I had poached some eggs last weekend and I was so impressed. So why not make my tried-and-true Eggs Benedict on a Sunday morning using my Instant Pot Poached Eggs? I placed 5 eggs into their tiny cradles and set the IP to 2 minutes – just as I had previously cooked them. I slid them onto the English muffin and Canadian bacon, but they were overcooked…..
I was sad and wanted to know what I had done differently – I posted a question to my Facebook ‘Instant Pot Community’ Group for their take on the situation. I was given some interesting replies:
1) My eggs were old
2) My water was too cold
3) How much water did I place into the bottom of the IP
I thought all day about these replies – and finally decided that I may have placed too much water in the IP (making too much ‘get to pressure’ time), so I was bound and determined to see if that was the culprit. I carefully placed just ONE cup of water int he IP and placed 2 eggs carefully into the IP. Set the IP to 2 minutes, and low and behold I had 2 perfectly poached eggs.
Moral of the story – Measure your water if you want consistent results!!