Looking for another use for that air fryer you have sitting around and a way to make boiling eggs easier? This recipe helps you make simple and perfect air fryer-boiled eggs for snacking, egg salad, or anything else with some delicious boiled eggs.
Do I Need Certain Eggs?
The only requirement for your eggs is that they’re medium to large-sized. However, the results from fresh farm eggs will vary pretty heavily from store-bought with this recipe. It’s a little more difficult to figure out what works best for farm eggs in the air fryer, but any medium-large store-bought eggs will work fine.
How Many Eggs Can I Cook?
The number of boiled eggs you can make directly correlates to the size and shape of the air fryer basket. My air fryer could fit about 14 eggs in one even layer, but yours may not be able to or may even fit more. Just put in as many as you can fit in one layer without overlap, and you’ll be fine!
Do I Alter Settings For Fewer Eggs?
If your air fryer model does not fit 14 eggs, whether more or less than that, you can adjust how many eggs we discussed above. Don’t change the temperature or time of the recipe to account for this, just change how many eggs you have. The amount of time to boil your eggs and air fryer temp remains the same.
Can I Make Just A Few?
For just craving a snack of boiled eggs, you can boil eggs in your air fryer in smaller batches than the absolute most your tool will fit. But, it is more efficient to make as many as can fit and just store whatever you aren’t using to snack on or use later.
How Do I Store Boiled Eggs?
Boiled eggs need to be kept inside your refrigerator to keep them from going bad. You can put them in a covered dish or inside a plastic storage bag. You can also cut them up or just store them whole. Still, we recommend removing the shells on all your eggs before storing them. It makes the shell removal and later uses much easier.
Can I Take Shells Off Easier?
If you’ve struggled with stubborn eggshells after boiling eggs, you probably want to avoid this. Some people add some vinegar into the water for traditional hard-boiled eggs to soften the shells, but since air fryers don’t use any water, what can you do? Dunk your finished eggs in an ice water bath before peeling.
Why Use an Air Fryer?
Honestly, using an air fryer to boil eggs sounds backward. Boiled usually means in water, and air fryers don’t use water. Plus, the cooking time is 16 minutes longer than eggs spend in the boiling water. This recipe is mainly for the convenience of not using a stove, plus reducing the mess and hassle boiled water can have.
How Do I Remove Eggs From an Air Fryer?
Use tongs or wait a while before removing your freshly done eggs from your air fryer, as they will be very hot. This usually happens in normal boiling by running cold water over them in the pot or just waiting a while after cooking to cool. If you’re in a hurry, just use tongs or a spoon to move the eggs into an ice bath, and then you can peel.
What Can I Make With Boiled Eggs?
Recipes and ideas for hard-boiled or soft-boiled eggs are limitless. This will give you wonderfully hard-boiled eggs that can be used in egg salad as a garnish for dishes, ramen recipes, snacking, a graze or snack plate, and much more. Boiled eggs are delicious and quite good for you compared to other snacks.
Now that you know a little more about today’s dish, it’s time to try it out! Here’s how you can make yummy boiled eggs without all the mess of the stove and boiling water by using this air fryer-boiled eggs recipe. Make it for your next party or event, for some useful ingredients for future meals, or just for a midday snack time.
Air Fryer Boiled Eggs
- 1 Air Fryer
- 14 Medium-Large Eggs
- Wash and dry your eggs.
- Place them, in one layer, in the bottom of your air fryer.
- Cook at 275 degrees for about 16 minutes.
- Remove and let cool down in an ice bath (if desired) and enjoy!
- An ice bath is one of the best ways to get a clean peel with a boiled egg since the air fryer doesn’t use water.
- I used a 6-quart air fryer. If you have a smaller one, just use as many eggs as possible that will fit in one layer. Do not change the temperature or time.
- Store-bought eggs peel much easier and cleaner than fresh farm eggs. I have yet to find something that truly works with fresh farm eggs.
- The eggs will be very hot when coming out of the air fryer. I tend to let them sit in the air fryer basket for minutes before handling them. You can also use tongs to get them in the ice bath sooner.