Hard boiled eggs are one of my favorite healthy snacks. They're a great source of protein, fat, vitamins and minerals, and just the perfect thing to keep stocked in your fridge when you need something quick and nutritious. Really the only problem I ever had with with hard boiled eggs was the fact that I could never get them quite right. Almost every time, they turned out overdone with chalky yolks that had that dreaded grey ring around them. Ugh! On the rare occasion that I timed them right, I still couldn't enjoy them because they'd be impossible to peel. And believe me, I tried every "trick" in the book. I tried adding vinegar to the water, I tried placing the eggs in cold water, then bringing them to a boil, I tried lowering them into boiling water instead, using older eggs, newer eggs, ice bath, no ice bath... I'm telling you, lots of failed hard boiled eggs. Then I discovered the ONLY way to make fail-proof hard boiled eggs. The Instant Pot!
Not only do the eggs peel like a DREAM when you cook them in the Instant Pot, but the yolks are always cooked to perfection. Never a grey ring in sight! I mean, check out these yolks! And do you see that egg shell? It came off in just two pieces. For a hard-boiled-egg-ruiner like me, this is the most satisfying thing ever!
Eggs (as many as you'd like and however many fit on the rack inside your instant pot)
1 cup water
*For softer yolks, set the timer for 3 minutes instead and make sure to release the pressure right away.
Eggs will keep well in the fridge for about a week.
Tell me those aren't the best hard boiled eggs on earth!? Oh and PS, I strongly recommend enjoying them with Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning. Yum!
July 28th, 2016
June 23, 2017
Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.