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Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

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Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs come out perfectly cooked every time..and no boiling water required. Making Hard Boiled Eggs in an Air Fryer is so easy and very hands off. All you really need to do to make hard boiled eggs in an air fryer is set the temperature and a timer, couldn’t be easier. 

Other Air Fryer recipes we love are these Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos or these Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges.

hard boiled eggs that have been cooked in an air fryer, sliced in half on a white plate

Using the air fryer to make simple things like these hard boiled eggs is just the best. I love that I don’t even have to turn the stove on or have a pot of boiling water I need to worry about with kids around. Also, I love this method because my kids can do this on their own and I don’t need to worry that they are going to get burned from the hot water. Such a win win!!

eggs in the basket of an air fryer

How to make Hard Boiled Eggs in an Air Fryer

My air fryer is a 6 quart basket, which can fit up to six eggs at a time, which is just perfect for our family. Place the cold eggs into the basket of an air fryer. Do not preheat the air fryer before placing the eggs into the basket. 

Once the basket has been replaced into the air fryer, set the temperature to 270º F and the timer for 16 minutes. 

air fried hard boiled eggs sliced in half on a white plate

Now this is where we might have a differing of opinions. I like my hard boiled egg yolk cooked all the way through, I know there are also some people who would prefer it be a bit softer in the center and if that is you, you can set the timer for a shorter amount of time, or even do a little of your own experimenting to get your egg cooked exactly as you like it. I always cook my eggs for the full 16 minutes.

ice water bath with hard boiled eggs in it

As soon as the timer goes on, plunge the eggs into an ice water bath; this is just a big bowl of cold water and ice cubes that will cool down the eggs and stop the cooking. 

To remove the eggs from the basket of your air fryer just use some tongs, if you don’t own any tongs a large spoon should work as well. Just be cautious as the eggs and the basket will be very hot. 

One last tip that is always good to remember is to use eggs that are at least 3 days, up to a week old. The older eggs will peel a lot easier. 

To peel the shell from the eggs, tap the egg on a countertop or hard surface, cracking the shell on all sides. Carefully peel the shell from the egg and discard. Rinse the egg under water to remove any remaining small pieces of shell from the outside of the cooked egg. 

holding a sliced, cooked hard boiled egg

How to Store Hard Boiled Eggs

Unpeeled hard boiled eggs will last for at least 1 week in the fridge. Store in egg carton or plastic container. Peel just before serving. 

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Egg Recipe

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Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs come out perfect every time! So easy to make and no boiling water required.
Cook Time16 minutes
Total Time16 minutes
Course: After School Snack, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Keyword: Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs
Servings: 6
Calories: 63kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 8 cups ice water
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Instructions

  • Place 6 cold eggs into the basket of an air fryer. Close the basket and set the temperature to 270繙F.
  • Cook the eggs for 15-18 minutes, depending on your air fryer. (Mine take just 16 minutes)
  • When the eggs are almost done cooking, prepare and ice bath by combining the ice water and the ice cubes in a large bowl.
  • Immediately place the cooked eggs into the ice bath and let cool down for at least 10 minutes before storing in the refrigerator or peeling.

Notes

  • Store cooled, unpeeled eggs in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Nutrition

Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs come out perfectly cooked every time..and no boiling water required. Making Hard Boiled Eggs in an Air Fryer is so easy and very hands off.

sliced hard boiled eggs on a white plate

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    1. Oh no!! I have never had that happen. Were the eggs cold when you started them? This is how I usually start them, from cold.

    1. You could try it at 300 and only cook for about 12 minutes. I would also just try one egg to test it.