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Breakfast :: Poached Eggs in the Instant Pot

This morning I made poached eggs in the Instant Pot and it sorta worked…

Instant Pot Poached Eggs
Silicone egg bites tray

Method: I cooked them for 4 minutes on high pressure, quick release. Then I turned off the pot, put the lid on and let them sit for about another 3 minutes because I was getting the rice ready.

Result: They stuck even though I had a ton of spray on the egg bite tray.
One was just right, the other egg had gooby whites.

Eggs on Rice

They also are a weird shape, but this is much easier than dealing with boiling water, swirling, the egg white flying all over and the clean up of doing in the old fashioned way.

Poached Eggs on Rice
Finished product served on leftover Chinese restaurant pork fried rice and sprinkled with salt, pepper and togarashi.

This is the recipe that I used as a guide:

Instant Pot Poached Eggs from Tidbits

This is similar to the set I bought. Apparently the one I got is no longer available.

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Update, I tried this again today (November 14, 2020) and still put them on high for 4 minutes, but this time I used the top of the egg tray. It appeared that they were still super wet in the middle and too goopy so I put them in for another minute and that resulted in basically hard boiled. So I guess I’d leave the top off, or go less time. I only had two eggs in the tray and the recipe says less time for more eggs. So if doing a full tray, 4 minutes would be too long.

egg on avocado toast

Also my phone likes to think it knows better when I’m taking pictures of food and does a weird setting that makes most of the photo blurry. If I forget to turn this off, the photo is wonky. Sorry. Hey, the pepper looks great!

 

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