How long does it take to make hard boiled eggs? How do I make boiled eggs that peel easy? Is there a way to make hard boiled eggs quickly? Making boiled eggs may sound easy, but it isn’t that simple to make hard boiled eggs that turn out just right. Want in on a little secret? Use your Instant Pot to make the perfect hard boiled eggs!
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How to make boiled eggs peel easy
Have you ever made a batch of boiled eggs and tried to peel them, just to have half of the egg tear away with the shell? It really can be quite hard to peel a boiled egg sometimes. I have heard that you should never boil brand new eggs… but should let them sit for at least a week before boiling them. We go through a lot of eggs in our house (I have three growing boys that are constantly eating!), so it isn’t typical that we have a carton of eggs just sit in the refrigerator for a week! And while this may very well be true, I don’t always have that kind of time… So, if you are like me, you need to find a different way. And luckily, I did! I used some eggs that I had (just a few days old) and made boiled eggs in the Instant Pot—and they turned out perfectly!
Take a look at my video here. Anyone can tell you that a recipe worked, but I wanted to actually show you!
How to make hard boiled eggs quickly
Not only did I find that making boiled eggs in the Instant Pot made them so easy to peel, but it was super quick and easy! I actually used a recipe that I found in the new book that I just got, The “I Love My Instant Post” Affordable Meals Recipe Book by Aileen Clark, from Aileen Cooks.
This recipe is so easy! In the book, Aileen uses the 5-5-5 method to cook boiled eggs:
- 5 minutes of cook time in the Instant Pot
- 5 minutes to let the Instant Pot depressurize
- 5 minutes for the eggs in an ice bath
This recipe literally takes all of the guesswork out of making boiled eggs. Super simple and super easy—5,5,5… and done!