Leftovers - Yay or nah?
I like having leftovers in the house for two reasons.
- You can take a break from having to cook for the night or even more importantly a break from dishes and cleaning.
- You have a chance to take those leftovers and turn them into a whole new dish
Reason no. 2 is why we are here today.
Whenever I make corned beef there is always leftovers. It's the beauty of cooking a big chunk of beef.
This year we wanted to try to make something new with the leftovers. We recently purchased two egg bite silicone molds. We having a lot of fun playing around with the molds.
The list of what we have made includes egg bites (of course), pancake bites, and "hard boiled" eggs. All in the Instant Pot with the silicone molds.
Usually my wife likes to make corned beef hash with leftover corned beef. In light of having the new molds I thought instead of putting the eggs on top of the corned beef and potatoes, let's try putting the corned beef and the potatoes inside the eggs.
Thus corned beef has egg bites were born.
How I Cooked the Corned Beef
I am not going to into full detail here how I cooked the corned beef because I already covered that in another post(spoiler I did in the Instant Pot!) A quick synopsis, I cooked it for 1 hour 25 minutes which produced a corned beef that was tender yet still slice-able without falling apart.
How to Make Egg Bites in the Instant Pot
Egg bites are so simple to make in the Instant Pot. You first put the trivet at the bottom for the pot, add 1 cup of water, then add your silicone mold. This is the silicone mold I use.
When you have two silicone molds you can stack them on top of each other when you want to make more egg bites. I can do 14 at a time that way. I recommend getting two of them if you cook for a family.
How Long to Cook the Egg Bites in the Instant Pot
We tried a couple different times and have found that 6 minutes seems to be the sweet spot. Allow the Instant Pot to naturally release. It should take no more than 5 minutes. You can manual release after 5 minutes if its still locked.
When we tried them at 8 minutes, we found that the eggs were overcooked/dry.
Get the Recipe
These corned beef hash egg bites successfully gave us the flavor of a corned beef hash with less work and time. They are more portable too.
Sure there is that crunch that is missing from a good hash, so I wouldn't call this a replacement just another alternative that is more eggy!
The moment you have been waiting for - the recipe! If you try it out let us know what you think.
Corned Beef Hash Egg Bites
- 1 cup leftover corned beef cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 cup leftover potatoes cut into bite sized pieces
- 4 large eggs
- splash half and half
- Crack your eggs into a bowl, and scramble with a fork. Add a splash of half and half.
- Spray the mold with a little oil to help them pop out when cooked.
- Evenly distribute the corned beef and potatoes into the egg bite mold.
- Fill the molds up with eggs. Don't fill them more than ¾ full.
- Place the trivet into the bottom of your Instant Pot.
- Add a cup of water
- Place the mold into the Instant Pot.
- Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to 6 minutes of high pressure cooking.
- Allow for natural release. Should take about 5 minutes.
- Remove the lid. Allow any excess steam to dissipate before carefully removing the silicone mold from the pot.
- Turn the mold over pop out the bites over a plate. Serve hot.
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