Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

Air fryer hard boiled eggs are an easy way to make this staple recipe. There’s no boiling water and you get perfectly cooked eggs, each and every time!

air fryer hard boiled eggs shown cooked and cut in half to reveal the solid yolk center on top of a bed of fresh eggs

Did you know your air fryer can do more than just make incredible Air Fryer Fried Chicken and yummy veggies?

Yep! It can even make the simplest of things: hard boiled eggs.

And this egg hack is egg-zactly what you need to simplify this food even more and get perfect eggs each and every time.

There’s no boiling water and hoping your eggs don’t crack.

And perhaps best of all?

I love this option for my younger sons who are old enough to begin preparing their own snacks- keeps them from having to mess with boiling hot water or the gas stove!

air fryer hard boiled eggs shown being peeled in front on the machine

Why make hard boiled eggs in the air fryer

If you can’t already tell, there are tons of reasons I love to make my hard boiled eggs in the air fryer.

But here are my reasons to make them in the air fryer:

  • There’s no boiling water needed.
  • The yolks will never get the green ring.
  • You will never have to worry about over cooking or undercooking your eggs. They turn out perfectly each time!
  • It’s a safer way for older kids to start making their own snacks.

air fryer hard boiled eggs shown being peeled in front on the machine

How to make

Making these eggs is incredibly simple.

To do it, just add the eggs to the basket of your fryer.

It’s ok if you have to put them in the basket in two layers.

Then put the basket back in your fryer, making sure it is closed completely.

Cook your eggs at 250 degrees for 16 to 17 minutes.

When the timer beeps, let the eggs stay in the basket until they are no longer hot to the touch. 

How to Peel a Hard Boiled Egg with and without an Ice Bath

Some people swear by an ice bath after boiling (or air frying eggs) before peeling, and if that’s your preferred method you can absolutely do that.

If choosing to perform an ice bath for quicker cooling and peeling, let the eggs rest in ice water five full minutes, remove and dry the egg completely and then peel.

I prefer not to use the ice bath method.

My personal experience is that the warm eggs peel more flawlessly.

To peel warm eggs, I wait until the eggs are cool enough to handle but still slightly warm.

Once they are a good temperature, I gently crack one end of the egg by smushing it on a hard surface and carefully pulling the shell away from the egg before discarding the shell.

air fryer hard boiled eggs shown cooked and cut in half to reveal the solid yolk center on top of a bed of fresh eggs

Storing and Using

You can store cooked, unpeeled hard boiled eggs in your fridge for one week.

If you do this, I like to put them in a large tupperware container or right back in the egg carton. 

If you choose to peel the eggs when you make them, you can store the unpeeled eggs in a bowl of water in the fridge for a week.

Just make sure to change the water daily.

Or you could also store them in a lidded plastic container and cover the eggs with a damp paper towel prior to sealing the container.

Either way you’ll have the cooked eggs ready to go and use in recipes like

a hand holding up a halved hard boiled egg made in the air fryer

Tips and tricks

  • Don’t be alarmed if any of the eggs have a brown spot on them, it’s just from the heat but won’t affect taste, texture, or appearance if going into egg salad etc
  • The air fryer is NOT a pressure cooker, please do not add any water to the basket. Only the eggs.
  • My air fryer doesn’t require preheating or have that option, which is accounted for in the cook time listed.
  • Just like ovens, all air fryers may not cook the same.
  • No green/gray discoloration around the edges of the yolks from over cooking like often happens with the traditional big old pot of boiling water method.

air fryer hard boiled eggs shown cooked and cut in half to reveal the solid yolk center on top of a bed of fresh eggs

Other Easy Air Fryer Recipes

These air fryer hard boiled eggs are my favorite way to make hard cooked eggs.

Make them the next time you are making a big batch of eggs.

Looking for other easy air fryer recipes?

Try these:

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air fryer hard boiled eggs shown cooked and cut in half to reveal the solid yolk center on top of a bed of fresh eggs

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

Air fryer hard boiled eggs are an easy way to make this staple recipe. There's no boiling water and you get perfectly cooked eggs, each and every time!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • fresh eggs

Instructions

  • Add 1 dozen fresh eggs gently to your air fryer basket. It's ok if they form two layers.
  • Return the basket to the machine, and make sure it's completely secure/closed.
  • Set the temperature to 250 degrees, and the cook time to 16-17 minutes.
  • Let the eggs cook.
  • Once the timer beeps, let the eggs rest in the basket.
  • Allow the eggs to rest until they're still warm, but no longer hot to the touch.
  • Gently smush an egg on a hard surface to crack the shell, and peel discarding the shell.
  • Transfer the peeled eggs to a clean bowl, and continue until all the eggs haven been peeled.

 

2 thoughts on “Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

  1. 5 stars
    You mentioned the gas cooktop. We have a rule at our house that when you turn the oven and/or cooktop on, you turn the light over the stove on. That way, you never forget to make sure your burners are lit. Both my son’s are past 25 yo and they still do this! It is a way to keep track of the gas and keep your kids present when cooking.

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