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These Easy Peel Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs are easy to make and easy to peel. Yes, there’s a new way to make “boiled” eggs and it’s perfect!

hard boiled eggs made in the Air Fryer on a cutting board

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My Air Fryer has somewhat become of a staple in our house for breakfast foods now. We use it either to make bacon, livermush (It’s a North Carolina thing), air fryer steak, air fryer egg frittatas, and now…boiled eggs.

Ok, so technically the eggs aren’t boiled because they are placed in your Air Fryer with no water. But the finished product and consistency is the equivalent of boiling the perfect hard boiled egg on the stove.

The only way I can explain why this happens because of…magic. The Air Fryer is magical and it can pretty much do every and anything 🙂

How to make Hard Boiled Eggs in an Air Fryer

First, Preheat your Air Fryer to 270 degrees Fahrenheit. To preheat mine, I just start my Air Fryer with nothing in it and allow it to run for 3 minutes.

Once your Air Fryer is preheated, place 1-6 large eggs in the Air Fryer basket.

whole eggs in air fryer basket

Cook on 270 degrees for 15 minutes.

Once 15 minutes is up, place your eggs in an ice water bath. This shocks the heck out of the eggs and this is what helps them peel. Ironically, I used to take water baths after races when i ran track in college, they suck. I feel the eggs pain…but it has gotta happen.

air fryer hard boiled eggs in a water basket

After 5 minutes in the ice bath, remove the eggs and peel. You will have hard boiled egg perfection.

close up of air fryer hard boiled eggs cut in half

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs vs. Stove Hard Boiled Eggs

I found that the stove version and the air fryer version are about the same in consistency. 

Also, some brown spots tend to get on the outside of the eggs cooked in the Air Fryer. I initially thought they were leftover crumbs from the Air Fryer but then realized it happens all the time, even when my Air Fryer is super duper clean. So if your looking for your eggs to be pretty on the outside, stove top is the way to go. 

Cooking in the Air Fryer takes about the same amount of time it takes to make on the stove when you factor in bringing your water to a boil. I personally find that the Air Fryer method is less hands on as I’m only waiting for a timer to go off. On the stove, I’d have to know watch for the boiling water.

But for me, when I’m getting dressed in the morning and need something quick, the Air Fryer method works best for me. I don’t have to pay attention to when the water is boiling and all that jazz.

Notes for Air Fryer Eggs

  • I recommend testing this method with one egg initially to calculate the best amount of time for your Air Fryer.
  • I’ve tried these eggs in different wattage Air Fryers. Here were my times and results:
    • Philips Avance XL – 2100 watts – 270 degrees at 15 minutes.
    • Ninja Foodi – 1400 watts – 300 degrees at 15 minutes.
    • Farberware – 1300 watts – 270 degrees for 16 minutes.  
  • If your eggs have cracks or leaks, they will leak out during the Air Frying cycle.
  • This method works on brown or white eggs.
  • Fresh eggs may not produce the same results. I use store bought eggs for this method.
  • Looking for ideas on what to do with these things? Try these Southern Deviled Eggs.

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Air Fryer Hard Eggs

Easy Peel Air Fryer Boiled Eggs are easy and quick to make. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer hard boiled eggs
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 15 minutes
Ice bath 5 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Calories 62kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1-6 large eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat Air Fryer to 270 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place eggs in Air Fryer basket. Close and cook on 270 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Once timer is done, remove from Air Fryer basket and place in bowl filled with ice water for 5 minutes.
  • Remove, peel, and Enjoy 🙂

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Notes

  • I recommend testing this method with one egg initially to calculate the best amount of time for your Air Fryer.
  • I’ve tried these eggs in different wattage Air Fryers. Here were my times and results:
  • If your eggs have cracks or leaks, they will leak out during the Air Frying cycle.
  • This method works on brown or white eggs.
  • Fresh eggs may not produce the same results. I use store bought eggs for this method.

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcal | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 60mg | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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Dotty Tarbox

Saturday 4th of September 2021

I have an Ultrean and I preheated 3 minutes and cooked at 270 for 15 minutes. They They They They Ten ice bath. They were brown rubber and couldn't peel.

Kimberly H

Monday 16th of August 2021

Hi Tanya! I've made these before and came out perfect! The recipe I saw previously gave the same directions and I cook 6 at a time. I love hard boiled eggs by themselves! I also made a copycat recipe from a restaurant here in town with chopped jalapenos and crumbled bacon as a topping and of course paprika! I just purchased a $50 air fryer off Amazon since I was unemployed and my friends were probably sick of me blabbing about the next recipe I cooked in it! I swear by the air fryer and enjoy the new ideas!

Will never hard boil eggs on the stovetop again! Plus the Air Fryer uses less electricity! Being a single gal, it's perfect for one or two people (or leftovers).

Keep those recipes coming!

Tanya

Monday 16th of August 2021

Thanks so much Kimberly! I agree with everything you said! I was hooked after making french fries for the first time and I put almost everything in the air fryer lol. It's just so convenient.

robert e vashko

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Easiest way---4-6 eggs in sauce pan. Bring to boil. Turn off heat Cover and check them in one hour.

Terry

Monday 22nd of February 2021

@robert e vashko, except this way they are finished and ready to use in we 20 minutes. You dont have to boil water, and they peel easily every time. This is in fact easier.

Joan Darrin

Thursday 13th of August 2020

came out perfect. and so so easy. no mess no cleanup

Tanya

Friday 14th of August 2020

Thank you Joan! So glad this method worked for you :)

Laura Kluney

Sunday 12th of April 2020

Awful idea I wasted 10 eggs today! The shell didnt peel off, the yolk was undercooked!!!!!!!! Awful!!!!!!

Terry

Monday 22nd of February 2021

@Laura Kluney, If they were undercooked obviously you need to adjust cooking time, but following directions is important. She suggested testing one egg first so you could adjust for your frier. You apparently tried ten at once when she said 1 to 6 eggs which can make a difference, and if they didnt peel after the ice bath they obviously weren't done. Follow the directions and it works. If you dont follow directions it's on you.

Chryssie

Monday 13th of April 2020

@Tanya, I do 160 for 8min perfect aggs

Tanya

Sunday 12th of April 2020

Hi Laura, sorry this didn’t work for you. I explain to test with one egg first to ensure you get the results you want so you won’t waste eggs. I tested these eggs in three different air fryers and listed the wattage and cook times in the blog post. I’m not sure why yours wouldn’t peel but it does sound like they needed a few more minutes.