Can You Put Eggs In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can cook eggs in an air fryer in various ways, from hard-boiled eggs without water to scrambled eggs or even omelets. Cooking eggs in an air fryer is quick, easy, and requires minimal cleanup. Here’s how to do it for different types of eggs:

Hard-Boiled Eggs


  1. Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 270°F (about 132°C). Some models don’t require preheating, but it can help achieve more consistent results.
  2. Place Eggs in Air Fryer: Place cold eggs directly from the fridge into the air fryer basket. You can cook as many eggs as fit in a single layer.
  3. Cook: Air fry the eggs for about 15-17 minutes for hard-boiled eggs. If you prefer softer yolks, start checking around 10-12 minutes.
  4. Ice Bath: After cooking, immediately transfer the eggs to an ice bath for about 5 minutes to stop the cooking process and make peeling easier.
  5. Peel and Serve: Peel the eggs and serve them as desired.

Scrambled Eggs or Omelets


  1. Prepare the Mixture: Beat eggs in a bowl and mix in your desired ingredients like cheese, diced vegetables, cooked meats, and seasonings.
  2. Use an Air Fryer-Safe Pan: Pour the egg mixture into a small, air fryer-safe pan or dish that fits in your air fryer basket.
  3. Cook: Preheat the air fryer to 300°F (about 149°C) and cook the egg mixture for about 15-20 minutes, or until the eggs are set and cooked through. Cooking times may vary based on the air fryer model and the thickness of the egg mixture.

Tips for Cooking Eggs in an Air Fryer

  • Experiment with Cooking Times: The perfect cooking time can vary depending on the air fryer model and the size and starting temperature of the eggs. It might take a few tries to find your preferred level of doneness.
  • Check for Doneness: For scrambled eggs or omelets, you may want to check partway through cooking and gently stir or rotate the pan for even cooking.
  • Air Fryer-Safe Accessories: If cooking scrambled eggs or omelets, make sure to use a pan or dish that is safe for air fryer use and fits well in the basket to allow for proper air circulation.

Cooking eggs in an air fryer is a convenient method that produces delicious results with less mess and hassle. Whether you’re making breakfast, a snack, or preparing ingredients for a salad, air-fried eggs are a great option.

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