We tested out 3 methods of making the perfect hard boiled egg

We tested out 3 methods of making the perfect hard boiled egg

April 19, 2019 0 By Smartshopperdaphne

We tested out 3 methods of making the perfect hard boiled egg. Which method worked the best? Pre Easter egg cooking challenge:

There are many ways to make the perfect hard-boiled eggs. My friend Charlotte Shaff from The Media Push and I had a long discussion on the best ways to make a hard-boiled egg. So we decided to test out the traditional way of a 6-minute boiled egg, baking them in an oven and the latest trend using an Insta Pot.

Directions for each method:

6 minute hard boiled egg

Boil water in a pot on the stove once done gently place eggs into a pot covered for 6 minutes boiling. Once done, drain the water and place eggs in an ice bath for 5 minutes. Then once cooled the shells should slide right off.

Our results: Our 6-minute egg wasn’t totally cooked. It was more like 7 to 8 minutes egg. Some folks swear it is a sure-proof method but in my experience, results vary.

Oven baked hard boiled eggs are Charlotte’s method:

Place eggs into a muffin pan. It can be up to a 24 tray, it does not make a difference. Place eggs in the oven for 30 minutes at 350°. Once done, place them in an ice bath to cool off and make shell removal easier.

Our results: The oven method worked awesomely. The eggs turned out perfect. Charlotte likes this method because she can put them in the oven, set the timer and move on. Definitely efficient when you have other things to do in the kitchen.

Insta Pot Daphne’s method:

I call it 5,5,5. Place down the metal tray (came with Insta Pot) If not, refer to the manual as you need the eggs to be lifted from the bottom of the pot. Add 1 Cup of water and place 6 to 12 eggs spaced apart and cook on manual mode for 5 minutes. Then let steam naturally release for 5 minutes and then soak eggs in ice bath water for 5 minutes.

Our results: The Insta Pot eggs also cooked perfection. The egg was cooked evenly throughout. Also, note that a lot of folks swear that the eggshells peel off without any problems or need to soak in an ice bath. I have not tried that method yet.

In the end, both of our methods cooked those eggs to perfection. If anything I learned a new way of making hard-boiled eggs. Have a happy Easter.