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7 Steps to the Best Hard-boil Eggs

Hard-boil Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are a perfect snack anytime, anywhere. They can be eaten as is, chopped into a salad, or whipped to devilish perfection. They are packed with protein which helps keep you feeling full in between meals. Hard-boiled eggs are also rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin D. Vitamin A helps support healthy eyesight and Vitamin D helps aid in the absorption of almost all other vitamins and minerals. Without Vitamin D, many vitamins and minerals cannot be absorbed properly and will be flushed from the body. Hard-boiled eggs are only 80 calories per serving. They are a healthy and guilt-free snack. What’s not to love about hard-boiled eggs? Stop struggling to find the easiest and fastest way to make hard-boiled eggs. The Instant Pot is changing the way hard-boiled egg lovers make their eggs. Here’s how it works:

Use a Trivet

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To avoid a big mess or explosion, place a trivet at the bottom of the Instant Pot bowl. Some people like to use a traditional metal steamer. Be careful, metal steamers can get very hot and potentially burn you. Thankfully, you can find a silicone trivet on Amazon for under $10. Thanks to the silicone handle, you can avoid harmful or dangerous burns caused by hot metals. After you place the trivet in the bowl, place 1 dozen eggs on top of the trivet. Then, fill the bottom of the Instant Pot bowl with 1 cup of water.

Use the ‘Egg Setting’

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This might seem like a no-brainer, but many people don’t realize this button is more than just a suggestion. Plug the Instant Pot in and lock the lid. Position the steam valve to a sealed position and press the ‘Egg Setting’ button. This setting will pressure cook the eggs for five minutes on a normal heat setting. If you like soft-boil eggs, use the ‘-‘ symbol to reduce the five minute cook time to four minutes. The Instant Pot takes about five minutes to heat up and five minutes to cool down. Once the five-minute timer is up, immediately flip the release valve to ‘venting’. This will help release steam and avoid overcooking. Carefully remove the lid, avoiding hot steam or hot handles if you are using a metal steamer.