Thursday, March 8, 2018

Perfect Eggs Every time in the Instant Pot -

egg carton and eggs

Does it make sense to steam my eggs for egg salad in my Instant Pot? Yes! The peels slide right off!!
See how!

Like you , I questioned whether I even wanted to buy an Instant Pot. I wondered if I would use it enough to warrant the expense. I didn't know if it would be worth looking at that bulky pot sitting on my kitchen counter everyday or worse yet-taking up valuable storage space in my pantry. 

Instant Pot

Yet, after hearing so many people RAVING about their Instant Pot, I decided to purchase the 6 quart size. Once I got the hang of cooking in it, there was no turning back! 

I love my Instant Pot and use it for everything. In fact- I'm not sure that a day goes by that I don't use it. 

bowl of vegan and gluten free lentil soup
Easy Lentil Soup

Since I bought it, I have made wonderful soups, black beans, rice, vegetables etc. in record time. 
Yesterday, I made a vegetable soup in 14 minutes for lunch and then used my IP again to make a red lentil stew for dinner in 16 minutes.  But eggs?? 

I had read about steaming eggs in the Instant Pot for egg salad. I never tried it until today when I needed to cook up over a dozen eggs for company. I gave it a try.  

The results were amazing - and here is why

1. I keep my Instant Pot on my counter for easy use. 

2. There is NO MESS- nothing boils over

3. I don't have to watch the pot- and turn down the flame- I simply put in the eggs and the pot beeps when it is finished.  

4. I put the eggs in , turn on the setting, and walk away to do other tasks.

5. When the eggs are done, the peels slide right off- yes, I mean slides off easily and quickly. No struggling with the peel and losing parts of the egg. 

6. It doesn't heat up my kitchen

7. The stainless steel Instant Pot insert lifts right out and can be cleaned in a jiffy. 

There you have it- 14 eggs steamed to perfection in my Instant Pot in 5 minutes of cooking ( pot will also take about 5 minutes to heat up) 

What did I do with my eggs? I made egg salad

How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

1. Pour 1 cup of water in the IP
2. Place a steamer basket or the rack in the IP
3. Fill with desired amount of eggs 
4. Seal pot and set on Manual or Pressure Cook for 5 minutes ( It will take time to heat up) .
5. When done-release steam. 
6. Carefully remove eggs ( they will be hot) and place in an ice bath of water for a minute
7. Slip off the peels and use in your favorite recipe. 

I love egg salad and it makes the perfect appetizer, side or lunch for those that are gluten free or dairy free.

My Simple Egg Salad 

14 cooked eggs 
4 Tablespoons of Hellman's Olive Oil Mayo
optional: 1/4 cup of celery diced very small and 1/4 cup of diced red onion
paprika for garnish

Place cooked and peeled eggs in a large bowl. Mix in 4 Tablespoons of Hellman's Olive Oil Mayo . Using a fork,  mash until well mixed. Serve or store in the refrigerator. 
Mix in the diced celery and red onion just before serving if desired.

Linking to Beth Fish Reads Weekend Cooking where anyone can share a food related post. This week Beth review the Netflix series called Rotten which explores the many problems in our food industry,. 

This post is also linked to Souper Sunday where anyone can share a soup, salad, or sammie recipe. Check out this week's recipes.


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  2. I've been using a pressure cooker for decades (stovetop) and bought an electric model a couple of years ago. I like the ease of the electric, but I love the bigger size of my stovetop! I've never made eggs in mine, but I do make soup, stew, beans and other goodies in it.

    1. My mom used one but the old fashioned ones scared me.

  3. Up to now, I haven't heard an instant pot application that seemed to meet any of my needs, but this is a good one! Often, my eggs don't look very nice because

    I love hardboiled eggs in egg salad (make it the same as you but sometimes with pickle relish too) in tuna salad (like egg salad but with a can of tuna), in salade Nicoise, or as "oeufs mayonnaise" which is just halves of eggs with a spoonful of mayo on each. And salt. All good!

    best... mae at

    1. I dont think anyone really needs an Instant Pot- but once you have one , you will wonder how you managed without one.

  4. Good egg salad is probably my favorite sandwich filling. It looks delicious.
    I'm all for easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs too. ;-)

  5. I'm still on the fence about getting an IP -- but did enjoy hearing about all your successes. Amazing that you could make hard boiled eggs in it. :)

    1. Jama,
      I not only have no regrets, I would have regretted if I didn't get one. I love the Instant Pot brand- Works great and I use it for everything

  6. A great recipe for the Instant Pot! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great St. Patrick's Day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. I keep eyeing the instapot but I'm just not sure I really want one more thing cluttering up my counter or cabinet. These eggs do sound nice and easy though. I hate trying to peel an egg when the shell sticks to it. Pinned.

  8. One of these days I'll get an instant pot. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - have a great week!


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