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Air Fryer Boiled Eggs Recipe

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Don’t have time for faff? Want a more hands off approach to breakfast? Learn just how easy and efficient making boiled eggs in the air fryer is. Post includes helpful timings, tips and more. Trust me, you’ll never look back. This air fryer boiled eggs recipe is a game changer!

A spoon in an air fried soft boiled egg

Air fryer boiled eggs (UK recipe)

Ever struggle getting that perfect soft boiled egg? Or disappointed when your ‘hard boiled’ eggs come out too soft?

This easy air fryer boiled eggs recipe is here to take away the guess work! Using an air fryer to ‘boil’ your eggs, is far less complicated than the traditional pan method. No more hovering over a boiling pan of water, or guessing whether it’s at a rolling boil!

Air fried eggs are the future of breakfast recipes. Ideal for busy modern lifestyles, they’re very much a set it and forget it kind of recipe.

Yes, we love our eggs. Whether it’s in the form of a scrambled egg croissant, cheese frittata or classic egg mayo. But they usually end up being weekend recipes, or made when we have more time on our hands.

Air fryer boiled eggs are here to change all that!

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Eggs and spoons on a chopping board

Is it cheaper to boil an egg in an air fryer?

Yes! It’s definitely cheaper to boil an egg in an air fryer. Think about it. To boil an egg in a pan, you have to first either boil the kettle, or bring a pan of water to the boil. Both require lots of energy, which costs money.

When you make them in an air fryer, you literally put them in, turn it on a low temperature for 7 – 11 minutes, and they’re done. It takes less time and less energy. Making it much cheaper!

Do note that, when I say ‘boil an egg’ in the air fryer, there actually isn’t any water involved. It only uses the dry heat to cook it. It really is that simple!

Someone forking air fried eggs on toast

What temperature do you cook air fryer boiled eggs at?

I’ve tried a few different temperatures, and found the best for air fried eggs to be about 150ºC (302ºF).

Someone dunking toast into an air fryer boiled egg

Can you boil an egg in an air fryer without water?

Yes! Although technically it’s not really boiling an egg, it’s baking it. But you achieve the same results.

In this easy air fryer boiled eggs recipe, there is no water required. You simply preheat your air fryer for 1-2 mins and pop in your eggs. Then set the temperature and time, and that’s it! No water, no faff, no judgement calls.

Someone holding some eggs

How long does it take to boil eggs in an air fryer?

Whether it’s soft, jammy or hard – It’s all down to the temperature and timings. Bear in mind that your chosen ingredients and equipment may affect these though.

The size and shape of your eggs, and what air fryer you’re using, can very much affect the outcome.

To help remove the guesswork, I tested different sized eggs and various timings. Here is a guide to help you:

Egg SizeSoft BoiledJammy/GooeyHard Boiled
60g7-8 minsX9 mins
65g8 mins9 mins10 mins
70g8-9 mins10 mins11 mins
Air fryer boiled eggs and spoons on a plate

Ingredients

There is only 1 ingredient in this recipe – eggs!

The type you buy is entirely up to you! But do note that the cooking times may change based on your choice. (See How long does it take to boil eggs in an air fryer for help with this.)

I always recommend using free range organic eggs. Personally, I feel the living conditions of caged and barn hens is appalling. And I’d rather not encourage it.

However, I totally understand that the cost of living has risen to extreme levels. And money is an important factor. Be assured that all eggs will cook as per the recipe. Whatever you choose. You will get no judgment here! Cooking should bring us together, not divide us!

A carton of eggs in an air fryer drawer

Recipe tips and troubleshooting

Here are tips you’ll find helpful when making boiled eggs in the air fryer.

  • The timings in this recipe are based on using refrigerated eggs. If yours are room temperature, you will need to factor this in.
  • Weigh your eggs and use this cooking time guide for perfect results every time.
  • The shape of your eggs could affect the cooking times. Some are tall and thin, others are short and more round. You’ll get the hang of it the more you make them.
  • Do the cooking times differ using your chosen ingredients/equipment? Weigh your eggs before cooking and make a note of the timings for future reference.
  • Note that all air fryers vary. This could affect timings.
  • Place your eggs directly into the air fryer drawer. Don’t put them on anything (baking paper, tray, dish etc) as this will alter the cooking time.
Air fryer eggs on toast on a white plate

Time management

Have limited time? Struggle with recipe timings? Or juggling around other things? Here’s some time managing info to make your life easier.

