I love eggs: I believe they’re an absolute super-food that can be served in so many forms: omelette, fried, baked in the oven or even microwaved, pouched and boiled. Not mentioning all the other foods (and I am including ice cream here, right?) that foods are such an essential part of.
One of the things I do in the mornings when I’m in a rush to reach the office (because my daughter wants me to draw and read for her!) is to boil eggs and serve them immediately after boiling. Call me nuts but I cannot go around eating hard-boiled eggs and so, for that reason, I have tried numerous times to find the best technique to prepare the perfect boiled eggs. And after a lot of trials and errors, I’ve reached the best solution to do this. Here it comes…
First, a definition
Perfect boiled eggs: tender egg-white, semi-liquid yolk goodness. Here’s what I mean:
Now, before I continue: you can always make hard-boiled eggs and call it a day. What I personally discovered that a perfect made boiled egg is easily digested and doesn’t make me feel these annoying stomach cramps. My assumption is that it probably takes much more effort for the stomach to digest a hard-boiled egg versus a softer one.
Alright, enough with the jibber jabber: here’s how you can make the best boiled eggs. You actually have 2 options:
- Amazon’s Elite Choice Elite Cuisine Egg cooker: this $15.99 device is an absolute golden asset in any household where eggs are on the daily or weekly menu. Take a look at the product details on Amazon and judge for your self. Follow the instructions in their manual and start boiling. This is an insanely popular product with more than 4,000 reviews with more than 4.5 stars.
- Instant Pot: my family’s favorite for so many reasons and types of food it can cook, including, you guessed, boiled eggs. This is my personal go-to device for boiling eggs as it does so in exactly 3 minutes on high pressure. So if you have an Instant Pot, this is an easy one:
- just fill the bottom with about 1 inch of water
- put the metallic grill inside the Instant Pot and then place the eggs inside, on top of the grill
- put the lid on and set the cooking time to 3 minutes on high pressure
- once you reach 3 minutes release the pressure immediately, take the eggs and put them in cold water
- let them sit for 2 minutes and then peel
PS: Here’s how your Instant Pot should look like with the eggs inside, on top of the tray that sits at the bottom of the pot: