Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are one of the most popular first dishes Instant Pot users make! But how to get Perfect Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs that peel like a dream? Check out our easy methods. 🙂
Yes, there are quite a few methods floating around for making Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs. Some even questioned why cook eggs in the pressure cooker?
It is indeed a sensitive topic with passionate followers behind each method!
In our world of cooking, there’s really no absolute one right way or wrong way, just delicious or…not
Cooking eggs are as tricky as drawing a circle. So easy to cook yet difficult to perfect!
Plus, they’re delicate like newborns.
If you mishandle the cooking, you’ll easily wound up with unsatisfied results, but if you get it right, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious golden globe!
If you’ve been around, you might have seen our crazy little Perfect Pressure Cooker Eggs Eggsperiment.
Why are we doing this again?
If you love our Low Pressure Method from our eggsperiment, Thank You!
You can stop reading here. 😛
High Pressure vs. Low Pressure??
We tested cooking Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs again using both High Pressure and Low Pressure to see which method gives the best results.
Maybe because our eggs are not farm fresh, and perhaps we have picky palates…
When we use High Pressure to make Instant Pot Eggs, though the eggs are beautifully cooked with egg whites & yolks fully set, the texture of the egg whites are slightly chalky.
Note: You may not notice the texture difference with fresh eggs, but it gets noticeable with older eggs.
Yes! We’re still fans of Low Pressure Eggs!
Some of our dear readers have been emailing or messaging us asking for alternatives, as their pressure cookers doesn’t have the Low Pressure Setting.
Plus, what adjustments should be made using Large Eggs?
So, this recipe is really our Eggsperiment’s mini-Extension Pack for our dear readers. 🙂
How to Make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs?
- Pressure Cooker: Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker
- Altitude: close to sea level
- Eggs: store-bought Large eggs, straight from the fridge
- Liquid: 1 cup (250 ml) of cold tap water
- Time: High Pressure for 8 minutes & Low Pressure for 12 minutes
- Pressure: High Pressure (10.15~11.6 psi) & Low Pressure (5.8 ~7.2 psi)
- Release Method: immediate Quick Release
- Cooking Method: on a steamer rack
Pro Tip: If you want perfect hard boiled eggs, be mindful that every factor above affect the results of your eggs. If you change even the slightest thing, your results may differ.
Instructions for Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
Place Eggs in Pressure Cooker
1 cup (250 ml) of cold water
6 – 8 large eggs straight from fridge
Trivet or steamer rack
Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker
Place 1 cup (250 ml) of cold water and a trivet into the Pressure Cooker.
Place 6 – 8 large eggs on the steamer rack, close the lid.
Pro Tip #1: please ensure you’re using 1 cup (250 ml) of Cold Water. Some users like to shorten the “coming up to pressure” time by using hot water or warm water – this will directly affect the final results of your Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs!!
Pro Tip #2: ensure you’re not submerging the eggs in the water! This will also affect your perfect Instant Pot Eggs!
Pressure Cook the Eggs
Pressure Cooking Methods:
- High Pressure: 8 minutes OR
- Low Pressure: 12 minutes
Pressure Release Method: Quick Release
Open the lid carefully.
Serve Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
Peel the eggs under cold running tap water and serve immediately. Enjoy~ 🙂
Pro Tip: If you are not serving immediately, stop the cooking process by submerging the eggs in a cold water bath for roughly 5 minutes.
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack, Super Easy
Serving: 6 - 8 eggs
- 6 - 8 large eggs straight from fridge
- 1 cup (250ml) cold water
- Place Eggs in Pressure Cooker: Place 1 cup (250 ml) of cold water and a trivet into the instant pot pressure cooker. Place 6 - 8 large eggs on the steamer rack, close the lid.
- Pressure Cook Eggs: Pressure cook at
a) High Pressure: 8 minutes + Quick Release or
b) Low Pressure: 12 minutes + Quick Release
Open the lid carefully.
- Serve: Peel the eggs under cold running tap water and serve immediately.
Note: If you are not serving immediately, stop the cooking process by submerging the eggs in a cold water bath for roughly 5 minutes.
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