The fastest, easiest way to hard boil eggs in the Instant Pot using the 5-5-5 method! Quick, simple, and easy to peel….you’ll never go back to your old ways!
Hard boiled eggs were one of the first things I made in my Instant Pot! Honestly, I can’t believe I haven’t shared the method with you all sooner, but better late than never, right?!
Hard boiled eggs have always been one of those things I made on a rare occasion. I used the stove top method for years and no matter what I tried, the shells were a pain to peel. I watched YouTube videos on adding baking soda, adding vinegar, you name it, I tried it! Nonetheless, I made them only when I had a major craving for egg salad or needed them in my potato salad!
Once I joined the Instant Pot Facebook group, I began scrolling through the posts for ideas, tips, and inspiration! I began to notice that SEVERAL people talked about how simple hard boiling eggs were and some people were even doing dozens at a time! Immediately intrigued, I decided to try the 5-5-5 method.
I made 6 hard boiled eggs the first time. I figured, if they didn’t turn out, at least I wasn’t out much and the effort was minimal.
Placing the eggs on the trivet and setting the Instant Pot up was a breeze. Once the timer went off, I waited the additional 5 minutes before doing a quick release. I tossed the eggs in an ice bath for an additional 5 minutes and that was it. My hubby and I peeled them incredibly quickly (life changing in fact, haha), and prepared egg salad for lunch!
Next time, I plan on doing many more eggs because 6 was not enough! Nothing tastier than a hard boiled egg in the morning, egg salad for lunch, chopped up in a salad, etc.
If you don’t have an Instant Pot, I recommend trying this using a friends. I’m telling you, this method alone may encourage you to run out and buy yourself an Instant Pot!
In 15 minutes, you can have as many hard boiled eggs as you need, all that peel incredibly easy, and are cooked to perfection! Also check out the egg rack link below, I just got one and love mine!
Enjoy and be sure to let me know what you think if you try it!
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Egg Rack: https://amzn.to/2JmQdCj
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- 6 eggs
- 1 cup water
Pour 1 cup water on bottom of Instant Pot.
Place metal trivet on top of water.
Place eggs evenly around trivet. See picture if not using an egg rack.
Place lid on Instant Pot and ensure valve is in sealing position.
Cook manual high pressure for 5 minutes, followed by a 5 minute natural release.
Once 5 minute natural release has passed, do a quick release.
Place eggs in a bowl filled with ice water and allow to soak for 5 minutes.
Refrigerate until ready to use! Enjoy!