These pressure cooker hard boiled eggs are a game changer. They are easy to peel and are perfectly cooked everytime!
One of the questions that I always get is “how do I get my hard boiled eggs to peel easily?” The simple answer is to use older eggs and make sure to cool them down immediately but that isn’t a guarantee. If you don’t have an electric pressure cooker and like to make hard boiled eggs on the stove, click here to see how I do it.
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Hard boiled eggs are a standard part of my Sunday, low carb food prep and my time prepping food has been cut down dramatically by using my Instant Pot. I can take frozen chicken breasts to cooked and shredded in under an hour and I make perfectly cooked cauliflower rice in it too. Technically, these eggs aren’t hard boiled, they are steamed. They taste the same regardless of the method of cooking.
It took quite a few tries to get the eggs perfect in the pressure cooker. The first time I put too many eggs in it and they cracked and burned. It was weird. The eggs tasted fine, but were a kind of yellowish brown color and the inside of the shells had burn marks. Yikes. So with that I learned that when making pressure cooker hard boiled eggs, the eggs cannot touch the sides of the pressure cooker. So I tried it again, with less eggs, but the same amount of time. They turned out less burnt, but still the shells cracked and there were still burn marks inside the shells.
So there were lots of tries and finally I got it perfect! Make sure you use the rack that came with your pressure cooker, because the eggs can’t touch the bottom or the sides. They do make eggs steamer racks for pressure cookers. They have ones that are stackable, and they have silicone ones. I haven’t tried either, but I plan on ordering some soon. Until then, I only make eight eggs at time, which is fine, because the process is so quick, I can make another batch immediately after.
So here is how to make easy peel, perfect pressure cooker hard boiled eggs…
Place the eggs on the rack that came with the pressure cooker, making sure none of the eggs are touching the sides of the pot. Add one cup of water to the pot. Secure the lid, making sure the vent is sealed. Set the pressure cooker on manual, HIGH for 4 minutes. Once the four minutes is up, let the pressure cooker naturally vent for another 2 minutes. Then quick release the steam. Place the eggs immediately in an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
That’s it. You can peel them right away or wait until you are about to eat them. You’ll be so satisfied with how easy these pressure cooked hard boiled eggs peel!
If you prefer your eggs soft boiled, use LOW pressure instead, and quick release the steam immediately. Yum!
How do you eat your hard boiled eggs? I like to put hot sauce on mine. And I love deviled eggs, like these Garlic Pesto Deviled Eggs. You should try them!