Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Little Pressure Making Easter Eggs

I've gone a little nuts over my new Fagor pressure cooker and I'm constantly on the look out for
new recipes to cook things in it. Honestly, I wake up in the morning and think
"What can I cook in my pressure cooker?"
Really, I do!

I saw that Food Storage Moms made hard boiled eggs in her pressure cooker. Seriously?
I had to try it of course. No need to watch the eggs? That's my kind of cooking!

Add eggs and one cup water (a must to create the needed steam.)

Set the timer for 18 minutes on high and turn the knob to Pressure.

Release the pressure and...you have hard boiled eggs! Dip them in some icy water to
stop the cooking and then lift them out with a slotted spoon.

Ahhh, but were they actually cooked inside my hubby asked.
Yep! The big plus was how easy it was to peel them.

A little Easter egg dye and now I have some pretty eggs just for us.
*Note to self. DO NOT use balsamic vinegar with the dye tablets just because that is the only vinegar you have. 
It makes orange eggs kind of brown. Luckily, the pink ones didn't require vinegar.

When telling my mother-in-law about my little egg cooking adventure, she said she thought it was just as easy to boil them on the stove. She is right, of course, just as it is easy to bake them in the oven. But, I HAD to try this and I didn't have to wait for water to boil. It was kind of fun to make these.

Sorry to those of you still covered in snow, but our weather is warm enough to start tomato plants...yay!

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12 comments:

  1. I have an old pressure cooker my Grandma gave me and to her disappointment, I never use it...I am scared of it blowing :) I think I'll stick to the pan method for my eggs but am intrigued that yours are easier to peel...mine are fresh from our chickens and even though I save them for a couple weeks they are still not much of a joy to peel. I have tried many "techniques" but those shells really hang on!

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  2. I've never seen that kind of pressure cooker.... I may have to investigate. ;-) Your eggs look yummy!

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  3. Very cool! Those dyed eggs look mighty purty on your green grass. The snow had melted off... but overnight it has returned and is still snowing. Aaaaaagh. ;o)

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  4. Ok i am stumped....you have to cook eggs to dye them? I empty my egg shells then dye them....this is a hot way lol
    Great pic

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  5. Your eggs looked like they cooked perfectly inside with the pressure cooker.

    The claret cup cactus is in bloom here. But too windy to put out the tomato plants.

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  6. I used to have a pressure cooker that I cooked with when I was younger. The seal wore out and I could not find one to replace it.

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  7. Carol I've looked at that pressure cooker and thought about buying it. Have you canned any vegetables in it? I love to can so I'm wondering about that. blessings, marlene

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  8. Those pretty eggs make me hungry for some egg salad :)

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  9. Carol I follow you on Bloglovin. There is a post from your blog but it is in a foreign language. ??

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  10. I'm curious about the pressure cooker. What brand is it? I've read other blog posts where they are using a pressure cooker too for everyday cooking. The only pressure cooker I'm familiar with is the old fashion canning type and I'm NOT dragging that heavy thing out to use it except to can my green beans. It scares me then at best. No Easter egg dying this year. We didn't go "home" for Easter and other set of grands are in Japan! My baby is a sr. in high school this year so no egg dying for him either. :)

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  11. We just need to make some egg salad sandwiches now...love the pressure cooker!

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  12. I have not seen this type of pressure cooker either...

    and I did not know you could bake an egg in the oven! I learned something new today!

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