As a midwife, I am always on the outlook for fresh, nutritious and portable protein. I love eggs and hard boiled eggs fit that ticket but cooked and peeling them is generally more work than I am willing to put up with. And it make me really irritated when the peeling eats up half of my egg!

For my birthday, I was generously gifted with an Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. Having tried rice and sweet potatoes, it was time: hard boiled (steamed actually) eggs were my next experiment.

This was the total work involved:
Got eggs out of fridge
Put eggs on trivet in Instant Pot
Added 1 cup of water to Instant Pot
Put on lid
Pressed Manual, pressed Minus sign to get to Low Pressure
Pressed Minus sign to get to 5 minutes
I waited a second and it turned itself on
Then I went upstairs to take a shower

When it was done cooking (and I was done showering), I pressed the Release Valve to do a quick release of steam
Then I lifted out the pot-liner (with the eggs in it) and filled with cold water and let them cool for about a minute
Next I peeled an egg (no nicks!), pressed it’s shiny surface into sea salt flakes, onion powder and fresh ground black pepper and I ate it.

This is undoubtedly the most delicious hard boiled egg I have ever eaten.
And it cooked in almost no time without steaming up the kitchen.
And it was easy to peel.
Happy midwife!

May all babies be born into loving hands