Hard Boiled Eggs! Here's an easy and fail proof recipe to make perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs in a pressure cooker! The popular 5-5-5 method works like a charm every single time and makes for some real-easy-to-peel boiled eggs.
What is the 5-5-5 Method
The 5-5-5 method is not a secret code- it's an easy way to remember this recipe- 5 minutes of pressure cooking, 5 minutes of rest before opening lid, followed by 5 minutes of ice-water bath.
It's really that simple! The result is so consistent- you'll be amazed.
Why Pressure Cook Eggs?
The answer to that is consistent results and ease of peeling!
No more shells sticking to the egg, and absolutely no struggle to remove it. The peel just slides off the egg after pressure cooking.
And once you figure out what cook time works best for you, it turns out perfect every single time. The yolk texture is just right for me- moist and creamy, not dry or crumbly at all.
It's a hand-off style of making boiled eggs. Simply set it and walk away. No watching over the pot of boiling water on the stove anymore.
It took me just a couple of minutes more than the time on the stove, but I didn't have to babysit the eggs in that. For me, Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are a clear winner.
Accessories Used for this Recipe
When I'm cooking 1-6 eggs , the traditional steamer basket works fine. But, if I'm cooking more than 6, like for an egg salad or deviled eggs, then it's much easier to use this Silicone Steamer Basket. It has long and convenient handles that make it easy to lower the heavy basket in and to pull it out.
Cook Time Variations for Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
You can see the results of the 5-5-5 method in the video or the pictures posted on this page.
However, you can customize this recipe to the way you like your boiled eggs.
For a creamier yolk, you can reduce the time to 4-4-4, or even lower to 3-3-3, so try a few combinations and see what works best for your family.
Hard boiled Eggs are not only great for breakfast, they also make for a nutritious and filling snack.
They're are also a great way to add nutrients and protein to your lunches or dinners.
They work very well if you'e eating low-carb or are on a Keto Diet.
I slice an eggs and add it to to my salad and season it with salt, pepper and cayenne. It tastes delicious and keeps me full till the evening.
How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in a Stove-Top Pressure Cooker?
- To cook eggs in a stove-top pressure cooker, add 1 cup water to the cooker base.
- Place steamer basket or trivet with eggs. Close the lid.
- Once the cooker reaches high pressure, typically with 1 whistle, reduce the heat to medium and set a 5 minute timer.
- Turn the heat off. Wait another 5 minutes and then release the pressure by lifting the pressure weight.
- Open the lid. Remove the eggs and soak them for 5 minutes in cold water with ice, to stop the cooking process.
- Since stove-top heat burners may have difference heat levels, it may take you 1-2 tries to master this style for the way you like your hard boiled eggs.
Use these boiled eggs to make this Egg Biryani (Indian spiced rice) Recipe.
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Easy & Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs (5-5-5 method)
- 6 large eggs : You can add more by using a bigger steamer basket
- 1 cup water
- Wait for the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes (NPR 5). Open lid. Remove eggs and soak them in tap cold water for 5 minutes. Remove the eggs. YOu're done! Enjoy them as-is, in a sandwich, a salad or however you like them.
- For a creamier yolk, you can reduce the time to 4-4-4, or even lower to 3-3-3, so try a few combinations and see what works best for your family.