- nom nom paleo's kalua pig
- predomenantly paleo's lemon garlic chicken
- instant pot's soft boiled eggs
- 100 days of real food's pumpkin purée (I used lakota squash)
- nom nom paleo's Mexican Beef
I thought I would share my experience with using the Instant Pot to make steamed eggs. You may know fresh eggs are a pain in the arse to peel using traditional boiling methods so I always steam the eggs for easy peeling. I decided to use the steam setting on the Instant Pot to make a few boiled (steamed) eggs to see how it does. I didn't realize the recipe I was following was for soft boiled eggs until I got them out of the cooker. Next time I'll try adding 2 more minutes to the time and that should get a nice hard boiled egg. The 4 minute cooking time I used resulted in a nicely cooked white with a yolk that wasn't runny but more a medium consistency.
Instant Pot Medium Soft Steamed Egg
1 Cup Water
- Add 1 cup of water to Instant Pot and place wire rack (trivet) in the bottom
- Place eggs on wire rack, spacing evenly on the bottom
- Close cooker and be sure the valve on the lid is set to "Sealing"
- Plug in cooker and push Steam button and reduce time to 4 minutes for medium soft egg (6 minutes should give you a hard boiled egg)
- When done, place a cool wet towel over lid and move valve to "Venting" to release steam
- Remove lid and using pot holders, remove rack with eggs, drain pot and fill with cold water and ice cubes
- Lower rack of eggs into ice water bath, adding more water if needed to cover eggs and cool for 5 minutes
- Remove and enjoy or refrigerate
I had one of my 6 eggs crack during cooking. I've seen various recommendations to reduce the chance of eggs cracking which include using a steamer basket, placing eggs in cookie cutters or canning lids.