Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs–if you’re a fan of a nice piece of whole wheat toast dipped into the warm runny yolk of an egg then you’re going to love making soft boiled eggs in your pressure cooker. The process is simple and hands off and produces the perfect soft boiled egg.
Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs
There are two types of people in this world. Those who like the runny yolk of an egg and those that are grossed out by it. I am definitely one of those people that lick the plate or makes an extra piece of toast to sop up all the yolky goodness. I remember when I was young my mom would make soft boiled eggs on the stovetop for breakfast sometimes. It was one of my favorite breakfasts (over oatmeal, pancakes or even cereal). And you know what’s weird? Until today I haven’t eaten a soft boiled egg in years…YEARS! And why is that? I don’t know I guess I thought making a soft boiled egg would be hard and I was intimidated.
That’s when the Instant Pot enters the picture. I have been making hard boiled eggs in my Instant Pot to serve on salads and it has been amazing. Although they take as much total time to prepare as the normal stovetop method they are so much better in the Instant Pot because they peel SO easily. So I wondered to myself if a soft boiled egg would be just as easy as a hard boiled egg? Yes, yes it is. Just cook your egg on a trivet in your Instant Pot with one cup of water in the bottom. I cooked mine on low pressure for 5 minutes and then put the egg in an ice bath for 3 minutes. Then I gently peeled it and cut it open over a piece of toast. Hooray!
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What Instant Pot Did You Use?
For these Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1 for this recipe. I also own the 6 quart Instant Pot IP-LUX60 V3 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker. They are both great pressure cookers! The first one I mentioned has a yogurt making function but other than that they are fairly similar. The price difference between the two is about $20.Print
The perfect soft boiled eggs made in your electric pressure cooker.
- 1 cup water
- Pour 1 cup of water in the bottom of your Instant Pot. Place trivet inside the pot. Place egg(s) on top of the trivet.
- Cover the Instant Pot and set the manual timer for 5 minutes on LOW pressure (see my comment below). Make sure valved is set to sealing. When the timer beeps switch the valve to venting. When you are able remove the lid.
- Place the egg(s) in a bowl filled with icy water. Let the egg(s) sit for 3 minutes in the cold water.
- Remove the egg(s) and gently peel and open on a plate. I like to serve my soft boiled egg over a piece of buttered whole wheat toast.
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1 for this recipe.
I live at 4000 feet above sea level and when I make 1 egg with this low pressure method it works perfectly. However, I realize there are a LOT of factors in cooking the perfect soft boiled egg. For example what if you are at sea level? What if you want to cook more than one egg at a time? What if your liquid is hot? What if you use an 8 quart pot? Because I haven’t tried all of these factors I can’t say for sure how the eggs will turn out for you. You may want to start with a 3 minute cooking time and see how it works for you.
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