You may think your Instant Pot is just for larger meals, soups, or rice. The truth is, you can use your Instant Pot in more ways than you probably imagined. One of the biggest ways to use your Instant Pot is to meal prep your eggs for the week. You don’t have to stick to one method either. Here are a few ways that you can make eggs in the Instant Pot for your week and stick to your low-carb diet.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs are one of the easiest egg options to make in the Instant Pot. They are an excellent option for meal prep and lunches as well. To make this go to protein, place the eggs into the steamer basket of an Instant Pot. If you don’t have a steamer basket for you Instant Pot, you can use a regular stainless steel steamer basket instead. Add one cup of water to the Instant Pot and add the steamer of eggs. Hit the pressure button and leave the eggs for 13 minutes. Take them out, put them in a cold water bath, and enjoy.
Scrambled eggs can be made in the Instant Pot if you know what you need to do for the timing and mixture. The basics of this recipe are to use 2 eggs for one person and up to 5 eggs for two people. Mix the eggs with a bit of salt, pepper, and milk. Fluff the mixture with a fork like you would for traditional stovetop scrambled eggs. Once the mixture is made, put it into an Instant Pot safe bowl that has been sprayed with a small amount of cooking spray. Place the mixture in the Instant Pot, in the bowl, for seven minutes on low pressure. Remove them and enjoy.
Poached eggs are something that many people enjoy for a brunch as part of a larger meal. You may be wondering if you can regulate this option to an Instant Pot. Keep in
mind, that you can do it, it just may take more time and effort. If you do plan to go ahead with this option, which is a great and safe way to teach younger kids and teens how to do it, then you will need a few items beyond the eggs. You will need to have some silicone egg poaching cups, cooking spray, and patience. Place the eggs in the sprayed silicone poaching cups. Place the cups in about a cup of water inside the Instant Pot. Use the low pressure setting and cook for 12 minutes on low pressure. Remove them and allow them to cool slightly before removing them from the poaching cups. Use a toothpick to break the top seal between the egg and the silicone so you don’t break the yolks during the removal process.
You can use these techniques for large family breakfasts, lunches, or to prep for the week of meals. Keep in mind, you may want to play around with the settings and ideas
to get the right ones for your meal plans. Write down what you do and timing if you are trying a new dish to make sure you remember it for later when you want to go back to one of the egg recipes for your Instant Pot.