Use as many eggs as you need to cook, arranged on the trivet that came with your electric pressure cooker.
Pour 1 1/2 cups cold tap water in pot. Close Instant Pot and set the valve on top to ‘Sealing.’
Press <Manual> or <Pressure Cook> or <Egg>.
Press <Pressure> to change to LOW pressure. If your machine has HIGH pressure only, go ahead and use HIGH, but you may want to decrease your pressure cooking time by a minute or so.
Press the minus sign < – > to set the time to 5 minutes. Wait about 10 seconds. It will beep when it starts.
The Instant Pot will say ‘On’ on the display. The pot is heating and when it rises to pressure, the float valve will pop up.
After the pot comes to pressure, the display will show the time you entered (5 minutes). It will count down and beep when finished.
When it beeps, immediately ‘quick release’ (QR) the pot and turn the valve to ‘Venting’. It sounds like a steam locomotive!
Then open the pot and use pot holders to pull the insert out and place just the stainless steel insert in the sink. Fill with cold water, drain as much as possible, refill with more cold water and ice.
Peel those beautiful hard boiled eggs.
Eat them as-is or make egg salad, deviled eggs, or chop up on a salad.
There are 3 primary variables that you’ll need to experiment with.
1. The Egg Size
You’ll find differences among your eggs. Even though all the eggs we purchase are labeled “Grade A Large,” some stores' eggs are smaller than others. The larger the egg, the longer it will take to cook.
2. The Egg Starting Temperature
Do you keep your eggs on the countertop at room temp, or do you keep them in the fridge? The colder the egg at the beginning, the longer it will take to cook.
3. The Tap Water Starting Temperature
Our tap water in Texas is very warm in the summer time, while my mom’s well water in Indiana is a cool 45 degrees year-round. The colder your starting temperature, the longer it will take to come to pressure, which adds time that the eggs are cooking.We’ve tried before putting hot water in to start, and our finished eggs weren’t cooked enough. Just use cold water for consistent results.