Air Fryer Hard “Boiled” Eggs
Making hard boiled eggs in the air fryer is so quick and easy, no water needed!
I eat hard boiled eggs for breakfast or lunch just about every day! Since discovering this method, this is the only way I make hard boiled eggs now. No waiting for the water to boil, just place the eggs in the air fryer and walk away. Some of my go-to salads with eggs are Classic Egg Salad, Chickpea Egg Salad, and this Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad.
I’m sure when you think of air fryers you think of air fryer french fries, or egg rolls, or even chicken wings! And yes, I make all of those things in my air fryer, but it’s funny, these hard boiled eggs have become a part of my morning routine because it’s so much faster than any other method. It’s the only way I “boil” eggs now. I can get them started and walk away to finish getting ready for my morning. I love that I don’t have to stand over them to make sure they don’t boil over on a stove. Don’t get me wrong, I still love making hard boiled eggs in my Instant Pot, especially because they peel so easy, but for saving time, the air fryer wins!
Do Air Fryers Cook Faster?
Yes! An air fryer is basically a counter-top convection oven with a heated coil (usually at the top) a mesh or metal basket, and a fan that circulates the heat around the foods at convection oven rates which creates an intense environment of heat that consequently cooks foods faster and more evenly.
Here, using cold eggs right out of the refrigerator, I have played around with different times, and found they come out perfect cooked 250F for 15 minutes, without pre-heating the air fryer with a slightly soft yolk. If you like a more solid yolk, I would cook it for 17 minutes. Once they are ready, simply rinse them under cold water and peel.
Since all air fryers makes and models vary in watts, you may have to play around and experiment with yours. This is tested with the 1700 watt Skinnytaste by Vremi Air Fryer which is finally available for pre-order on Amazon (US only). As the ship date gets closer, Canadians and Hawaii will also be able to order it on the Vremi website, I will be announcing as that gets closer (shipping fees will be extra). This is the air fryer I use to create all my air fryer recipes for my blog and the Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook (affil link).
Play around with your air fryer and experiment to see what gives you the best results and let me know how it works out!
Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs
- 4 large eggs
- Salt, black pepper, everything bagel seasoning, optional
- Place the eggs in the air fryer basket and cook 250F 15 minutes for a softer yolk, 17 minutes for a firmer yolk (time may vary depending on the make and model of your air fryer).
- Run under cold water and peel right away.
Photo credit: Jess Larson