It's almost Easter and that means it's time to boil a LOT of eggs for coloring. Even when it's not Easter, we eat a lot of hard boiled eggs in our house so I make a batch almost every week.
I wanted to share two non-traditional ways to hard boil eggs - in the Instant Pot and in the oven. Here's how I do it:
INSTANT POT METHOD
Eggs (however many you like - I typically do 8)
1 cup water
1. Plug in the Instant Pot.
2. Place the stainless steel rack that comes with the IP into the bottom of the bowl.
3. Pour one cup of water in the bottom and place desired number of eggs on the rack.
4. Lock the Instant Pot lid in place. Turn the IP on by pressing the MANUAL button. Use the [+] or [-] to set the cooking time to 8 minutes.
5. Let the Instant Pot come up to pressure. It will automatically count down from 8 minutes and beep when it's finished.
6. Meanwhile, prepare an ice bath for the eggs (large bowl of ice water).
7. Quick release the pressure from the IP when the timer sounds.
8. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the eggs to the ice bath and cool before peeling / coloring / eating.
Hard boil eggs in the oven. This is the method I repeatedly used until I had an Instant Pot. It's simple, fool-proof, and the only equipment you need is a muffin tin (and the oven, of course).
1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Place eggs in the "holes" of a muffin pan (you could use a regular 12 "hole" muffin pan or a mini muffin man with 24 holes).
3. Bake for 30 minutes.
4. Immediately place eggs in an ice bath until they are cool to the touch.
It seems like everyone makes their hard boiled eggs just a bit differently than the next person. How do you make yours? Comment below.