Instant Pot Egg Bites
These Instant Pot egg bites are similar to the ones you find at Starbucks. Save money and make them at home in a flash.
- Serves: 4 persons
- Cooking spray, for greasing
- 4strips bacon (diced)
- 5large eggs
- ⅓cup half-and-half
- ¼teaspoon salt
- ⅛teaspoon pepper
- ⅛teaspoon nutmeg
- ½cup shredded Gruyére cheese
- 2tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
- 2scallions (finely chopped), plus more for garnish
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Spray an egg bite mold with cooking oil; set aside.
Step 3Select the Instant Pot sauté button and add the diced bacon to the pot. Cook , stirring until the bacon is browned; remove to paper towels to drain.
Step 4Clean the pot and add 1 1/2 cups of water. Set aside.
Step 5In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, salt, pepper, and nutmeg; whisk to blend thoroughly.
Step 6Add the Gruyére and Parmesan cheeses to the egg mixture along with the chopped scallion and drained bacon. Mix well.
Step 7Spoon or pour the egg mixture evenly in the 7 wells of the silicone egg bite mold.
Step 8Place the filled egg bite mold on the trivet and use the handles to lower it into the pot. Alternatively, place a trivet in the pot and use a foil sling to lower the egg bite mold onto the trivet.
Step 9Secure the lid and make sure the pressure release valve is in the sealing position. Choose pressure cook or manual (high pressure), and set the timer for 8 minutes. It will take approximately 7 minutes to come to full pressure. When the time is up, let the pressure come down naturally for 5 minutes and then carefully move the valve to the venting position to release the remaining pressure.
Step 10Remove the egg bite mold from the Instant Pot and let it stand for 5 minutes. Note: These egg bites registered about 170 F in the center. Check with an instant-read thermometer if you are unsure. The minimum safe temperature for cooked eggs is 160 F (165 F if refrigerated and then reheated).
Step 11Use a narrow spatula or knife to gently loosen the egg bites.
Step 12Invert the mold onto a plate and gently coax the egg bites out. They should come out with little or no effort.
Step 13Garnish the egg bites as desired with extra scallion tops and Parmesan cheese.