There is no need to bring eggs to room temperature in this recipe. The timings are based on using refrigerated eggs.

Preheating your air fryer should only take 1-2 minutes. And the eggs will cook in around 7-11 mins. Making the total time between 8 – 13 mins. It really is a very quick recipe.

A pack of eggs with a blue napkin

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Air Fryer Boiled Eggs – Step by Step Picture Recipe

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Ingredients

Here is what you will need to make 1 Egg (easily multiplied)

  • 1 x Egg *

*Timings based on using refrigerated eggs

Essential equipment

  • Air Fryer #

#I use a Ninja Foodi Max Dual Zone 9.5L air fryer (affiliate link)

Instructions

First thing’s first. Preheat your air fryer to 150ºC (302ºF). It should only need 1-2 minutes to come up to temperature.

A Ninja Dual Max air fryer on a kitchen worktop

Then place your egg directly into the drawer. Do not line the drawer, or place your egg on anything else.

An egg in an air fryer draw

Depending on the size of your egg, and whether you want soft, jammy or hard boiled – cook at 150ºC (302ºF) for the following time:

  • 60g – Soft 7-8 mins / Jammy X / Hard 9 mins
  • 65g – Soft 8 mins / Jammy 9 mins / Hard 10 mins
  • 70g – Soft 8-9 mins / Jammy 10 mins / Hard 11 mins

If your making soft boiled (dippy eggs) – place in an egg cup, slice the top off, and serve immediately with toast.

An air fryer soft boiled egg in an egg cup

If you’re making jammy or hard boiled eggs – gently crack the egg all over, then place immediately into a bowl of very cold water for about 10 minutes. (This prevents that unsightly green tinge around the yolk.)

You may wish to change the water once or twice if it warms up too much.

A cracked air fried egg in a bowl of cold water

Once the eggs are cold, peel them under water (this makes it easier). Then slice and serve however you like!

An air fryer hard boiled egg peeled and cut in half

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Air Fryer Boiled Eggs - Printable Recipe

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs - Printable Recipe

Yield: 1
Preheat Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Want a hands off approach to breakfast? Air fryer boiled eggs are a must! Includes helpful timings for soft, jammy and hard boiled.

Ingredients

  • 1 x Egg *

Essential equipment

  • Air Fryer #

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 150ºC (302ºF) for 1-2 minutes.
  1. Place your egg directly into the drawer. Do not use liners, trays or anything else. Air fry at 150ºC (302ºF) for the length of time depending the type of egg you want. (see notes below)
  2. If making a soft boiled egg, slice off the top and serve straight away.
  3. If making a jammy/hard boiled egg - gently crack the shell and immediately place into a bowl of very cold water for 10 mins. Change the water once or twice if it warms up too much.
  4. With the egg still under water, carefully peel them. Slice and serve how you like.

Notes

*Timings based on using refrigerated eggs

#I use a Ninja Foodi Max Dual Zone 9.5L air fryer (affiliate link)

See the main post for a more detailed, step by step picture recipe.

Be sure to read the sections Ingredients, Recipe Tips and Troubleshooting and Time Management for lots of helpful information before you begin making this recipe. You can find them in the main body of this post.

TIMINGS

  • 60g – soft boiled 7-8 mins / jammy X / hard boiled 9 mins
  • 65g – soft boiled 8 mins / jammy 9 mins / hard boiled 10 mins
  • 70g – soft boiled 8-9 mins / jammy 10 ,mins / hard boiled 11 mins
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    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g

    Nutritional information on kitchenmason.com should only be used as a general guideline, I am not a certified nutritionist. Please always check labels for allergens where applicable.

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    CBP

    Thursday 1st of June 2023

    How much time do you reduce it by if your eggs are kept at room temperature please?

    Emma

    Wednesday 7th of June 2023

    Hi there! I haven't actually tested this yet. But I would start with 1-2 mins less that the refrigerated times. Then work from there, to see what works best with the eggs/air fryer you have. Hope this helps! Emma x

    Anita

    Wednesday 31st of May 2023

    Do I need to prick the shell before I airfry boiled eggs ?

    Emma

    Wednesday 31st of May 2023

    Hi Anita. No need to prick them - just put them straight into the air fryer drawer :) Emma x

    Julie

    Sunday 28th of May 2023

    What setting do you use on the ninja airfryer to make the boiled eggs

    Emma

    Sunday 28th of May 2023

    Hi Julie. Just on the air fry setting :) Emma x

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