My family loves hard-boiled eggs, but hates peeling them, so I did some digging to find out how to “hard-boil” our fresh pastured eggs.
It turns out that for easy peel fresh eggs, you don’t want to boil them at all. I’ll start calling them “hard-cooked” eggs instead!
You want to steam your fresh eggs to hard cook them! Yeah! Who knew?
You can do this on the stove with a steamer basket or a metal colander set inside of a large pot or even in an Insta-Pot!
Steamer basket or metal colander instructions to hard-cook fresh pastured eggs:
- Fill your pot with about 1 inch of water.
- Place your steamer insert in the pot and place your eggs in it. If you don’t have a steamer insert, you can use a metal colander inside of a large pot.
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Add your fresh pastured eggs to the insert.
- Cover with a lid. This is important to trap that steam.
- Steam for 20 minutes.
- Remove the eggs and immediately immerse them in ice water to halt the cooking process and cool them.
Insta-Pot instructions to hard-cook fresh pastured eggs:
- Pour the water into the pot, and place the fresh pastured eggs in a steamer basket if you have one. …
- Close the lid, set for 5 minutes at high pressure.
- It will take the cooker approximately 5 minutes to build to pressure and then 5 minutes to cook. …
- Remove the hot eggs and immerse in ice water to halt the cooking process and cool them.