Perfectly Cooked Eggs
By :Instant Pot Miracle
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Steaming eggs in the shell gives you the very best results, whether you want soft-, medium-, or hard-cooked eggs. An extra benefit of steaming: Your hard-cooked eggs will never acquire a green ring around the yolk—a sign of overcooking.
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Rating: 3.97
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Medium
Duration less than 15 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Eggs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3-5 minutes
Servings
2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1-6 eggs large or jumbo
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Medium
Duration less than 15 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Eggs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3-5 minutes
Servings
2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1-6 eggs large or jumbo
Votes: 33
Rating: 3.97
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Instructions
  1. Pour the water into the Instant Pot. Place a steamer basket or the trivet in the pot.
  2. Carefully arrange eggs in the steamer basket. Secure the lid on the pot. Close the pressure-release valve.
  3. For soft-cooked eggs, select manual and cook at low pressure for 3 minutes. When cooking time is complete, use a natural release to depressurize. (For medium-cooked eggs, cook for 4 minutes; for hardcooked eggs, cook for 5 minutes.)
  4. Remove the lid from the pot and gently place eggs in a bowl of cool water for 1 minute to serve warm.
20 replies
  1. Cate
    Cate says:

    When cooked as directed, the three minute eggs have hard yolks. If i can afford to waste more food, i may try this again, next time doing a quick pressure release.What a waste.

  2. Beekeeper
    Beekeeper says:

    I used quick release. Medium Eggs came out with a slight tinge of green around the yolk. The recipe calls for Large or XL eggs. I should have decreased the cooking time by a minute. These were the easiest eggs I have ever peeled!

  3. Ksh
    Ksh says:

    I did 4 minutes for medium and turned out perfect. Like any hard boiled egg, I immediately transferred to a cold water bath. This was actually the first time I ised my instant pot! The middle was just a bit gooey still!

  4. Wanttogosouth
    Wanttogosouth says:

    Awesome everytime! I crack in tge cold water after 5 min so water gets in around egg. Then 5 min later presto!!

  5. Henry100
    Henry100 says:

    My first try at soft boiled failed. Eggs good peeled easy but norunny yoak. This most likely i had time wrong. As iwas cooking egg i think my egg cooker might be easyer to use. So i lost excietment as to doing my eggs in pot.

  6. Kevmo814
    Kevmo814 says:

    The recipe says 1-6 eggs, however it works just as right with 12. They peeled perfectly and I was start to finish in 21 minuets.

  7. kawill12
    kawill12 says:

    Tried to make hard boiled and they came out medium boiled. Tried again and instead cooked on high pressure for 5 minutes. 5 minutes natural release then quick release and into ice bath and they came out perfect.

  8. Icook
    Icook says:

    Following these instructions gave me five warm eggs that were almost completely liquid. About 2 mm of the white had partially solidified inside the shell. Instead, cook on high pressure for 5 minutes, then let sit for five, then an ice bath for a few minutes. You will have hard cooked eggs. Less time for softer eggs

  9. Lroman16
    Lroman16 says:

    I cooked mine on high pressure for 5 min. Natural release for 5 min then quick release. Put in ice bath for 5 min. Easiest peel, no runny or green yolk. Perfectly boiled dozen of eggs.

  10. JanCHFL
    JanCHFL says:

    Three minutes on low pressure provide very runny egg white and yokes. Could not eat these raw eggs. Will try again under high pressure with longer time.

  11. Calbob
    Calbob says:

    Must be a misprint in the instructions for “Natural Release”. Use “Manual Release” as 3 minutes plus natural gives hard cooked eggs. (I’m at sea level)

  12. G-MAJO
    G-MAJO says:

    I did 6 minutes on low pressure & natural release. I used 8 extra large eggs. Came out perfect. Cookbook i have says 5 minutes but a friend told me 6 & she does a whole dozen

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