Y'all. I gave up on eggs about a year ago. My 25 free-range chickens do an amazing job at giving us the BEST and most delicious farm fresh eggs. I mean BEE YOU TIFUL. However, have you ever tried to peel eggs that come straight from a farm? Eggs that were laid that very morning and collected by eager hands in the afternoon?
I have tried EVERYTHING. Every, single method was a big fat fail.
Yes, I tried baking soda. Yes, I tried cold water bath. Yes, I tried boiling and then removing from the stove for 15 minutes with a lid on and then tossed in a ice water. I tried vinegar. I tried it all.
Then a miracle happened.
It's called a Instant Pot. It's called a gift from heaven above. It's called redemption!
So, if you haven't purchased an Instant Pot then you are missing out on SOOOOO much.
An Instant Pot is a pressure cooker, yogurt maker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer…..it's a gift from God, my friends. And, no, it's not your mama's pressure cooker. An Instant Pot is smaller than most slow cookers.
I thought it was too good to be true, but after a few months of using it to boil my farm fresh eggs, I have a 100% success rate. AND, all my eggs come out perfectly peeled when before they looked like something out of a horror movie.
How to Peel Farm Fresh Eggs (and cook them):
Step #1: Buy an Instant Pot. There's no way around this…just buy it! I use mine 7x a week now!
Step #2: Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot. Leave the trivet in the pot.
Step #3: Place 10-12 room temperature eggs on top of the trivet.
Step #4: Secure the lid. Push the “steam” button and adjust time to 5 minutes.
Step #5: When the Instant Pot beeps at the end of 5 minutes, use the quick release technique and allow all the steam to release through the valve.
Step #6: Place eggs in a cold water bath with some ice for a few minutes.
Step #7: Peel in peace without butchering your beautiful eggs!