Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
We will show you how to make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs both on the stove top and in the Instant Pot ( pressure cooker )
With Easter just around the corner, I thought I would share with y’all my way to have perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs.
I absolutely LOVE eggs, especially hard boiled ones. They are wonderful for a quick morning breakfast or for an easy, healthy snack. I have tried just about every trick and way of cooking these little beauties, and there are a LOT.
Today, I’m going to share with you how I cook them both on the stove top and in the Instant Pot!
They come out perfectly cooked, no gray/green ring around the yolk, no burn marks from trying to bake them and they are very easy to peel.
Let me let you in on a little secret about the peeling part, the older the egg the easier it is to peel. That means that those eggs that are pulled right out from underneath your little chickens, will be much harder to peel than ones that have sat for a couple of weeks or ones that are purchased from the grocery store. With that being said, you can help make things easier. Just add a tablespoon of baking soda to the water. Yep, that’s it! I honestly do not have the science to share with you “why” this works but, IT DOES! I don’t know about you but since I use baking soda for so many things, I buy it by the bag. (Be sure to check out our post on 20 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda)
Alright, let’s get to it shall we…
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs On The Stove Top
Place eggs in a pan.
Add cold tap water until eggs are covered by about an inch
Add 1 tablespoon Baking Soda ( see our note below about this)
Bring to a boil
Turn off the heat and cover (leave pan on the burner)
Time for 14 minutes
Run eggs under cold water or place in an ice bath.
At this point, you can peel and eat your eggs or place them in covered container and place in your refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you are storing them in the fridge, be sure to cover them as they tend to smell up the everything.
As I said, the older the eggs the easier to peel. With that being said, you can help make things even easier. Just add a tablespoon of baking soda to the water. Yep, that’s it! I honestly do not have the science to share with you “why” this works but, IT DOES! I don’t know about you but since I use baking soda for so many things, I buy it by the bag. (Be sure to check out our post on 20 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda)
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs In The Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker
Many people now have pressure cookers such as the Instant Pot (or as some people call them Instapot).
I have shared some great recipes with your for the Instant Pot, such as Instant Pot Split Pea and Ham Soup, Instant Pot Honey Garlic Sesame Chicken and Instant Pot Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal.
The Instant Pot is something I use often to make quick meals that are delicious and healthy.
You may have seen all of the different ways to cook eggs in a pressure cooker.. 5/5/5 method or the 6/5/5 method etc. Personally, I didn’t have much luck with those.
Here is how I do mine and they come out perfect every time.
12 large Eggs
1 Steamer Basket or Trivet
1 cup Fresh Water
- Place one cup of water into the Instant Pot cooking pot.
- Place basket of eggs into Instant Pot cooking pot.
- Lock on lid and close Pressure Valve to the sealing position
- . Cook at High Pressure for 2 minutes.
- When Beep sounds, wait 10-15 minutes and release the rest of the pressure.
- Refrigerate peeled or unpeeled.
Now you have two ways to cook Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
Believe me, you will thank me when it comes time to make Deviled Eggs for a picnic or hard cooked eggs for Easter.
Speaking of Easter Eggs, be sure to check out our blog post Egg-straordinary Easter Eggs. These Easter eggs are so cute and easy to make.
I truly hope that I have helped you to cook Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs now.
Be sure to leave us a comment below to let us know what you thought of this post.
Just read your way of making Hard Boiled Eggs. I never could get them right. Anyway: Why do you put the Baking soda in the water?
P.S. I really enjoy seeing and reading you during the week. And I love saying the Pledge of Allegiance while looking at the beautiful pictures of our country.
Thank you, again.
Two Southern Sweeties
The baking soda helps the shells to come off easier.
I’m so glad that you enjoy our posts and pictures. The Pledge of Allegiance is something that we feel is important and brings us all back to a time when things were a bit simpler.
Make it a great day!
To clean silver with baking soda, line a baking pan with tin foil, place the silver on top of the foil, sprinkle baking soda over the silver pieces, and pour boiling water in the pan. Let the silver soak for a while before rinsing off the baking soda with advice from a professional house cleaner in this free video on housekeeping.
Two Southern Sweeties
Thank you for that great tip Donna! I will have to try that.
Make it a great day!