By using your electric pressure cooker to hard boil your eggs you can get picture perfect peeled eggs every time. No more tears, gouges, or missing layers in your eggs whites.
I bought an Cuisinart electric pressure cooker for my birthday. If you follow me on Facebook then you saw mention of this new kitchen appliance. I’ve had it for a few weeks and I have to say, I LOVE it. It hasn’t even left my counter I’m using it that often.
One of the things that sold me on getting a pressure cooker was when I heard that I could hard boil eggs in it. Now, you might be wondering why I found it so exciting that you can pressure cook eggs. Well, for one, I’m a horrible egg cooker. I always seem to leave the kitchen when I have eggs on the stove. Then I come back to a full, rolling boil and think, “Great. How long has it been doing that?” And for two, it was supposed to make the eggs easier to peel.
That was really the selling point. I would say that’s the number one reason I don’t boil eggs. I don’t want to deal with the frustration of peeling them. My eggs always have big chunks out of the white or I lose a whole layer of white. But not with the pressure cooker. The hard boiled eggs peel nice and clean.
Technically you’re not boiling them. Technically everything in a pressure cooker is steamed. You know those boiled, peeled eggs you can find at the grocery store? The whites always look so smooth and pretty? That’s because the eggs are steamed, thus easier to peel. This process doesn’t go any quicker than boiling the eggs on the stove, but it makes peeling easier so it’s the method I prefer.
- 1 cup of water
- 1 dozen eggs
- Put your pressure cooker on the counter and plug it in.
- Place the trivet in the pot and pour in the water.
- Spread a layer of silicone baking cups on the trivet. Fill cups with eggs.
- Stack a second layer of baking cups on top of the previous layer. Fill with eggs.
- Put the lid on the pressure cooker and lock it in place.
- Start the pressure cooker for 6 minutes at low pressure. When the eggs are done you can do a quick release.
- Once the pressure has subsided, open the pressure cooker and use tongs to remove eggs. Place the hot eggs in a bowl of cold water.
- When the eggs are cool you can peel them or place them in the fridge to eat later.
I have used this same process to cook anywhere from three to a dozen eggs and they always turn out beautifully.
Don’t worry about putting the hot eggs in cool water. I’ve made a few dozen eggs so far and only had one egg crack. But since the eggs are already cooked, you just have a cracked shell. Nothing happens to the egg itself.
Now that your eggs are cooked and cooled it is the moment of truth. How does it peel? Check out how big the shell pieces are.
Look at that!
Beautiful! Have you tried pressure cooking eggs?