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Perfect Hard And Soft Boiled Eggs - INSTANT POT & STOVE

Ingredients

  • 6- 9 large eggs*
  • 1 cup water
  • Instant Pot steamer rack
  • Instant Pot

Instructions

FOR THE INSTANT POT METHOD:

  1. Insert the steam rack in the inner pot of the Instant Pot. Pour water inside.
  2. Place the eggs on top of the steam rack that comes with the Instant Pot
  3. Close and seal the lid. Move valve to sealing. .
  4. Press the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK (high) button and adjust time to:

FOR SOFT BOILED EGGS FOR A RUNNY - PARTIALLY COOKED YOLK: 2-3 MINUTES

FOR SOFT BOILED EGGS WITH AN ALMOST COOKED YOLK: 4 MINUTES

FOR HARD BOILED EGGS: 5 MINUTES

  1. Allow 5-10 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure. After the selected minutes are up and the eggs are cooked:
  2. Immediately do a quick release by using a long spoon and push the valve to venting - allow all the steam to release. Carefully unlock and open the lid.
  3. Quickly transfer eggs to a large bowl with ice cold water and keep running water until cool enough to hold. Allow eggs to sit in very cold water until completely cool. When the eggs are cool, gently crack and peel.

FOR THE STOVE-TOP METHOD:

  1. Place the eggs in a medium-large (depending on how many you make) pot and cover with cold water.
  2. Cover with lid and set the pot over high heat and bring the water to a rolling boil
  3. As soon as the water comes to a boil, immediately remove the pot from the heat and allow to sit, covered for the correct time depending on desired doneness below:

For hard boiled eggs:

  1. 15 minutes

For soft boiled eggs:

  1. 4-6 minutes
  2. Quickly transfer eggs to a large bowl with ice cold water and keep running water until cool enough to hold. Allow eggs to sit in very cold water until completely cool. When the eggs are cool, gently crack and peel.

Recipe Notes

RECIPE NOTES *please note the size of your eggs will affect the cooking time. I used large eggs for all of these cooking times. It is also imperative to immediately transfer the cooked eggs to a bowl containing ice cold water in order to peel easily. I used large eggs for all of these cooking times.