Perfect in-the-Shell Sous Vide Eggs
We already have a recipe for in-the-shell eggs. Why a second one? Because this one uses the sous vide function of the Max machine to produce absolutely perfect eggs every time. Although the recipe in the breakfast chapter is certainly faster, this one can keep the eggs at the right temperature for your taste for up to 1 hour. Any weekend when you have guests, set up the cooker and head back to the shower. By the time everyone’s downstairs, the eggs will be waiting and perfect—and silkier, smoother than you can believe.
  • Wateras needed
  • 1-6 eggsat room temperature
  1. Set a heat-safe trivet inside a Max Instant Pot. Fill the insert two-thirds or to the Max Fill line with water.
  2. Set the machine to its SOUS VIDE function. Set the timer for 2 hours. Set the temperature based on the following criteria:
  3. 145°F for soft-boiled eggs with barely set whites and loose, runny yolks
  4. 150°F for soft-boiled eggs with whites that hold their shape and yolks that are soft at their centers
  5. 155°F for soft-boiled eggs with definitely set whites and yolks with a jammy, caramel-like consistency, such as the eggs often placed in Ramen Broth
  6. 160°F for hard-cooked eggs with firm whites and still-moist yolks
  7. 165°F for hard-cooked eggs with firm whites and drier yolks, better for chopping in egg salad
  8. Lock the lid onto the pot. Press the START button.
  9. When the machine reaches the appropriate temperature, uncover the pot and lower the eggs onto the trivet. (A slotted spoon works best.) Latch the lid back onto the pot (the valve will be open by default) and cook for 1 hour. The eggs will be ready at this point. However, they can be held at the set temperature for 1 additional hour.
Recipe Notes

• For the best egg salad, mix 4-6 peeled and chopped hard-cooked eggs with 4-6 tablespoons regular or low-fat mayonnaise, up to 1/4 cup finely minced celery, 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar, up to 2 teaspoons yellow mustard, 1 teaspoon granulated white sugar, 1 teaspoon table salt, and 1/2 teaspoon onion powder.