Game Changer

 

 

So I finally decided to jump on the Instant Pot bandwagon and man what an amazing appliance! I can’t believe it has taken me so long to get one. We ended up ordering the 8 quart size since my boys have some pretty serious appetites and they are only getting bigger. If you don’t have the demands of 3 boys entering their teens, then you might only need the 6 quart, which you can pick up at your local heehaw store Walmart.

I haven’t come up with any new life altering recipes. So far I’m just following Pinterest recipes that appeal to me. Lately, potatoes, spaghetti, and eggs are pretty much everything we eat because they can be prepared easily in the IP.

Wait…did I just say eggs?

Oh, yes ma’am! The Instant Pot makes awesome hard boiled eggs in like 6 or 7 minutes! Even from fresh eggs. You read that correct…even from fresh eggs.

Now, if you know me, then you know I was quite inept at making a good hard boiled egg prior to raising my own chickens. Even with ages old eggs from the supermarket, I could butcher a hard boiled egg like no one’s business. With farm fresh eggs, it’s even more difficult to get a good hard boiled egg because it is hard to know when the membrane inside the shell is ready to be separated. Trust me, with store bought eggs, the eggs are old enough for this to happen. With fresh eggs, the membrane is quite resilient and does not peel easily.

Here is photographic evidence. Since you cannot verify my facts here, you’ll just have to trust me. Exhibit A will show you what 30 farm fresh boiled eggs look like. (By farm fresh, I mean we picked these eggs directly from our own chickens and I let them “age” in my refrigerator for 14 days prior to boiling them.)

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Exhibit A

As you can clearly see in Exhibit A above, the eggs look like they were peeled in the blender. That poor little white-less bantam egg there…didn’t have a prayer at getting peeled.

This method involved using fresh eggs, boiled in a pot of water, cooled, and peeled with the smash and roll technique.

Now on to Exhibit B. Exhibit B is the face of the game changer.

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Exhibit B

Exhibit B, AKA my lovely…

And finally, I will share with you Exhibit C, the proof in the pudding, that the Instant Pot is worth its weight in gold.

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These are fresh picked eggs, only 1-2 days old. Look how absolutely perfectly they peeled! And how about that beautiful, rich color in the yolk, too. No pale yellow or greenish-gray yolks for us!

The top two pictures are large eggs that I set in the Instant Pot for 6 minutes. Yes, SIX minutes! They came out a little softer in the middle than I personally care for, but my husband and oldest son devoured them. The bottom two pictures I ran on a second trial, also for 6 minutes, but they were small to medium size eggs and they came out absolutely perfect!

So the only thing I would do differently next time is run the larger eggs for 7 minutes.

I am no longer destined to make only egg salad. I can now make pickled eggs (my youngest will be so excited!), deviled eggs, and sliced eggs for salads.

That’s all for now folks. But I hope to be back before the end of the week with some exciting news!!

Thanks for stopping by. Let me know if you have tried hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot.

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