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Soft or Hard Boiled Air Fryer Eggs

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Soft or Hard Boiled Air Fryer Eggs are super easy to whip up, versatile, and way less messy than the traditional method.

With a few handy tips, you can nail perfectly cooked hard-boiled, jammy, or soft-boiled eggs every single time.

har boiled, jammy, and soft boiled eggs

Whether you’re craving a quick and delicious breakfast or a protein-packed snack, air-frying eggs is a total game-changer.

Plus, cleanup’s a breeze, which makes it perfect for those hectic mornings or when you’re in a hurry.

Please continue scrolling down to find the recipe card below, which contains the complete list of ingredients with measurements, detailed recipe instructions, additional notes, and nutritional information.

Cooking eggs the traditional way can sometimes be tricky, even for experienced chefs like myself.

It’s hard to avoid cracking when you put them in boiling water, and timing can be tricky when starting with cold water.

peeled halfway soft boiled egg

But with an air fryer, it’s much easier. The controlled heat and circulating air make sure your eggs come out perfectly every time.

Whether you like them hard-boiled, jammy, or soft-boiled, the air fryer gives you great results without any hassle.

How to Cook Eggs in Air Fryer?

Important Note

Before you start cooking, note that times may differ among air fryers. I develop my recipes using a Cosori 6.8 air fryer. If you’re using a different air fryer, view my recipes as a general guide and tweak the cooking time—add a bit more or cook slightly less as needed.

Cooking soft-boiled, jammy, or hard-boiled eggs in an air fryer is a straightforward process. 

However, you need to follow a few simple steps to achieve the best results:

Before you begin, make sure you have fresh, clean, room-temperature eggs.

If their shells are dirty, give them a gentle rinse under running water and pat them dry with a paper towel.

Carefully place the eggs in the air fryer basket or tray, ensuring they are not overcrowded. I can easily fit up to 10 eggs in my Cosori 6.8 air fryer.

8 eggs placed in an air fryer basket

Set your air fryer to 135℃ (275℉). For soft-boiled eggs, cook them for approximately 9 minutes.

peeled halfway soft boiled egg

For jammy eggs with a slightly firmer yolk, cook them for about 12 minutes.

peeled jammy air fried egg

If you prefer hard-boiled eggs, cook them for approximately 15 minutes.

peeled hard boiled egg in a cup

Once the cooking time is complete, carefully remove the eggs from the air fryer.

Transfer the eggs to a bowl filled with ice water to cool quickly and stop the cooking process.

air fryer eggs are in ice bath

Quick Tip!

To adjust for differences in heat among air fryer models, try cooking one or two eggs first. This way, you can find the right temperature and time for your air fryer.

Alternatively, you can run them under cold water until they’re cool enough to handle.

After a few minutes, peel the eggs carefully or place them in egg cups and enjoy your perfectly cooked air fryer eggs!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Making boiled eggs in the air fryer is a game-changer. They come out perfectly cooked every time.
  • Air frying eggs is not only more cost-effective than the traditional method but also less messy.
  • No need to wait for water to boil on the stove. Just pop those eggs in the air fryer basket and let them do their thing.
  • Peeling hard-boiled eggs can be a hassle, but not with the air fryer. The steam inside makes the shells slide off like magic.
  • Enjoy your air fryer eggs as snacks or in recipes like salads and ramen. They’re packed with protein and nutrients to keep you going strong all day long.

Expert Tips From the Chef

  • Make sure to use clean and fresh eggs at room temperature. If the shells are dirty, rinse them gently under running water and then pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket when cooking boiled eggs to allow for proper air circulation and even cooking.
  • Transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water to cool them down quickly and stop the cooking process. Be sure to use tongs or a slotted spoon to avoid burning yourself.
  • To peel an egg easily, gently tap it on a hard surface to crack the shell all over. Then, roll it between your hands to loosen the shell. Finally, start peeling it under running water or in a bowl of water to help the shell come off smoothly.
  • Play around with various temperatures and cooking times until you find the perfect doneness that suits your taste.

How to Use Air Fryer Eggs?

You can enjoy them as a quick and healthy snack or as a protein-packed breakfast alongside toast or fruit.

Use them as a topping for Piyaz- Turkish White Bean Salad or grain bowls.

These hard-boiled eggs are also excellent for creating Avocado Devilled Eggs Without Mayo as they are extremely easy to peel!

Alternatively, you can add them to soups or noodle dishes, or include them in sandwiches or wraps.

How to Store the Leftovers?

To store the leftover air-fryer boiled eggs, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate them.

If peeled, they should be consumed within 3-4 days. If unpeeled, you can store them for up to 5 days.

Recipe FAQs

How do I prevent the eggs from cracking in the air fryer?

To prevent eggs from cracking, it’s essential to use fresh eggs at room temperature and avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket or tray.

What’s the best way to peel air fryer eggs?

To make peeling easier, gently tap the boiled eggs on a hard surface to crack the shell, then roll them between your hands to loosen the shell before peeling.

Is it possible to reheat leftover boiled eggs in the air fryer?

Yes, you can reheat boiled eggs in the air fryer for a few minutes at a lower temperature to avoid overcooking.

Did you make this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out! Please give us a five-star rating and leave a comment below.

I hope you enjoy the process of making Soft or Hard- Boiled Air Fryer Eggs just as much as you enjoy eating them! 🙂 

Bon appétit! 

Soft or Hard Boiled Air Fryer Eggs

Ayla Clulee
Soft or Hard Boiled Air Fryer Eggs are super easy to whip up, versatile, and way less messy than the traditional method.
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 77 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 medium eggs

Instructions
 

  • Before you begin, make sure you have fresh, clean, room-temperature eggs. If their shells are dirty, give them a gentle rinse under running water and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Carefully place the eggs in the air fryer basket or tray, ensuring they are not overcrowded. I can easily fit up to 10 eggs in my Cosori 6.8 air fryer.
  • Set your air fryer to 135℃ (275℉). For soft-boiled eggs, cook them for approximately 9 minutes.
  • For jammy eggs with a slightly firmer yolk, cook them for about 12 minutes.
  • If you prefer hard-boiled eggs, cook them for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Once the cooking time is complete, carefully remove the eggs from the air fryer.
  • Transfer the eggs to a bowl filled with ice water to cool rapidly and stop the cooking process.
  • Alternatively, you can run them under cold water until they're cool enough to handle.
  • After a few minutes, peel the eggs carefully or place them in egg cups and enjoy your perfectly cooked air fryer eggs!

Notes

  • Make sure to use clean and fresh eggs at room temperature. If the shells are dirty, rinse them gently under running water and then pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket when cooking boiled eggs to allow for proper air circulation and even cooking.
  • Transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water to cool them down quickly and stop the cooking process. Be sure to use tongs or a slotted spoon to avoid burning yourself.
  • To peel an egg easily, gently tap it on a hard surface to crack the shell all over. Then, roll it between your hands to loosen the shell. Finally, start peeling it under running water or in a bowl of water to help the shell come off smoothly.
  • Play around with various temperatures and cooking times until you find the perfect doneness that suits your taste.
Keyword air fryer, breakfast, quick and easy, snack

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