Hard-boiled eggs are a favorite around our house, I can’t seem to keep them in the refrigerator for very long. Doing them the old fashioned way could be challenging at times. Getting the shell peeled off perfectly was always a hassle. When Clumps of the egg would come off with the shell was always the most frustrating for me. Then to find out the yoke wasn’t as done as I would have liked. Since I started making them in my instant Pot I haven’t had these problems.
Instant pot Accessories
- Instant Pot
- Trivet (be the one that came with your IP or one for eggs)
- Ice Water
I haven’t bought many accessories for my Instant Pot but this stackable egg steamer trivet was the best thing I could have bought. I love the fact that I can fit 14 eggs or I can do 7 eggs. This trivet fits 5, 6, and 8 quart Instant Pots and isn’t very costly.
This is how the 5-5-5 method works.
Place 1 cup of water in the inner pot of your IP (this is the recommended amount of water for a 6 quart, other sizes may need more water).
Place whatever trivet you are using in the inner pot (you can use the one that came with your IP)
Add your desired amount of eggs into the trivet.
Put the lid to your IP on, close the vent.
Press the pressure cooker button, set time for 5 minutes (make sure this is high-pressure cooking)
When the cooking time is done let it natural release for another 5 minutes. Natural release means that you don’t open the pressure valve on the lid of your IP. For this part, I usually set a timer then when the timer goes off. I turn my value to release any of the steam there still might be.
Once the 5 minute natural release time is over remove the lid from your IP. Remove eggs and place into an ice water bath for another 5 minutes. I recommend using kitchen tongs to remove the eggs from the trivet, they get very warm.
After the 5 minutes in the ice water bath, you may peel your eggs and enjoy.
Here is a little video I have on my Youtube channel to show you how I do the 5-5-5 method.
This recipe is the perfect start to making these deviled eggs.
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