We actually think we’ve created the world’s best egg salad.
There are several different methods but these are my favorite.
1. Instant Pot (pressure cooker) – If I had to pick one way to cook hard-boiled eggs for the rest of my life, the Instant Pot would be it. Why? They’re easy to peel and the shells don’t stick!
- Add 1 cup of water to the inner pot of your Instant Pot and insert the egg or steam rack. Place eggs on the rack and securely fasten the lid.
- Set the cooking time for 5 minutes on high pressure.
- Allow pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes before doing a quick release. Transfer the eggs to an ice water bath (or bowl filled with cold water) to stop cooking.
- Once cool, remove the eggs from the ice bath and carefully peel and chop.
2. Stovetop – In my experience, this method is somewhat more unreliable when it comes to easy-peel shells, but the eggs are going to get all chopped up, so no biggie if you lost part of the egg white to the eggshell.
- Add eggs to a large saucepan and cover with 1-2 inches of water.
- Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat.
- Cover and let the eggs rest in the hot water for 10-12 minutes before transferring them to an ice bath to cool.
- Remove eggs from the ice bath, peel, and chop.