So I am going to share a staple in my kitchen. The perfect boiled egg.
It’s only been in the last year or so when we’ve been very focused on getting enough good protein that boiled eggs have become a regular in our fridge. But they are so quick and easy for a pick me up, snack on the way out the door to practice, and are phenomenal for growing muscle which is something all three Angell’s have been focused on.
Yet time and again, I would end up with a huge mess trying to peel the eggs. I remember calling my mom and lamenting that I didn’t remember eggs being this difficult when I was a child and helped prep deviled eggs at Thanksgiving.
It must be the water in SLC.
But I also was not game to spend $6 on four eggs at Wal-mart.
Then I got the thing that makes my woes with boiled eggs a thing of the past. This is the best Christmas present I’ve ever gotten, and once I got $600 in bookstore gift cards. That’s how serious I am about how amazing this thing is.
And the handy accessories.
So let’s get to the easiest boiled eggs recipe ever.
Instant Pot Boiled Eggs Recipe
- 7-14 eggs at least one week old.
- 1 cup water
- instant pot
- metal bowl
- 2-3 cups ice.
Well, I do 14 eggs for three people about once a week. You might only do 3-5 if you’re just prepping for yourself. Completely up to you. Arrange your eggs on the little egg holder. This keeps them from knocking about and getting broken and leaking everywhere as they boil. The worst mess of doing eggs in the pot. Hated that.
If you are using large eggs, you might want to set them on their side. But how cute is that handy stacker?
Then you close the instant pot, turn the spout to the left to keep it from venting, select pressure cook and set it for 5 minutes.
Leave it to heat up. Once it reaches internal pressure it will beep and start the 5 minute countdown. At the end of the 5 minutes at pressure (this typically takes about 12-15 minutes for me.) it will beep again. I turn the pressure cooker off and set a timer on Alexa for 5 minutes.
As I get close to the 5 minute mark for the second time, I pull out my metal dish and fill it with 2-3 cups of ice and then add cold water for the ice bath to stop the eggs cooking. When the timer goes of I turn the vent spout to the right (carefully, pointing away from my cupboards and my face. That is a steam vent, after all!)
Once the pressure is released, I open the instant pot and use the cute little silicon gloves that came with the accessories to lift each egg out and put it in the ice bath. I have very heat sensitive hands but these gloves are perfect to protect them from the heat!
Then I let my eggs sit in the ice bath for 5 minutes before I settle in to gently crack and peel. The whole process usually only takes me about an hour from setting up the instant pot to cleaning up when I’m done. To get the same from Wal-mart would cost me $21. Worth it.
Why Boiled Eggs?
It is, as I mentioned a quick and easy pick me up. I am notorious for forgetting to eat. (Literally, I have to set timers to remind myself.) and when working with a nutritionist, she noted that my metabolism was completely tanked which is why I never get that hungry feeling. It also could contribute heavily to why I struggle with my weight. To re-start my metabolism I had to eat almost double what I’d previously been consuming. It has taken me a year to get to the point where I am eating a small balanced snack of protein and Fruit/veg every three hours. But it has been worth it. After about 7 months of this eating habit, I find myself getting hungry first thing in the morning. I haven’t felt that in years.
But eating every three hours gets super annoying, especially if you don’t have things prepped. And if I don’t stay on top of eating every few hours, that hungry feeling goes away pretty quickly. So one of my daily staples has been a boiled egg with a piece of fruit or veg. Easy to take to work, or store in the fridge at home.
If you’re not a fan of plain boiled eggs, there are a lot of options to add them into your diet and get the benefits. Neither of the Angell men like boiled eggs eaten whole.
But they love:
Do you like boiled eggs? Do you have any fun recipes to give boiled eggs a boost? Let us know in the comments below.
Until next time,