Skip the boiling water and make these quick and simple air fryer boiled eggs! Gone are the days of waiting for your water to heat up--just pop some eggs in your air fryer and you'll have perfect hard boiled eggs in a matter of minutes. These eggs turn out great every single time!
👩🏻🍳 Why You'll Love This Recipe
These air fryer hard boiled eggs are an absolute life saver! Cooking your eggs in the air fryer means no waiting for your water to boil, plus you get easy-to-peel and perfectly cooked eggs every time.
I love serving these air fryer boiled eggs alongside some Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes for a flavorful and hearty meal in the morning!
Or enjoy crunchy and slightly sweet Strawberry Granola with your eggs. With natural sweeteners and no preservatives, homemade granola is healthier than anything store-bought, and it's so easy to make.
🥘 Ingredients Needed
- eggs - it doesn't get easier than this, all you need are some eggs!
- Wash and dry your eggs, then place in the air fryer in a single layer and cook at 275 degrees F for 15 minutes.
- Transfer your eggs to a bowl of ice water to prevent further cooking.
If unpeeled, they can be stored in just about any container (I like to put them back in the egg carton) and kept in the fridge for a week or so.
If you've peeled some or all of your eggs already, store them in a covered bowl of cold water. You'll want to change this water daily. Otherwise, you can store them in any container with some damp paper towels.
Peeling your eggs while still in the cold water can be helpful in removing the shell. Eggs that aren't quite as fresh also tend to be easier to peel.
If you're willing to experiment a bit, you can also try to wedge a spoon between the shell and the white and use that to peel the shell away.
For classic hard boiled eggs, 15 minutes is a good time. 9 or 10 minutes will yield soft boiled eggs, while 12 or 13 minutes will get a medium level of cooked, somewhere between hard boiled and soft boiled. Use those times as a guideline and experiment to see how your particular air fryer cooks your eggs!
Since they'll be hot, it's best to use some kind of tongs to transfer the eggs from the air fryer basket to your ice water bath.
💭 Other Helpful Tips
- Every air fryer is a little different, so try this method with one or two eggs to make sure the temperature and cooking time yield the results you want.
- A typical air fryer can hold about 12 to 14 eggs, but if yours is smaller be sure to cook in smaller batches. Layering the eggs will result in uneven cooking.
- After cooking, you can let your eggs sit for a few minutes until they're cool enough to handle, or just use some tongs or a spoon to scoop them into the water bath.
These air fryer boiled eggs are so reliable, you'll never go back to boiling your eggs in water again! Perfect for breakfast or a filling and satisfying snack in the afternoon.
- Did you know you can also "boil" eggs in the oven? Place an egg into each cup of a muffin tin and bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes, then follow the same ice bath method.
- If you are feeling adventurous, you can also try hard-boiling your eggs in the microwave. See this article on How To Boil Eggs In The Microwave!
🥞 Suggested Breakfast Dishes
These hard boiled eggs make the perfect companion to just about any breakfast dish.
🍳 More Egg Recipes You'll Love
- Baked Egg Frittata with Ham - This egg frittata is loaded with hearty, savory ingredients!
- Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole - Great to serve for a special holiday breakfast or even for dinner!
- Easter Egg Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites - If you've had enough of savory egg recipes, try this sweet treat with candy eggs instead!
- Million Dollar Deviled Eggs - Check out this fantastic recipe from Sugar Spun Run if you want to use your air fryer boiled eggs to make a delicious appetizer!
Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe
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📋 Recipe Card
Air Fryer Boiled Eggs
- 12 medium to large eggs
- water and ice, for the ice bath (optional)
- NOTE: It's a good idea to test this method with a couple of eggs first in case you need to make adjustments based on your air fryer.
- Wash and dry the eggs. Place them in the air fryer basket in a single layer.12 medium to large eggs
- Air fry at 275 degrees for 15 minutes. (See notes-Adjust time depending on your air fryer and the desired doneness of your eggs.)
- Remove and let cool. Use an ice bath if desired (this is a great way to halt the cooking process quickly and avoid overdone eggs).water and ice, for the ice bath
- You will want to test this with a couple of eggs first. I have found that the time and temperature can vary based on the air fryer. For example, I tried this in a Ninja Foodie XL (the kind that is rectangular and flips upright when not in use) and I had to increase the temperature to 325 degrees F for the eggs to be done in 15 minutes.
- 12-14 eggs will fit easily in a 6-quart air fryer. If you have a smaller one, just use as many eggs as you can that will fit in one layer. Do not change the temperature or time.
- You will see spots of condensation on the outside of the eggs. If they are clear and watery, your eggs probably are not done yet. If they are starting to turn a bit brown, your eggs are done to some level.
- The eggs will be very hot when coming out of the air fryer. You can let them sit in the air fryer basket for a couple of minutes before handling them, or use tongs if you want to get them in the ice bath sooner.
Nutritional information is an estimate. The nutritional values for your final dish may vary based on measuring differences and products used.
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