Learn to make the best Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs! This hands off method delivers perfectly cooked, easy peel hard boiled eggs in air fryer every time!
Air fryer also makes perfect air fryer breakfast casserole!
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What Eggs Can I Use?
To make hard boiled eggs in air fryer you just need eggs.
You can use any eggs for this hard boiled eggs recipe.
Free range eggs, organic eggs, regular eggs, farm eggs, weeks old eggs, any size eggs. As long as you can fit eggs in air fryer in a single layer.
Not all appliances are created equal. Some people have experienced issues where they decide to air fry an entire batch that don’t quite turn out as they’d expect. I know this air fryer hard boiled eggs recipe works in my air fryer, but if you’re not sure about yours, test 1 or 2 eggs first.
How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in Air Fryer
To make hard boiled eggs in air fryer, just pop them in the basket, set the timer, and walk away. No water needed and completely hands free method.
Here is quick run down.
- Preheat the air fryer to 250 degrees F. Once the timer beeps, place the eggs in air fryer in a single layer. There is no need for oil, cooking spray or water.
- Air fry eggs for 17 minutes. In the meantime, prepare a bowl with an ice bath.
- Once cooked, remove hard boiled eggs from the air fryer and transfer to the ice bath. Be careful, they’re hot! Do not try and remove the eggs with your hands. Use tongs.
- Allow air fryer hard boiled eggs to sit and chill out for 10 minutes. An ice bath shocks them and forces them to stop cooking.
Once no longer hot to the touch, grab one hard boiled egg at a time, give it a gentle tap and slowly peel away at the shell.
Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs
Here are my top tips for the best hard boiled eggs in air fryer.
- Test your eggs: If you have a different air fryer than I do, test 1 or 2 eggs at first. This way you don’t waste an entire carton.
- Adjust the cooking time: If your air fryer hard boiled eggs are not cooked the way you like them.
- For soft boiled eggs in air fryer: Lower the cooking time by a few minutes. Give or take depending on your air fryer make and model.
Recipes to Use Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs In
There are so many uses for air fryer hard boiled eggs. Here are our favorite ways.
- As a snack: Enjoy on its own as a high protein snack.
- With seasonings: A sprinkle of salt and pepper, everything bagel seasoning, or paprika is a delicious finishing touch.
- In salads: In tuna egg salad, Olivier salad or try this avocado egg salad.
- Deviled eggs: Make no mayo deviled eggs or avocado deviled eggs – everyone’s favorite appetizer!
- For breakfast: Try sliced hard boiled eggs on avocado toast.
How to Store Hard Boiled Eggs
If you’re making the whole dozen of hard boiled eggs in air fryer and you know you’re not going to use them all, don’t peel all of them. The shells keep them fresher for longer, up to 7 days in the fridge uncovered.
If you do peel the hard boiled eggs, store in an airtight container in the fridge for no more than 3 days.
Refrigerate air fryer hard boiled eggs within 2 hours to keep them fresh.
In this case, air fry hard boiled eggs for 10-12 minutes. Again, this is another situation where you might want to test 1 or 2 before doing the entire batch.
No. We’re not heating eggs in high heat, so there is no rapid change in temperature. It’s a slower heat over 17 minutes. If you’re worried, you can let your eggs sit at room temperature beforehand so they’re not super cold going in.
For air fryer hard boiled eggs, cook them for 17 minutes at 250 degrees F. For soft boiled eggs, drop that down to about 13-14 minutes, depending on your air fryer. If you are using higher heat, for example, 300 degrees F, set the air fryer for about 12 minutes.
I don’t recommend freezing leftover air fryer hard boiled eggs whole. The texture of the egg whites becomes unpleasant and rubbery.
What I do recommend is to remove the egg yolks and freeze them on their own on a baking sheet first. Then, transfer to a freezer friendly bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
Technically no. You can allow hard boiled eggs to cool on their own. The ice water bath stops the cooking process, so if you allow them to cool on their own, there is a higher chance of overcooking the eggs and grey coating around the yolk.
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How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in Air Fryer
- Preheat air fryer at 250 F degrees. Add as many eggs as you can fit into a single layer.
- Air fry for 17 minutes.
- Remove cooked eggs into an ice bath and let eggs cool off for 10 minutes.
- To peel the eggs, tap a few times on the counter and remove the shell with your hands.
- Store: Refrigerate peeled eggs in a container with a lid for up to 3 days. Unpeeled eggs can be refrigerated uncovered for up to 7 days. Unpeeled eggs last longer. Freshly cooked eggs last for up to 2 hours at room temperature.
- Freeze? Cooked eggs do not freeze well. The egg whites become rubbery. You can always use up the cooked eggs whites first and freeze the egg yolks.
- Egg size: I used large eggs. If your eggs come out a bit undercooked, air fry for 19 minutes next time.
- If you’re air fryer only goes down to 300 degrees set the air fryer for about 12 minutes.