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Welcome to A Mind Full Mom! Kristen here!
I am a mom, Cystic Fibrosis warrior, and a bit obsessed with FOOD.
This is a place where I share my recipes, tips, and trick with you so that you too can get easy meals on the tablewithout slaving away in the kitchen for hours on end.
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Making Instant Pot Eggs Couldn’t Be Easier Check Out Our Test Kitchen’s Foolproof Method For How To Make Hard
Instant Pots are all the rageand with good reason! The multi-cooker is equipped with an easy-to-use panel of buttons, accompanied by an Instant Pot manual to help you use them all correctly. In order to perfect the best instant pot recipes, start with the simpler of techniques first. I always have hard-boiled eggs on hand for a quick snack or lunch, but had never made my hard-boiled eggs in an Instant Pot before.
After hearing that the machine was able to cook big batches of perfectly hard-boiled eggs in a flash, I asked my friend, chef and dietitian Abbie Gellman, MS, RDN, to bring over her Instant Pot to see if the hype was true.
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How To Make Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
Making fantastic hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot is easy and takes three steps:
- cooking with high pressure and the cooking time is based on altitude .
- a 5 minute slow release, and
- a 5 minute ice water bath.
These eggs dont crack and are very easy to peel, leaving the egg smooth.
The great thing about the Instant Pot is that you can make 1 perfect hard boiled egg or a dozen at the same time.
I suppose that is the same for making it on the stove top but I cant predictably make hard boiled eggs on the stove without some cracking and the white oozing out.
I was excited after landing on what I feel is the perfect Instant Pot hard boiled egg recipe.
What I did NOT anticipate is how much better the flavor of the cooked eggs is!
Fast forward a year after originally publishing this recipe and I make a batch of these eggs a week. I crave them now.
I also have received a reader email weekly from those at high altitude letting me know that this recipe made the best hard boiled eggs theyve had!
If you need some inspiration about what to make with your eggs, these 22 Fantastic Recipes for Leftover Hard Boiled Eggs is sure to spark some inspiration .
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What Can You Not Cook In Instant Pot
11 things you should never cook in an Instant Pot Shop: Instant Pot Duo 6-quart, $79 Fried Foods. If you re looking for a nice crispy piece of fried chicken or golden fried mozzarella sticks, you re going to want to try good old frying . Quick cooking foods. Stir-fry. Creamy sauces. Bread. Cookies. Steak.
How To Cook Boiled Eggs Perfectly Every Time
Boiled eggs can be a simple, healthy snack. If you want to know the secret to cooking the perfect boiled egg, then keep reading! Today Im sharing how to cook boiled eggs perfectly with a few different methods.
In this blog post, Im sharing tips and tricks that will help you boil the perfect egg every time. Ill cover how long to cook an egg in boiling water as well as in the oven or even in your Instant Pot!
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How To Cook Boiled Eggs In Instant Potfor High Altitude
After lots of experimenting, this PerfectInstant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs recipe delivers every time. A simple three-part process nails it. No more shell cracking while boiling and special tips for high altitude.
Maybe it will seem weird but one of the first things that sprang to mind to master when getting my Instant Pot was a hard boiled eggs recipe. Its not that I eat that many hard boiled eggs but they are tricky to make.
With Easter coming I knew wed soon be making lots of them and wondered if making them in the Instant Pot would be easier or with more predictable end results.
For those of you about to click away because you TOO dont eat hard boiled eggs consider this recipe for Huevos Diablo or this Bacon-and-Egg Salad Sandwich. They will cause the most ardent of non-hard boiled egg eaters to reconsider!
After 15 test batches, and dozens of eggs, I have mastered How to Make Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs! Im very excited to share what I learned.
First I set my personal criteria for the experiment..
Tips For Instant Pot Boiled Eggs
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How To Peel Hard
After making your hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot, knowing just how to peel a hard-boiled egg will save you a lot of trouble. We recommend using a spoon to separate the egg from the shell, peeling the cracked hard-boiled egg with your hands under cold running water or shaking the hard-boiled egg in a mason jar with water .
Here Are 34+ Easy Instant Pot Pasta Recipes To Get You Started With Your Pressure Cooker Simple Soups And Main Dishes With Pasta In Them That We Love
In this roundup I focused on pasta cooked in your pressure cooker so you can enjoy comfort food in 20 minutes or so. Find these and a TON of other Instant Pot recipes here too.
If you need easy Ninja Foodi recipes, you can use that pot instead.
One of my MOST popular InstaPot pasta recipes is my Instant Pot spaghetti. It was literally the second thing I ever cooked after I got it out of the box!
Lets start with a few basic tips:
- Make sure to Bookmark our InstaPot recipes page. We add new ones each week!
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How To Store Noodles
To store leftover instant pot noodles, leave to cool completely before putting in airtight container or freezer bags, label and store in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. If re heating in microwave, add a tablespoon of water in noodles and put a cup of water in the microwave to prevent noodles from drying out.
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How Long To Pressure Cook Pasta
You can use any shape of pasta to make this mac and cheese, but its important to make sure the pasta cooks for the right amount of time. This will vary depending on the pasta shape you use. Check the box / bag for the recommended cook time. Use the lowest, even number in the range. Then use this chart to determine how long to cook the pasta under high pressure.
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How To Boil Eggs In The Instant Pot
If you want to learn how to boil eggs in the Instant Pot, youre at the right place. No matter how you like them, simply follow these tips and times for the perfect egg every time!
Instant Pot soft-boiled eggs, sprinkled with truffle salt and a side of prosciutto. Thats my favorite easy breakfast.
I started eating that for breakfast when I first started the Keto diet. It was such a filling breakfast yet still felt indulgent. Im not always Keto, but I do stay low-carb most of the time, and its still my favorite way to start the day.
