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Want to make pressure cooker hard boiled eggs or a perfect soft boiled egg, but not getting the results you want? You’ve come to the right place! We’re taking the guesswork out of making the perfect pressure cooker eggs with our “eggsperiment”. 😉
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Wait, didn’t you just post about soft boiled eggs? Yep! So why another one?
As we were testing our recipe for the Ramen Egg (Japanese Soft Boiled Egg), we ran into a problem. We first tried cooking the eggs for 3 minutes at low pressure, then quick release. We weren’t satisfied with the outcome. You’ll see why below.
So how long should we cook the eggs in our Instant Pot electric pressure cooker to achieve the perfect soft boiled egg? Or medium boiled eggs? What about perfect hard boiled eggs?
Let’s get cracking!!!
High Pressure vs. Low Pressure??
We first tested whether we should use high pressure or low pressure to cook the eggs for best results.
For the high pressure eggs, the egg whites turned out to be slightly chalky (more noticeable for older eggs). We preferred the egg whites from the low pressure eggs, so, we proceeded the rest of the experiment with cooking the eggs at low pressure.
Then, we’ve cooked the eggs using the exact same method using ten different cooking times.
Method For Perfect Instant Pot Soft, Medium, Hard Boiled Eggs
In order to ensure the accuracy of this experiment, we started fresh with a cool pot for each run. So, after each run, we removed the hot water from the pressure cooker and rinsed the pot and rack with cold running tap water until the pot has cooled down.
Tools to Make Instant Pot Soft, Medium, Hard Boiled Eggs
Vegetable Steamer – We normally use the trivet that came with our Instant Pot Pressure Cooker (as shown in the above picture). For those who use other electric pressure cookers, this steam rack & basket will work great.
Are you ready? Here we go!
The Pressure Cooker Eggs Results
5 Minutes Pressure Cooker Egg – egg white is just set; yolk is thick and runny
8 Minutes Pressure Cooker Egg – egg white is fully set; yolk is 80% set, still a little wet in the middle
10 Minutes Pressure Cooker Egg – egg white is fully set; yolk edge is hard boiled, still tender in the middle
13 Minutes Pressure Cooker Egg – egg white is fully set; yolk is fully set (sorry for just having a quarter of the egg…Jacky “accidentally” ate it before we took the picture -___-)
Okay! As promised. First take a deep breath…here it is…3 Minutes Pressure Cooker Egg – Yep, saved this last, as it might gross some of you out.
Perfect Soft, Medium, Hard Boiled Eggs Tips
Note: Making pressure cooker eggs is easy. But if you want perfect eggs, be mindful that many factors affect the results of your eggs:
So test and adjust to your situation! 🙂
Now we’re curious, which one would YOU consider to be the perfect hard boiled egg, perfect medium boiled egg, and perfect soft boiled egg? And which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments! 🙂
Now it’s YOUR turn to take out your pressure cooker and cook some Perfect Instant Pot Soft, Medium, Hard Boiled Eggs!
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Perfect Instant Pot Soft, Medium, Hard Boiled Eggs
Author: Amy + Jacky
Here's the method on how to make perfect pressure cooker hard boiled eggs, soft boiled eggs, and medium boiled eggs in the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker. You may choose the cooking time from 5 minutes to 14 minutes depending on the type of yolk consistency you like.Subscribe for Free Recipes & Tips
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Course: Appetizer, Breakfast/Brunch
Keyword: how to cook eggs in instant pot, instant pot eggs, instant pot medium boiled eggs, instant pot soft boiled eggs, pressure cooker eggs
What is the 5 5 5 method for eggs?
The 5-5-5 method is not a secret code- it's an easy way to remember this recipe:.
5 minutes of pressure cooking,.
5 minutes of rest before opening the lid, followed by..
5 minutes of an ice-water bath..
What is the 6 6 6 method for hard
The 6-6-6 method = 6 minutes manual, 6 minutes NPR, 6 minutes ice bath. 6-6-6 method, Step 1: Put about 1 1/2 cups water in the bottom of your Instant Pot and place rack on top of water (rack that comes with IP works!).
How many eggs can you boil in an Instant Pot at one time?
Notes. You can stack up to 18 eggs in the Instant Pot at a time with 1 cup of water.
Why do my hard
It's best to avoid the high pressure setting when cooking eggs. It creates too much of a volatile environment for the delicate eggs, leaving them prone to cracking or leaking during cooking. Follow this tip: For the best results, keep the pressure cooker set to low when cooking eggs.