Pressure cookers are making a comeback — and one easy way to get started using this oft-considered intimidating kitchen tool is by hard-boiling eggs. We show you how simple, safe and efficient it can be in this how-to video.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Hard-Boiling Eggs:
- Place the rack in the pressure cooker (most pressure cookers come with this accessory).
- Fill the pressure cooker so the water is just above rack.
- Add eggs, balancing them on bottle caps for stability.
- Using a paper towel and olive oil, oil the rubber gasket and then insert into lid — this will help seal the pressure cooker tight.
- Attach the lid and lock.
- Turn heat to high and wait for the pressure gauge to reach high pressure.
- Once the cooker is at high pressure, set the timer for six minutes to hard-boil eggs (to soft-boil, cook for three minutes).
- Adjust heat as needed throughout cooking time to maintain high pressure.
- When finished, immediately remove from heat and cool by quick-release method: Run the pressure cooker under cool water until the pressure gauge returns to normal; unlock and remove lid.
- Peel eggs, and enjoy!
Technique inspired by HipPressureCooking.com.