Soft-boiled is the way I prefer to make my Instant Pot eggs, but since the others in this family like them hard-boiled, Ill make two quick batches. Its so quick and easy to make them, then we have eggs ready for everyone to grab for breakfast or a quick snack!
Hard Boiled Eggs In An Instant Pot
Its that time of year where we need hard-boiled eggs and lots of them. I always dread cooking the eggs year after year.
It seems like hard-boiling eggs should be so simple yet they can easily come out overcooked or with lots of cracks. And when you need lots of eggs for coloring it can take a long time to cook them all.
And then to just end up with a bunch of cracked eggs is so frustrating! Well, be frustrated no more! Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs are life-changing!
I am obsessed with the plethora of options the Instant Pot has, and making hard-boiled eggs is no exception. Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs are so simple to make, it literally takes a few minutes of prep time.
We all have a few minutes, right? As if being simple to make wasnt great enough, Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs turn out perfect every time. No more overcooked or cracked eggs.
If your kids are like mine they will be just as excited as you are about these Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs because no one will have to argue over who has to color the cracked eggs!
Hard-Boiled Eggs Week
With Easter on its way, I thought that it was best to dedicate an entire week to Hard Boiled Eggs! Youll find this recipe and more recipe ideas and uses for Hard Boiled Eggs.
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Which Instant Pot Should I Buy
Instant Pot multi-function cookers have almost as many new versions as iPhones. Fortunately, you cant really go wrong with most any of them.
The only version I would avoid is one of the very first models-the Instant Pot Luxe version. It lacks a couple of the basic features I love like the handy slots in the handles to place the hot lid that drains the collected steam back into the pot. See what Im talking about here. Its tempting to buy this model because it is often on sale in the big box stores and online.
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Grandma Loved Making It
Grandmas Famous Chicken and Noodles Recipe. This is a family favorite and my dads favorite recipe from his childhood. My grandma made this dish for my dad on his birthday and it was his favorite meal! I actually think this was passed down to my grandma through the years. Her family came from Poland so it could be a recipe that originated years ago there.
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Tips And Tricks For The Perfect Hard
- Age matters old eggs are easier to peel. Select eggs that are a week or more old for hard-boiling.
- To peel hard-boiled eggs, try this trick from the American Egg Board: First, drain hard-boiled eggs under cold, running water to help the shell ease off. Next, gently tap the large end of the egg onto a hard surface until the shell is slightly cracked. Peel the egg, starting from the cracked end.
- A green ring around the yolk means your egg was cooked too long or at too high of a temperature. This is harmless, but can be prevented by setting your Instant Pot pressure to low before increasing to high and reducing the cooking time by one minute.
How To Make The Buttered Egg Noodles Taste Better
Plain buttered egg noodles is awesome because its easy to prepare and delicious on its own and its kid friendly as well.
However, you can always make egg noodles or any buttered noodles taste even better by simply adding flavors of your choice.
I have used tried using sauteed onions along with garlic powder, oregano powder, black pepper powder etc for more flavor. You can even sprinkle more spices like red chili flakes if you like it spicy.
Sauteing onions is more tasty and add more flavor, but just using onion powder is way more easier which simplified the recipe.
Most of the time, we go for buttered noodles as a side or when we are in a hurry, so adding onion powder, garlic powder and any flavor of your choice will help you make flavorful buttered noodles which is also more easy to do!
Also you may use vegetable broth instead of water if you want to improve the flavor of the buttered noodles.
See more flavors you can add in for making the buttered noodles taste even better :
red chili flakes to make it spicy if you like
cayenne pepper to make spicy
broth instead of water to add more flavor
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Should You Rinse Pasta With Cold Water
Quickly and loosely drain the pasta into a colander in the sink. The starch in the water is what helps the sauce adhere to your pasta. Rinsing pasta will cool it and prevent absorption of your sauce. The only time you should ever rinse your pasta is when you are going to use it in a cold dish like a pasta salad.
Testing Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
Ill spare you my elaborate spreadsheet of testing and results but I tested on low pressure and high pressure, with a quick pressure release and slow release, with an ice bath and without, conventional white eggs and cage-free pasture-raised brown eggs.
My results showed cooking eggs on high pressure , with a slow release of 5 minutes and another 5 minutes in an ice bath was the golden method.
I was able to cook them on low pressure successfully to my criteria too though it took longer and they werent quite as easy to peel.
I think the ice bath serves to both cool the eggs and stop the cooking process as well as improves peel-ability they peel like a dream.
I did run into a surprise during this testing, however: that these are the best hard boiled eggs Ive ever eaten!
The white is perfectly cooked without being rubbery.
The yolks are light and fluffy with a beautiful flavor.
They are also a brilliant yellow with no grayish outer ring from over cooking. Im very excited about how to make the perfect Instant Pot hard boiled eggs!!
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My Secret Ingredients For Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
This one of my favorite soups to make in my Instant Pot. What used to take 2 hours on the stove, now takes less than an hour start to finish with FROZEN CHICKEN. 5-10 minute cook time!
So what makes this THE BEST Instant Pot chicken noodle soup youll ever make? Aside from the homemade noodles, its these three ingredients for the broth:
- Fresh Parsley: Its just got this certain almost minty flavor that is to die for.
- Tarragon: You can get this one dried, but it just has a deep, robust, distinct flavor that isnt something you taste every day.
- Better than Bouillon: BtB is my secret weapon to make every broth, sauce, and soup taste savory, thick, and flavorful. It is a paste that you add into your liquid to make chicken broth and to intensify flavor. I like getting the reduced sodium and organic kind at Costco.
Now that Ive spilled the beans on my secret ingredients to make this the best soup youll ever make, go ahead and try it already!
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