Perfect Boiled Eggs
Boiled eggs are not easy to get right. Am I the only one that usually has trouble peeling them? What is that about anyway?! It’s annoying. Especially when you have tried all of the tricks you’ve seen on Pinterest or heard on the Food Network. None of them have worked every time for me. Not until I bought an Instant Pot that is. Boiled eggs can be perfect every time. I can never go back to boiling eggs on the stove top. The swiftness of my precious pressure cooker has ruined me. Eggs cook so fast there is hardly time for a 15 minute cleaning session while they cook.
I cook them for 5 minutes. For real. No lie. Imagine being able to have deviled eggs ready to eat from cook time to prep time in just about 30 minutes. It’s a little dangerous if you want to know the truth. Now I want to eat all the eggs. My kids don’t like it when I call them deviled eggs. They insist I refer to them as angel eggs. I call them deviled eggs in my mind. No one will ever know. I’m a rebel like that.
Easily Peeled Boiled Eggs
Do you see how pretty they are? All peeled without coming apart. I didn’t have to stand on one leg or hold my head just right to make it happen either. Do you ever want to just squeeze the eggs into oblivion when they will.not.peel? No? Just me? The Instant Pot has saved my sanity. Just crack the shell and peel. I am often asked to bring deviled eggs to family and holiday events. This is the perfect solution to all of the time I used to spend in preparation.
I have never liked the dark ring that can form around boiled eggs when they are cooked a little too long. It gives an off putting color to the yolks. My pressure cooker has done away with that worry making my life so much easier. The color is always yellow as it should be which makes the finished product of deviled eggs so much more appealing. Boiled eggs are kind of gross when they turn green. I prefer to leave the green eggs to Dr. Seuss.
- You will need 12 eggs or less if desired.
- Place steam rack in bottom of Instant Pot.
- Place eggs in steam rack.
- Add one cup water.
- Make sure sealing ring is in place. You can read how to clean the sealing ring here.
- Close lid and lock making sure vent is closed.
- Plug IP in, turn on and push the MANUAL button.
- Use the “-” button on the display to set for 5 minutes.
- Once done let the pressure natural release for about 5 minutes.
- Open valve and let pressure continue to release. Steam will be very hot so please be careful. A towel can be placed over the vent as the steam releases to keep it contained.
- Once pressure is released remove lid and place eggs in an ice bath for about 5 – 10 minutes. Sometimes I will dump the water and redo this a second time if I am serving the eggs soon after. It helps bring the temperature down for eating more quickly.
- Peel eggs and prepare as desired.
How to Make Deviled Eggs
- Peel boiled eggs.
- Cut them in half lengthwise.
- Put the yolks onto a plate and mash until it becomes a crumbly texture.
- Add mayo to your taste and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. mix until combined.
- Taste to see if you need to adjust the seasoning or add mayo.
- Scoop a small spoonful into each egg half. You should have an equal amount in each egg half with all eggs filled.
- Then lightly sprinkle each egg half with paprika. Go easy on this.
- Chill until ready to serve.
One savvy tip for you is to never put your egg shells down the garbage disposal! Trust me on this one. Your plumber and your pipes will thank you.