When I first purchased my pressure cooker, I had visions of quick and easy pot roast and chicken soup, however as the years have gone by and I have fallen more and more deeply in love with my pressure cooker, I have discovered a host of wonderful things that I can do with this fantastic electronic appliance.
I have shared many different and delicious recipes using this pressure cooker and another that I had several years ago that was a different brand. I actually went through two of those. The old versions were only 5 quarts. A couple of years ago this model was featured as a value of the day on HSN and angels sang LOUDLY! This has been an amazing pressure cooker and I highly recommend that every one get one of these fantastic appliances because it will make your life easier!
Today I wanted to share with you how to make perfect hard boiled eggs in your pressure cooker! I had no idea that this could even be done and when I learned about it, I was still skeptical. My model did not come with instructions for how to do this so I went looking. Then I saw my friend Heather make some and I had to try. Additionally, a viewer gave me some sound tips on how she did hers so I employed her technique and the rest is history!
To pressure cook eggs to perfection you need to have a rack in the bottom of your pressure cooker. I have a rack that is for cakes, but any rack will work as long as it will fit in the bottom of your cooker. You can even use a small plate if you like. It will need to hold the eggs above the water so keep that in mind. I do recommend getting a rack if at all possible. Pour in 1 1/2 cups of water then lay your eggs in there in a single layer. Some people say you can do multiple layers, but I don't recommend that.
Put the lid on and follow the manufactures instructions for sealing up your cooker then set for 5 minute on the "rice" setting. Allow to come to pressure, cook and then time out. Quick release your pressure being careful to avoid the stream of steam and remove the lid away from you.
Using tongs, remove the eggs to an ice bath to cool. You can choose to peel them all at one time or place them in the fridge in their shells. The one thing I will say about pressure cooking eggs, aside from the ultimate perfection of a purely pale yellow and creamy yolk, these eggs will nearly leap out of their shells for you with little effort and sticking. This is especially nice if you buy farm fresh eggs, which can normally be a bit of a bugger to peel.
I am not exaggerating when I say I will never cook my hard boiled eggs another way again. This method is a sheer winner overall and an energy saver and a water save and a time saver and a sanity saver! You will always have perfect eggs now when you want to make deviled eggs or just have eggs on hand for breakfast or snacking!
I hope you will get that pressure cooker down off the shelf and give this method of hard cooking eggs a try! I think you will be pleasantly surprised to be sure!
I hope you try it and I hope you love it!
I have an Elite 10 Quart Electronic Pressure Cooker. You can get one for your own by following this link: http://amzn.to/28WXOWW