Discover the ultimate convenience of perfectly cooked eggs with air fryer hard boiled eggs. Achieve flawless, easy-to-peel results for your favorite dishes in no time.
The air fryer, a versatile kitchen appliance, is not just for frying – it’s also a game-changer when it comes to making hard boiled eggs. Say goodbye to overcooked yolks and difficult peeling, as we dive into the world of air fryer hard boiled eggs – a simple, time-saving method that guarantees consistent results every time.
There are MANY methods for cooking the perfect hard-boiled egg. You can make them the traditional method, on the stove top, in boiling water, in a steaming basket, in an Instant Pot, and even in your oven.
But using my air fryer has become by far my favorite method! Yes, that’s right, you can boil eggs in an air fryer! Perfect for weekly meal prep.
This easy method for air fryer hard boiled eggs method is definitely one you will want to try if you like to include boiled eggs into your diet. There’s no need to wait for the water to boil, no watching, and it’s completely hands-off.
Air frying eggs is stupid easy and you will wonder why you ever bothered boiling them. I also like that we are not adding any additional fat to the eggs as we would with frying.
Harnessing the power of hot air, the air fryer offers a unique approach to hard boiling eggs, promising evenly cooked whites and creamy yolks with minimal effort.
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INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS EASY AIR FRYER RECIPE
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make the perfect hard boiled eggs (the full instructions, nutrition information and full recipe are in the printable recipe card below):
- Fresh eggs – preferably large eggs.
- Ice bath
- Optional – a little salt and black pepper.
COOKING EGGS IN AN AIR FRYER
Boiling eggs in an air fryer could not be easier. I start by preheating the air fryer to 250°F. You could skip this step and just add an extra couple of minutes to the cooking time but I like to start by preheating.
Now, just place the eggs in the air fryer basket in a single layer, set the timer anywhere between 13 and 16 minutes and wait until they’re cooked to your desired doneness.
Air fry hard boiled eggs will take about 16 minutes while air fry soft boiled eggs will already be done after 13 minutes.
At this point I always like to mention that different air fryers are like microwaves and all of them have different wattages. So every air fryer is basically a bit different and your eggs may have a different cook time.
Try it with one or two eggs first and don’t put a whole carton in there if this is your first time.
As soon as your eggs are cooked, place them in an ice cold water bath, made with cold water and ice cubes. This final step helps to immediately stop the cooking process and it also makes them so easy to peel. You can alternatively just run them under cold running water for a minute.
Your boiled eggs will come out perfectly cooked and here’s another perk: they are easy to peel!
WAYS TO USE AIR FRIED EGGS
Let the eggs cool to room temperature after using the ice water bath. Unpeeled hard boiled eggs, can be stored in any airtight container in the fridge.
For peeled eggs, you can store them in a bowl of cold water to cover. You want to make sure to change the water daily.
Alternatively, you can store them in a sealed container without adding the water. Instead, you will want to cover the eggs with damp paper towels to keep them from drying out.
CAN YOU FREEZE HARD BOILED EGGS?
As for the egg yolk, yes. However, I have heard that the eggs become a bit tough and rubbery after thawing, or can even leak and change color.
Cooked yolks, when placed in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag, will stay good for up to 3 months.
Now that I have discovered this method, I cannot wait to try more air fryer breakfast recipes. What is your favourite air fryer breakfast hack? Share it in the comment section below.
MORE AIR FRYER RECIPES YOU MAY LIKE TO TRY
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- Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Breast
- Easy Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Protein Bagels
- Air Fryer Tortilla Garlic Bread
- 4 eggs
- Preheat air fryer to 250F.
- Add all eggs to air fryer and cook for 14-17 minutes. If you want soft boiled eggs cook for closer to 13 minutes. Keep in mind every air fryer is slightly different so you may need to adjust cooking time!
- Remove eggs from air fryer and immediately add them to ice bath. Peel eggs and enjoy!
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g
The nutrition information provided is calculated based on industry-standard software and should be used as a general guide only. The information may vary depending on ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and individual serving sizes. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the nutritional information provided. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized medical or nutritional advice.
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