A quick note: If you came here via search, you don’t need four thousand words about how and why I came to own an Instant Pot and how amazing it is (it’s amazing). You also don’t need three thousand words on the history or science behind boiling eggs.
You a) have an Instant Pot and b) are sick as hell of boiled eggs that are undercooked, overcooked or — worst of all — shredding to pieces when you peel them. You’ve tried every “hack” there is in a regular pot. Screw that. Try this once and you’ll never “boil” eggs any other way ever again (well, until the power grid is destroyed).
How to boil eggs in your Instant Pot:
- Get your Instant Pot
- Get some eggs
- Get a vegetable steamer insert or the trivet that came with the Instant Pot
- Get a cup or cup and a half of water
- Put the water in the pot
- Put the steamer insert or trivet in the pot
- Put as many eggs as you want in the pot
- Put the lid on the pot
- Set the pot to Manual for 5 Minutes (if you have an older one that allows you to set the pressure, set it to high)
- Let it do its thing. You go do something else with your time. Wash the dishes or something
- When it’s done, use a quick release
- Put the eggs in an ice bath to stop cooking
- ENJOY YOUR EASY-TO-PEEL EGGS
There you go. Was that so hard?