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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs 5-5-5 Method

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Are you wanting to know how to make the perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs? Well look no further. Today I am sharing top tips and tricks for cooking those perfect eggs every time using the 5-5-5 Method. 

Making hard boiled eggs in the pressure cooker has never been easier. Learn the basics of pressure cooking eggs in your Instant Pot.

Making The Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs 

Cooking the perfect hard boiled eggs can take practice and may involve trial and error as the pressure and times can change depending on the altitude in which you live. Whether cooking one or two fresh eggs for breakfast or pressure cooking a dozen eggs, by following these instructions, you should get the perfect hard boiled eggs every time.

instant pot hard boiled eggs

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Eggs: Are the primary ingredient, providing protein and nutrients, turning out perfectly cooked in the Instant Pot.
  • Cold Water: Used to create steam in the Instant Pot, ensuring even and thorough cooking of the eggs.
  • Ice (For The Ice Water Bath): This alts the cooking process post-pressure cooking, cools the eggs for easy handling, and simplifies the peeling process.

How To Cook Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs?

Step One: Add Eggs and Water

Add your fresh eggs and 1 cup of water to your Instant pot.

Step Two: Pressure Cook Eggs

Set the pressure cooker to cook hard boiled eggs for 5 minutes.

Step Three: Natural Pressure Release

Allow the eggs to pressure release naturally for 5 minutes. Then release the remaining pressure at the end of 5 minutes.

Step Four: Ice Eggs

Finally, Ice your hard cooked eggs for 5 minutes in ice-cold water. 

Step Five: Enjoy Perfectly Cooked Eggs

Your eggs should be easy to peel and be cooked just right! 

instant pot hard boiled eggs

Cooking Tips

  • Altitude: The time could change depending on the altitude in which you live and you may need to try this out one or two times using the 6-6-6 or 7-7-7 method if your eggs are not fully hard boiled using the 5-5-5 egg Instant Pot method. 

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs 

  • After using the ice bath on your eggs, they should peel very easily. Sometimes this is not always the case, but for me, when I follow the 5-5-5 method, my eggs peel fast and effectively. 
hard boiled eggs peeled on a plate

Storage Instructions

Refrigeration:

  • Allow boiled eggs to cool to room temperature.
  • Store them in the refrigerator within two hours of boiling.
  • Keep the eggs in their shells and place them in an airtight container or egg carton.
  • Refrigerate for up to one week.

Peeled Eggs:

  • Peel boiled eggs only when ready to eat.
  • Store peeled eggs in an airtight container with a damp paper towel to prevent drying.
  • Consume within one day for the best texture.

Note: Always store boiled eggs in the refrigerator to maintain freshness and reduce the risk of bacterial growth.

You can enjoy hard boiled eggs any way you like! Some popular ways to eat them are:

The options are endless! What is your favorite way to eat hard boiled eggs? Let us know in the comments below.

FAQ’S

How Many Eggs Can You Cook In An Instant Pot?

You can pressure cook up to 16 eggs in your Instant Pot at any one time.

Which Eggs Are Best to Use?

The best eggs to use for the Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs method are large, fresh farm eggs. Older or smaller eggs may not cook evenly. 

Why Do You Put Boiled Eggs In Ice Water?

An ice bath cools the eggs quickly and stops the cooking process. This prevents the eggs from becoming overcooked and rubbery.

How To Make An Ice Bath For Eggs?

To make an ice bath, fill a large bowl with several inches of cool water and ice. Add the boiled eggs to the ice bath and let them cool for about five minutes. After five minutes, eggs should be cool to the touch. If they are not, continue to let them sit in the ice bath until they are cool.

What if My Eggs Crack?

If you follow this method for cooking hard boiled eggs they should not crack. However if they do crack, place in water anyway to cool. Then peel the cold eggs after 5 minutes.

peeled boiled eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Yield: 1`2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Leanr how to make Instant Pot hard boiled eggs in your pressure cooker using the 5-5-5 method.

Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Add your fresh eggs and 1 cup of water to your Instant pot.
  2. Set the pressure cooker to cook hard boiled eggs for 5 minutes.
  3. Allow the eggs to pressure release naturally for 5 minutes. Then release the remaining pressure at the end of 5 minutes.
  4. Finally, Ice your hard cooked eggs for 5 minutes in ice-cold water.
  5. Your eggs should be easy to peel and be cooked just right! 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 6Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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