Easy fried eggs in air fryer

Fried eggs in air fryer are my favorite, and I’ll tell you why— they are just super easy to make. These fried eggs in an air fryer are easy, quick, delicious, and perfect for a breakfast meal on a busy morning.

Making eggs in the air fryer is a game changer. It is splatter-free, hands-free, and can be done while I’m busy prepping toast. Sometimes, I toast my bread and make my poached eggs together in the air fryer.

Air fryer is a great appliance to make breakfast; it makes everything much easier and healthier.

If you want to make the perfect fried egg, you only need an oven-safe utensil that fits in the air fryer—even a silicone basket would do. So, let’s start making an egg in an air fryer.

Ingredients and substitutions

  • Eggs
  • Cooking oil or cooking spray

How to make Fried eggs in Air Fryer

1. Grease the Oven-Safe Tin: Grease an oven-safe tin or ramekin or spray some cooking oil to coat it so the fried egg comes off easily.

This prevents the egg from sticking to the tin during cooking.

Try using a thick oil like mustard oil or ghee, which would help form a nonstick layer. You can even layer the tin with parchment paper, grease it, and cook oil on it.

2. Crack the Egg: Crack an egg directly into the greased oven-safe tin.

3. Season (Optional): You can optionally season the egg with salt, pepper, or other desired spices. You can season the eggs later, too, after you are done cooking. I recommend adding herbs after cooking so they do not burn while cooking the fried egg.

4. Place in the Air Fryer: Carefully place the greased tin with the egg into the air fryer basket. Do not shake it too much, as that can cause the egg to move, breaking the yolk.

5. Cook the Egg: Cook the egg in an air fryer at 200°C (390°F) for 5-6 minutes. Adjust the cooking time based on how you like your egg yolk. Aim for around 5 minutes for a runny yolk, while a jammy yolk may take closer to 7 minutes, and a fully cooked yolk might be ready in 9 minutes.

6. Check for Doneness: Keep an eye on the egg after the 5-minute mark to ensure you get the kind of yolk you aim for.

Once the cooking time is up, check the egg to ensure it is cooked to your liking. The egg white should be set, and the yolk can be runny or fully cooked, depending on your preference.

7. Serve: Once the egg is cooked to your desired level, carefully remove the tin from the air fryer using oven mitts or tongs. Slide the fried egg onto a plate and serve.

Easy fried eggs in air fryer

Tips for cooking a fried egg in air fryer

1. Grease the Pan: To prevent the egg from sticking to the pan, make sure to grease it with cooking oil or cooking spray before cracking the egg into it. This will make it much easier to remove the fried egg once it’s cooked.

2. Monitor Cooking Time: Keep an eye on the egg, especially around the 5-minute mark, to ensure that the yolk is cooked to your desired level of doneness. Cooking times depend on the air fryer and personal preference, so adjust as needed.

3. Use an Oven-Safe Utensil: Ensure that you’re using an oven-safe utensil, such as a ramekin or tin, to cook the fried egg in the air fryer.

4. Cook Multiple Eggs: Depending on the size of your utensil and air fryer basket, you can cook multiple fried eggs at once. Just make sure there’s enough space between them for even cooking.

How to serve

1. Ramen with Fried Egg: Serve hot ramen topped with perfectly fried eggs in air fryer. The richness of the yolk adds creaminess to the broth. Garnish with chopped green onions, sliced mushrooms, or sesame seeds.

2. Rice Bowl with Fried Eggs in air fryer: To create a hearty rice bowl, top cooked rice with a fried egg. Add grilled chicken, tofu, shrimp, and steamed or stir-fried vegetables. Drizzle with soy sauce, sriracha, or a sesame dressing for extra flavor.

3. Fried Egg on Toast: For a classic breakfast or brunch option, serve a fried egg on top of toasted bread. You can enjoy it as is or add toppings like avocado slices, crispy bacon, sliced tomatoes, or melted cheese for a more indulgent twist.

4. Breakfast Wrap with Fried Egg: Make a breakfast wrap by filling a tortilla with a fried egg, cooked bacon or sausage, shredded cheese, and diced tomatoes. For freshness, add some sliced avocado or spinach leaves. Wrap it up and enjoy it as a convenient and portable breakfast option.

5. Fried Egg Salad Bowl: Layer mixed greens with sliced vegetables such as cucumbers, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes to create a nutritious salad bowl. Top the salad with a fried egg and drizzle with your favorite dressing. Sprinkle with croutons, nuts, or seeds for added crunch.

6. Fried Egg Burger: Make a delicious burger by topping a grilled beef or veggie patty with fried eggs made in air fryer. Serve it on a toasted bun with fries or sweet potato wedges.

7. Fried Egg Burrito: Fill a large tortilla with scrambled eggs, black beans, diced potatoes, salsa, and shredded cheese. Add a fried egg on top and roll it up into a burrito. 

8. Fried Egg Bibimbap: Prepare a Korean-inspired bibimbap by arranging cooked rice in a bowl and topping it with sautéed vegetables, sliced beef or tofu, and a fried egg. Drizzle with gochujang sauce and garnish with sesame seeds.

Easy fried eggs in air fryer

Easy Fried Eggs in Air Fryer

If you are looking for an easy fried egg recipe, then this fried egg in an air fryer will change your breakfast game. Make this easy, quick-fried egg and eat it with bread, toast, sausages, and bacon for a full breakfast meal.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people


  • 1 Philips Air fryer


  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Oil


  • Prepare an oven-safe tin by greasing it with cooking oil to prevent the egg from sticking. Consider using thick oils like mustard oil or ghee for a nonstick layer. You can also use Parchment paper lining, but I haven't and prefer using mustard or sunflower oil.
  • Crack an egg directly into the greased tin. Make sure not to move it around much, as that can cause the egg to spread and thin out. It would move a bit, but do not move it around on purpose unless that is what you want.
  • Season the egg with salt, pepper, or desired spices. I recommend adding herbs after cooking to prevent burning, as the air fryer can get very hot while cooking eggs, or add them towards the end of the cooking session.You can even season the egg entirely after cooking.
  • Carefully position the greased tin with the egg in the air fryer basket to avoid breaking the yolk.
  • Air fry the egg at 200°C (390°F) for 5-6 minutes, adjusting time for preferred yolk consistency.
  • Monitor the egg from the 5-minute mark to achieve desired yolk consistency and ensure the egg white is set.
  • Once cooked to preference, remove the tin from the air fryer using oven mitts or tongs, slide the fried egg onto a plate, and serve.
    Easy fried eggs in air fryer


  1.  Coat the pan with cooking oil or spray to prevent egg sticking and facilitate easy removal after cooking.
  2. Keep watch, especially around 5 minutes, to achieve desired yolk doneness. You can adjust the cooking time depending on the air fryer model and wattage.
  3. Ensure the utensil used, like a ramekin or tin, is oven-safe for air frying the egg.
  4.  Utilize space efficiently in the air fryer by cooking multiple eggs if the utensil and basket size allow, ensuring even spacing for consistent cooking.
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