Instant Pot hard boiled Eggs

Hard Boiled Eggs and the Instant Pot – Fresh Eggs

This was the #1 reason I chose to own an Instant Pot (or two).  I read that I could take my brand new fresh eggs from the backyard chickens and hard boil them and they will actually peel.

fresh eggsMost people don’t realize that their eggs that they purchase from the grocery store are weeks old.  There is a huge difference between freshly laid eggs and those in the grocery store.  One major difference is that they are so fresh that you cannot hard boil and peel them like you can with the older store-bought eggs.  This has always been a problem for us.  We have tried all the other methods – different time, ice water, vinegar, baking soda, you name it.  It doesn’t work.

The Instant Pot changed that for us.

instant pot eggsLet me demonstrate.

I collected these eggs this morning right out of our chicken coop.   You can use the trivet that comes with the Instant Pot but I prefer to use THIS….


instant pot hard boiled eggsI use the 5-5-5 method.  Set the Instant Pot to 5 minutes manual, natural pressure release for 5 minutes, and 5 minutes ice bath.

Look at this!  Perfectly peeled eggs.

instant pot fresh eggsThe insides are also cooked perfectly.

This alone made our Instant Pot purchase worthwhile, but now I use the Instant Pot every single day.

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About Jodie Otte

Maryland Newborn Photographer and Child Portrait Artist, Jodie Holstein-Otte, specializes in unique photography of newborn babies, kids, and families. She works on location in Harford, Howard, Cecil, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and other areas throughout Maryland. She uses both both natural lighting and soft studio lighting techniques.