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!
Wow, I have got to try this. Thankfully I already have and LOVE my Instant Pot. Yet another great use for it! Plus I may be able to eliminate another appliance. I bought a egg cooker on Amazon that does work quite well. But I can make the most of my kitchen space if the Instant Pot will do the same thing, plus everything else I use it for. My oldest son will likely move out soon and the little egg cooker will probably be very handy for him.
I take mine from the fridge directly to the pot, cook 6 minutes and have perfect results. It has made boiled eggs fun again 🙂
What is a instant pot? Where do I get one?
Jackie Ritz says
It’s a wonderful electric programmable pressure cooker. Here’s a link to the one I have and love: https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Pot-IP-DUO60-Programmable-Stainless/dp/B00FLYWNYQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1455800685&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=instant+pot&psc=1
Jackie, does this method cook them hard boiled or soft boiled? I’ve cooked mine using high pressure before but not the steam method and am curious as to what the difference would be. Thanks 🙂
Jackie Ritz says
I indicated instructions for hard boiled eggs, however, by shortening the time to maybe 4 minutes you could probably have soft boiled eggs. I haven’t tried it but that should work.
Maria Averill says
My Instant Pot arrived yesterday and I’ve already made PERFECT broccoli. Eggs will be this morning and chicken tonight! One question…..Very few people indicate high or low pressure. I’m wondering if it’s high unless indicated otherwise or low unless indicated otherwise. No one really says.
Karen Winkler says
I am just about to try this in my new 6 in 1 Instant Pot. I too have tried everything and always end up with a horrible mess. Do they still peel well if you keep them refrigerated after steaming? Or do you recommend peeling them all right away?
Wow! Worked perfectly. Seriously, family said think was the best ever. Couldn’t have been easier or faster. Love it!
Jackie Ritz says
Yay! So glad to hear Mary!
Julie Green says
I read this post and thought ok I am about to give up on peeling my fresh eggs. It’s worth a try. I bought 6 quart Insta Pot. I added 12-14 eggs careful not to have eggs touch the side of the pot on the trivet. I set the timer for 7 minutes since I had extra eggs and they were right out of the refrigerator. Bingo !!!! Success!!!! Some of eggs had cracked and the shells literally almost fell off. If you have chickens and want to continue enjoying Deviled Eggs, boiled eggs this is the solution. Thank you all for your success stories.