If you wanted to make boiled eggs the easiest way possible this is it! You won’t believe how simple it is to make Boiled Eggs in the Air Fryer! It takes just one ingredient; no water required!
I’ve done this with eggs that are about 5 days old and eggs that are about a week old. Every time, they’ve come out perfect.
What do you need to make boiled eggs in the air fryer?
All it takes is an air fryer and eggs.
You want your eggs to have plenty of room, so DO NOT add the entire dozen to your air fryer, unless you have a HUGE air fryer. If you have a regular-sized one that’s 4-6 quarts, I recommend only doing 4 to 6 eggs at a time.
How do you make boiled eggs in the air fryer?
This is the super easy part! You just put the eggs in the air fryer basket. Make sure they have ample room around each one and are not on top of each other.
I like to preheat the air fryer for about 2-3 minutes before putting eggs into it.
While the eggs are cooking, fill a bowl with ice water.
After the cook time, immediately remove the eggs (I use a slotted spoon to do this), and place them in the ice water for 1 minute. Then, peel the eggs and eat!
How long do you cook boiled eggs in the air fryer?
Here’s the perfect time and temps I’ve found for making each kind of boiled egg:
- Hard Boiled Eggs – cook at 275 F degrees for 15 minutes
- Medium Boiled Eggs – cook at 275 F degrees for 12 minutes
- Soft Boiled Eggs – cook at 275 F degrees for 10 minutes
What’s the difference in hard boiled eggs and soft boiled eggs?
Hard boiled eggs have the whites and yolks completely cooked through. The yolk is light colored and completely cooked, and will crumble when you bite or slice into it.
Medium boiled eggs have the whites completely cooked, but the yolk is more of a golden yellow color and not totally hard. Usually in the center it’s a little thick and creamy consistency.
My personal favorite are soft boiled eggs. The whites are a little soft, but still cooked. The yolk is runny, like the yolk of a fried egg that you can poke and it runs.
You can use an egg cup and a hard boiled egg cutter to eat it directly out of the shell and dip toast into the yolk. So good!
Or, you can slice a soft boiled egg with a runny yolk in a bowl of ramen, and it’s amazing! While you’re making the ramen, you can make the soft boiled eggs in the air fryer.
How do you store boiled eggs?
If you don’t immediately use all your eggs, you can store them in the shell until for a few days.
- Store Hard Boiled Eggs in the refrigerator for up to 4 days
- Store Medium Boiled & Soft Boiled Eggs in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
How do you reheat boiled eggs?
Reheat your boiled eggs in the shells in the air fryer for 1 minute at 275 F degrees.
I also reheat boiled eggs after I peel them by slicing them in half and putting them in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute. This often will help me keep the yolks runny on soft boiled eggs.
Though, this is a balancing act that takes a little experimentation because heating them up usually cooks them a little more than they originally were cooked.
What can you do with boiled eggs?
So many recipes! Here’s just a few of our favorites:
- tuna salad
- all kinds of deviled eggs
- egg salad sandwich
- chopped in a salad
- chopped in potato salad
- Preheat the air fryer at 275 F degrees for 2-3 minutes.
- Place eggs in the air fryer basket with plenty room around each egg.
- Cook Hard Boiled Eggs for 15 minutes.
- Cook Medium Boiled Eggs for 12 minutes.
- Cook Soft Boiled Eggs for 10 minutes.
- While eggs are cooking fill a bowl with ice water.
- As soon as eggs are done, use a slotted spoon to transfer the eggs into the ice water for 1 minute.
- Peel if eating immediately.
- Store leftovers in the shells in the refrigerator.
- Store Hard Boiled Eggs for up to 4 days.
- Store Soft Boiled Eggs for up to 2 days.
Serving Size:2 eggs
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 24Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
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