We all know and love hard boiled eggs in the pressure cooker for how easy they are to cook and peel. So lets take that one step further. I introduce to you: NO PEEL Hard Boiled Eggs!
You may be wondering, “Why do I need a no peel egg?” Give that thought about 10 seconds and as the possibilities set in you’ll exclaim, “YES! Awesome idea!” No peel eggs are ready when you need them with zero effort for a salad, snack, etc. Also imagine how easy this is going to make egg and potato salads, YES!
I discovered this no peel hard boiled egg idea during some very strenuous testing for the Perfect Poached Egg. All those eggs that got over cooked? They became salad toppings and an egg salad.
And I thought, “this is too simple, and possibly will be very boring to my TIDBITS family here”.
Then I thought, “well, if I’m loving this kitchen hack, they probably will too!” So here ya go! Simple beyond belief and doesn’t hardly need a recipe, but I wrote one anyways 😊.
Like I mentioned in the Poached Egg recipe, cook times may differ depending on which brand of these silicone trays you own. Mine is a bit thicker than some other ones I’ve tried and take a minute or 2 longer.
The eggs will pop out quite easily if you first scrape around them with a spoon or knife as shown in the video below. Then place them in a sealed container for up to 5 days. I’ve read suggestions online to cover them with a wet paper towel to keep the whites nice and soft.
I’m always on the hunt for kitchen tricks to make my life easier. If you’ve discovered any Instant Pot hacks of your own, please share! I devour this kind of info!
I should mention, that Ranch dressing on the salad above is from Sir Kensington’s new Ranch line and I’m loving them! I loved the Classic flavor, but the Buffalo is my favorite so far. I’ve been putting it on everything. Mac and Cheese, baked potatoes, sandwiches, you name it. It’s not overly spicy at all, but it is FLAVA-TOWN to the max. I’ve still got an unopened bottle of pizza ranch to try. You KNOW that’s gotta be good!
Their ranch line is also available at Vitacost and Thrive Market. Note that this Thrive link is an affiliate link and will get you 25% off your first order, but as a heads up, I’m new to Thrive and have only ordered from them a couple of times. My experience so far is that their prices are awesome, their shipping fast, but they often times don’t have an item I’m looking for. If you’ve used it, what are your thoughts?
Here’s to simple recipes! Enjoy!
Tools used to make Instant Pot No Peel Hard Boiled Eggs
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Instant Pot No Peel Hard Boiled Egg
No peel hard boiled eggs ready to go whenever you need them. Such a great kitchen hack for busy lives!
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 13-15 minutes
- Total Time: about 20 minutes
- Yield: 1-7 eggs
- Category: Side
- Method: Pressure Cooker
- Cuisine: American
- Eggs (anywhere from 1-7 eggs at a time, depending on how many your silicone tray holds)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add 1 cup of water to the pressure cooker pot and place short trivet inside. Spray silicone tray with nonstick cooking spray. Crack desired number of eggs into the holes of the silicone tray. Place tray on top of the trivet.
- Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 13 – 15 minutes (see notes regarding cooking time).
- When cooking is complete, use a quick release.
- Check the eggs. The egg white should be completely cooked and the yellow center firm.
- Using a soft edge knife or spoon, carefully scrape around the egg to make sure it’s not adhering to the edges, then scoop it from the tray.
- Store in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container with a wet paper towel to keep the egg whites soft for up to 5 days.
- Cooking time will vary depending on the brand of silicone tray you have. The brand I use is Popfex and it took 15 minutes. For another brand I have that is made of thinner material and more flimsy, they were done in 13 minutes.
- Number of eggs doesn’t seem to matter here. I’ve cooked anywhere from 1-7 eggs at a time with consistent results.