My niece Maggie got her first Instant Pot around the same time that I got mine, and we’ve been swapping tips and recipes ever since. (Side Note and Proud Aunt Brag: If you’re interested in the keto diet, Maggie shares tons of great keto tips, recipes, and inspiration on Instagram at @lowcarbllama)
Recently, Maggie told me about a way to make hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot that turned out to be a MASSIVE game-changer. And I’m very excited to share her brilliant tip with all of you today!
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A Faster, Smarter Way To Make Hard-Boiled Eggs
If you’ve ever needed to make several hard-boiled eggs to use in a recipe, then you already know what a pain it can be. You have to cook them, cool them, then peel them all individually, then chop them up and throw them into your potato salad, egg salad, or whatever it is that you’re making. And it takes forever.
But with this new Instant Pot method, you cook the eggs out of the shell. No shell means no peeling, so you’ll have your cooked eggs ready to go in half the time it would normally take, or less!
- 8 eggs
- Leakproof push pan or leakproof springform pan (7”)
- Instant Pot
Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs Hack
Grease your pan with butter or cooking spray, then crack the 8 eggs into the bottom of the pan.
Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot, then set the trivet inside. Place the pan of eggs onto the trivet and secure the lid.
Cook the eggs on High pressure for 6 minutes, Natural Release for 5 minutes, then Quick Release any remaining pressure in the pot.
Carefully remove the pan from the pot, and remove the “block” of eggs from the pan. Transfer the eggs to a cutting board, chop them up, and you’re done!
4 Delicious Ways To Use Them
Now that you’ve got all these delicious chopped egg bits, what are you going to do with them? Here are some tasty ideas:
- Make my mom’s famous potato salad
- Make egg salad
- Use them in a Cobb salad
- Use them in a spinach salad
What’s your favorite way to use hard-boiled eggs?