Besides the eggs peeling easily, another benefit is one of the benefits of Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs is that you aren’t heating up the kitchen. Which might not sound like a big deal especially in the winter.
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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
When I first heard of people making their hard boiled eggs in the instant pot, I thought…why? It’s just as easy if not easier to just boil them in a pot on the stove.
That was until I tried it myself to see just what all the hype was about. If you’re like me, you’ve tried everything to get your hard boiled eggs to peel easily.
I’ve tried the vinegar, baking powder, lemon, don’t use fresh eggs, don’t use brown eggs…yada, yada, yada. And sometimes it would work. But more often it didn’t.
Since my Ninja Foodi sits on the counter most of the time (because I use it EVERY.SINGLE.DAY) I figured I might as well as give it a shot. What did I have to lose besides a few eggs if it didn’t come out?
You can also make Instant Pot Potato Salad complete with the eggs also.
Is Hard Boiling Eggs in an Instant Pot Easier
After trying it for myself, the final answer is YES! But there are more benefits to making hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot besides them peeling easier.
Another one of the benefits is that you aren’t heating up the kitchen. Which might not sound like a big deal especially in the winter. However, living full time in an RV, excess moisture is not something you want.
It creates condensation on the windows (even in the summer) and can create mold. And even in a regular house, do you really want to heat up the kitchen especially in the summer? I think not!
And you can use a regular Instant Pot if that’s what you have. I have a Ninja Foodi because of limited space in my RV.
What is the 5 5 5 Method
When I first heard of the 5 5 5 method, I had no idea what people were talking about. Well it turns out that it’s the timing of how long to set the Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi.
You set the timer for 5 minutes, then natural release for 5 minutes, and finally you set them in ice water for 5 minutes.
Can I Make Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs
My husband loves soft boiled eggs but I always hated making them. So I stopped, lol. Until I found out that I could do them in the Instant Pot. You can use a silicone egg mold but I find that to be messy.
Since every pressure cooker is so different, you might have to experiment with the Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs until you get them just right.
I have seen 1 minute, 2 minutes, and 3 minutes, 1 1/2 cups of water, 2 cups of water, etc. So if you really want soft boiled eggs, try a couple and see how they come out.
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Ingredients
- 12 Eggs (you don’t have to make a dozen, you can make as little as 2)
- 1 1/2 cups of water
How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in the Ninja Foodi
Place 1 1/2 cups of water in the bottom of your pot.
Start by placing your eggs on the rack that came with your unit.
Put your pressure cooker lid on the top and make sure it’s in the sealed position.
Set the timer for 5 minutes. It takes approximately 11 minutes to build up the pressure in my Ninja Foodi. During that time you see a spinning on the front.
After the 5 minutes is done, let it natural release for 5 minutes. (I have let go for the entire time because I forgot about it and they still came out fine.)
After the 5 minutes natural release, quick release the rest of the pressure. Be careful as to not burn yourself. I usually place a towel over the top and hit the button with a spoon or knife until all the steam is out.
Place your eggs in a bowl of cold ice water for 5 minutes. Place in refrigerator when done.
Do I have to Peel All My Eggs at Once
I wondered the same thing. So I decided to place them in the fridge when they came out of the ice water without peeling them. And you know what…they still peeled just as easy the next day and the next day after that.
So the answer to that question is NO.
You are now ready for hard boiled eggs in your salads, a quick breakfast before you head out the door with some ham and a cheese stick, or a nice egg salad sandwich!
Instant Pot Colored Easter Eggs
Want to kill two birds with one stone this Easter? Color your eggs while hard boiling your eggs. Yep! You read that right! Since there is only 2 of us, I don’t color a lot of eggs for Easter. 6 is the perfect number for us.
You are still going to use the 5 5 5 method. However, you will be placing the eggs in ramekins into the Instant Pot.
Place 2 to 3 tbs vinegar and 10 to 12 drops of food coloring in each ramekin. Place an egg in each one. I can fit 6 in my pot perfectly. Then place them on the rack inside your IP and follow the directions in the recipe card below.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g
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