Welcome to my Instant Pot perfectly boiled eggs and soldiers. If you struggle to make perfectly soft boiled eggs in the saucepan then the modern era of Instant Pot cooking is just perfect for you!
You can put your eggs in to the Instant Pot and then it will beep and tell you when they are done. No need to wait for your eggs to boil no need to get an egg timer out and each time we have done them they have always been absolutely perfect.
Though for many of us over the years it has always been so hit and miss. You would cook your eggs and then hope for the best. There would always be the time when you were looking forward to the perfectly boiled eggs and you crack the shell only to find out that you accidentally left it in for a minute more than planned. Or your water wasn’t quite hot enough when you put them on so they are more raw than soft boiled.
When I was growing up I used to go and stay at my Grandparents from time to time. They lived in the nearest city which was about 40 minutes away. This of course in the 90’s seemed like a long distance to travel and I would look forward to having a week at my Grandparents and enjoying the food that they liked to eat.
For breakfast on a weekend it would always be the turn of soft boiled eggs with brown bread soldiers. Of course there would be lots of butter on the bread with none of this low fat horrible margarine nonsense that we have today. It would also be served with some delicious homemade jam and washed down with fresh orange juice.
Talk about breakfast heaven.
For a modern family though, by using the Instant Pot to make it you can do several eggs at once and then while they are cooking away you can be focusing on making the toast and setting the table.
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In your Instant Pot add your steaming shelf. On top of it place your eggs along with 160ml of water into the bottom. Cook for 2 minutes on the steam function.
While they are cooking cook your toast, butter it and chop them into soldiers.
As soon as the two minutes is up and it has beeped, manually move the valve from sealed to non-sealed.
Remove your eggs and serve them with your soldiers and fresh orange juice.
We have tested it several times and have found that whether you do 1 egg or 8 you don’t need to adjust the time. Therefore do as many or as few as you want to eat.
I have tested this recipe with medium sized eggs, if you’re making large ones then add to the recipe a 3 minute keep warm at the end.
Instant Pot Recipes – The Outtakes
Dom: What are we going to do with the eggs if they are under or over cooked?
Sam: Well I hate food waste so it will be egg mayo if they are over cooked and used for egg fried rice if they are under.
Dom: But I hate egg fried rice
Sam: Well you better get them right!