot is one of the many reasons why we love this device.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Instant Pot, it’s basically an electronic pressure cooker with some additional settings (like a steaming option and also a rice cooker option).
Here’s what the Instant Pot looks like:
You just plug it in, put your food into the pot and then choose one of the settings (or there’s a manual setting as well). As with all pressure cookers, you have to be careful when letting out the steam – there’s a little switch that allows steam to come out. You close that switch when it’s cooking, and when it’s done, you carefully open it (make sure you keep your hand out of the way to avoid burning it in the hot steam). Once the steam comes out (it only takes 1-2 minutes), the pressure in the pot and outside will be equal and you can open the lid and take out your food.
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What we love about making hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot is how repeatable it is. Because the Instant Pot is like a computer, it uses the same amount of pressure (and therefore heat) every single time. And that means, your eggs come out perfect every single time.
Below are some step-by-step instructions (with photos as well) showing you how to make hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot.
STEP 1: Place the steamer rack (which comes with the Instant Pot) into the pot.
STEP 2: Add 1 cup of cold water to the pot.
STEP 3: Place the eggs on the steamer rack and use tin foil to hold them in place so they don’t move around when cooking.
STEP 4: Set Instant Pot (using the manual settings) to cook on high pressure for 6 minutes.
STEP 5: Carefully release the steam when done and place eggs immediately in cold running water to cool down. Peel and enjoy.
TIMING: 6 minutes gets the egg yolk to just a tiny bit soft still (see photos).