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Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs


Air fryer difficult boiled eggs are cooked through in 16 minutes, peel easily, and are perfectly cooked each and each time! This is such a simple way to cook them.

When I think of the air fryer, I think of all things crispy: chicken wings, chickpeas, tofu and more. Who would have thought it was a great way to cook eggs?!

plate with 10 hard boiled egg halves on it

I’ll admit to being extremely skeptical about cooking air fryer difficult boiled eggs, but I was won over the first time I tried them! They are just so simple to make, and it has become a go-to recipe in our meal prep routine.

Like Instant Pot difficult boiled eggs, these ones cook through quickly, and are simple to peel. They are so simple to obtain into and out of the air fryer, and require very small attention while they cook!

Reasons to ♡ air fryer difficult boiled eggs

  • they are simple to obtain into and out of the air fryer
  • they cook through quickly
  • they are simple to peel and arrive out perfectly cooked each time!

Recipe video

Watch the video below to see exactly how I prepped these eggs. You can find more of my recipe videos on my YouTube channel.

collage image showing how to cook hard boiled eggs in the air fryer

Cooking eggs in the air fryer

  1. Heat your air fryer to 250°F or 120°C.
  2. Add your eggs to the air fryer in a single layer.
  3. Cook for 16 minutes, then remove eggs from the air fryer.
  4. Place eggs in a water bath for ten minutes.
  5. Peel the eggs by tapping to crack, then gently rolling. Work from the air bubble at the fat end of the egg and peel your way up.
  6. Enjoy!

No water necessary

While water is traditionally used to cook difficult boiled eggs on the stove and in the Instant Pot, this recipe does not require any water. The hot air circulating in the air fryer cooks the eggs through evenly with dry heat.

No shaking or turning required

The other great thing about this recipe is that you don’t need to turn the eggs halfway through, even if your air fryer basket is packed full.

Cook a few- or many!

I tested this recipe with a single egg and with as many as 10 eggs (as many as I could fit in a single layer) in my basket at a time, and each time, the eggs were perfectly cooked after 16 minutes.

collage image showing how to peel hard boiled eggs

Peeling & storage

Peeling

  1. Gently tap the egg on a difficult surface to generate a crack.
  2. Roll the egg until cracked all over.
  3. Immerse in water, and commence by peeling from air bubble at the fatter end of the egg.
  4. Carefully work your way up to the tip of the egg until fully peeled.

Storage

You can store difficult boiled eggs in the shell or peeled.

  • in the shell- store for up to 1 week in an air tight container in the fridge
  • peeled- store for up to 4 days in the fridge

overhead view of eggs in an air fryer basket

More air fryer recipes

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Keyword: air fryer, kid-friendly, low carb, meal prep

Calories: 63kcal

Author: Denise Bustard

Servings: 10 eggs

Air fryer difficult boiled eggs are cooked through in 16 minutes, peel easily, and are perfectly cooked each and each time! This is such a simple way to cook them.

Prep Time4 mins

Cook Time16 mins

ice bath10 mins

Total Time30 mins

Instructions

  • Heat air fryer to 250°F or 120°F.

  • Add eggs to the air fryer basket in a single layer.

  • Cook for 16 minutes, then carefully scoop the eggs out and place into an ice water bath.

  • Leave in the ice bath for 10 minutes, then store for meal prep or peel and enjoy.

Notes

1- this recipe was tested with large eggs. If using extra large or jumbo, you may need to add extra time on. If using small or medium eggs, you may need to reduce the cook time slightly.
Storage

  • in the shell- store in the fridge for up to 7 days
  • peeled- store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days

 

Nutrition

Serving: 1egg | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

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