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A fun tip. After peeling your eggs to make deviled eggs for Easter dinner, you can still “dye” your eggs in nice, soft pastel colors. Peel the eggs and split in half, remove the yellow, Dye egg halves like you would normally dye boiled eggs. Let dry, then proceed making colorful deviled eggs.
Quick easy recipe for spur of the moment egg salad! Had my craving fullfilled. One of my eggs misbehaved and basically exploded. I blame the eggs, not the recipe. 5-5-5 worked like the secret key I needed and won’t forget
In case it wasn’t said… the 5-5-5 refers to 5 minutes at pressure, 5 minutes before releasing pressure (if it doesn’t naturally release first), and then 5 minutes in an ice bath before peeling. :)
Thank you. That bothered me!
Wow. Easy….. nothing else to say. I have struggled like most and was worried about the eggs bursting. Not so. Not even a crack. Perfectly cooked and not overdone yolk. The pealing was SIMPLE. She’ll came right off. Perfect
i swear i followed all of the instructions but the egg whites stuck to the shells and the yolks were solid but not fully cooked…they hold together but look raw..you said to short the 555 method by a minute on the cooking part, but i really think they coulda used that extra minute
I will never try another method, I peeled a dozen eggs in about two minutes… Speed is definitely important but taste is what really counts and this method is a winner. Thank you. I see a lot more hard boiled eggs in my future!
They peel nice but the eggs were too hard Ford my liking.
Keep trying and customizing the time, knock a minute off next time and I hope it’ll be close to perfect for you!
Actually worked! I’ve tried several methods to get eggs just right and easy to peel. It has never worked out before this! I like my eggs hard, so did high pressure for 5 minutes on the IP trivet, 5 minute natural release, then into cold water. The easiest to peel eggs I’ve ever made! They were cooked perfectly for my taste. Thanks so much for this method!
Four minutes in my six quart duo is perfect for delicious, creamy centers. Thank you, Emma!
Fastest technique and it really works! No green yolks! I placed 8 ounces of water and about 2 ounces of vinegar in my Instant Pot (not sure you need the vinegar). I placed six extra-large white eggs in a steamer basket just above the water. I clicked “pressure cook” and set the time to 4 minutes. I left the keep warm feature on, which allows the timer to show how many minutes it has been sitting (after cooking). After the timer showed 7 minutes exactly, I released the remaining steam, opened the IP, and placed the eggs in a bath of ice water. They came out almost fully cooked. I think I will let them sit for 6 1/2 minutes next time because I prefer them to be a little under-cooked. The first time I tried this recipe, I let them sit for 5 minutes in the keep warm cycle, and the yolks came out with an orange color (not the yellow you normally see). They tasted good though. I found if I crack the shell into very small pieces by rolling the egg on a counter, the eggs pealed pretty easily even though the eggs were fresh.
I put the eggs on trivet, about 10 – 12 at a time, 4 minutes, quick release right away and put them in tap water to cool. Eggs were bought from Costco and Sams so I assumed they are relatively fresh. Easiest peeling ever!I think it’s silly to say IP overcooks the eggs, adjust the time to your preference!
This works. I use a three quart mini model and I like the eggs at three minutes (pressure time), but I usually don’t quick release, busy doing other things. Always put a cup of water under the trivit. No ice or ice water is ever necessary. You can let them cool slowly (no shocking required) and the shell separate easily.I also use a Chiboz double innerpan insert. I like oatmeal or Malt-O-Meal with rasins or fruit, and then I’ll put a few eggs on top of the inner pan. 3 min works.
I have tried another trick, zero pressure minutes. This is the heating and cooling cycle only. It worked fine for Malt-O-Meal. Will try it with eggs, but they may not work. The size of the pot seems to make a difference in timng and I find my 3qt size is often faster than the bigger sizes and uses fewer watts to do the job.
I think the Instant pot overcooks the eggs and they are terrible. The reason the eggs are hard to peel no matter what method you use to cook them is they are too fresh. Let them age in the fridge before boiling them and never have a prob!am peeling.
I just used my Instant Pot for the first time and made hard boiled eggs using brown eggs. I had read so many great things about Instant Pot hard boiled eggs peeling right off. Peeling my Instant Pot eggs was a hot mess. I don’t know what happened since I followed the instructions. The recipe I followed was not this one but pretty much the same. I’m going to try again with a different batch of eggs. I was so bummed. :(
The best way to cook boil eggs is with an egg cooker. They are about $12.00 each.
Cooks perfectly boiled eggs every time…. Easy to use. I make six at a time.
Egg cookers are available on-line or in many stores…
Not if I need to make 1, 2, or 3 dozen all at the same time. Which I could not with your egg cooker.
I agree, this is life changing as related to hard boiled eggs! In the past, I never really knew what I would end up with. And sometimes the eggs were so hard to peel that it just made me angry. This truly is the unicorn! Thanks!!
This was so easy, loved how easy they were to peel and the texture was very good, used the 4 minutes in InstaPot. Will definitely being using this method again.
This is how I will make my eggs from now on.Easy peasy.
Ever tried an egg cooker? Wonderful for hard boiled, poached, I use one always!