Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs for a quick, easy, and goof-proof method for cooking eggs every time. This post includes instructions on how to make soft boiled eggs (or “jammy eggs) as well as fully-cooked hard boiled eggs in the air fryer.
If I were you, I’d be thinking to myself, “Cooking hard boiled eggs in the air fryer? That’s silly.”
Hear me out.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard friends and family say they always, always mess up hard boiled eggs.
The delicate shell cracks upon adding hitting the bottom of the saucepan upon entering the boiling water, an egg turns into the hulk and breaks through its own shell, one egg gets frisky with another egg, and in all cases: the egg white comes splooging out.
But wait, there’s more.
We forget to time the eggs, undershoot it, and when we eventually peel the eggs, guess what happens? Uncooked egg white splooges out.
If this is you, no shame.
We can cook hard boiled (or soft boiled) eggs in the air fryer with great success every single time. In fact, I’d be so bold as to say this is the easiest way of cooking perfect eggs.
No overthinking it, no cracks, just perfect hard boiled eggs for your every need.
You can make them in bulk ahead of time for weekly meal prep and save them in an airtight container, or you can whip them up whenever the craving strikes.
All you need are large eggs and an air fryer!
Let’s make them!
How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in the Air Fryer:
Preheat your air fryer to 250 degrees F for 5 minutes.
Carefully place the raw eggs inside of the air fryer basket (use as few or as many as you would like and your air fryer can hold). Place eggs such that they aren’t touching in a single layer if possible.
For soft boiled eggs, cook for 11 to 13 minutes for a soft egg yolk and for hard boiled eggs, cook for 17 minutes for a completely cooked yolk.
After the cooking process is complete, immediately transfer the cooked eggs to an ice bath and allow them to chill for at least 15 minutes.
At this point, you can peel and enjoy the eggs or transfer them to the refrigerator until you’re ready to use them.
Use hard boiled eggs within 4 days of cooking them.
This easy air fryer recipe is my new favorite method for preparing hard boiled eggs. I hope you love it too, especially if you find the boiling method a challenge.
Tips for Air Fryer Eggs:
Be sure you don’t skip the ice water bath immediately following cooking. This process is what makes the egg shells easier to peel, so for the best results, have a large bowl of ice water ready with plenty of ice cubes before the eggs are finished cooking.
Air frying fresh eggs can result in brown spots on the egg whites of the eggs. This is completely normal and it doesn’t affect the flavor, freshness, or tastiness of the eggs.
Different air fryers may yield different results, so the cooking time may vary slightly between air fryers.
You can experiment with different times to get the perfect done-ness for a soft-boiled egg. In general, 11 to 13 minutes will give you eggs that have perfectly cooked whites and a soft, jammy yolk.
What To Do With Hard Boiled Eggs:
If you love making Classic Potato Salad, this is a great way of preparing the eggs.
Need to hard boil eggs for Easter eggs? Employ this easy way of cooking eggs.
Eat them as a snack with a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper or Everything Bagel Seasoning on top for a quick breakfast or lunch.
Slice up the hard boiled eggs and use them on top of avocado toast or make egg salad sandwiches.
Add hard boiled eggs to my California Cobb Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing or your favorite salads.
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Prefer using your Instant Pot? Make my Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs and follow the instructions in that post for hard boiled or your desired doneness.
More Air Fryer Recipes:
- Air Fryer Steak Bites
- Lemon Garlic Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Thighs
- Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops
- Air Fryer Chicken Wings
- Crispy Air Fryer Salmon
If the traditional method for cooking eggs in hot water seems daunting, good news! This easy recipe for amazing eggs that are easy peel is here for you!
What will you do with your hard boiled eggs?
Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs
- 2 to 6 Large Eggs
Options for Serving:
- gluten-free bread of choice
- 1/2 avocado sliced
- Preheat your air fryer to 250 degrees F for 5 minutes.
- Carefully place the raw large eggs inside of the air fryer basket (use as few or as many as you would like and your air fryer can hold). Place large eggs such that they aren't touching in a single layer if possible.
- For soft boiled eggs, cook for 11 to 13 minutes for a soft egg yolk and for hard boiled eggs, cook for 17 minutes for a completely cooked yolk.
- After the cooking process is complete, immediately transfer the cooked eggs to an ice bath and allow them to chill for at least 15 minutes. I recommend using tongs for this step, as the eggs will be hot!
- Use a kitchen towel to dry off the eggs. At this point, you can peel and enjoy the eggs or transfer them to the refrigerator until you’re ready to use them.
- Use hard boiled eggs for egg salad sandwiches, eat them as is, or enjoy them chopped up in green salads.
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