How to make Boiled Eggs in Air Fryer

If you love your boiled eggs, then this boiled eggs in air fryer post will help you get the perfect soft or hard-boiled eggs in the air fryer.

I have tested with different temperatures and times and found the perfect balance for hard-boiled, jammy, and soft-boiled eggs.

The temperature can vary depending on your air fryer, so I suggest you try boiling one egg and checking if the temperature and time I suggested match the consistency of the yolk for that set of temperature and time.

It is pretty convenient to boil eggs in an air fryer as you do not have to deal with the messy water, and you can boil eggs in bulk and use them whenever you want.

You can also cook ramen on the stove and boil the eggs in the air fryer, saving you much time. I enjoy not having to deal with the watery mess of boiling eggs in water.

This recipe is straightforward, easy, and quick but a must-have. Make sure you read till the end for all the tips and tricks to get the perfect eggs.

What is the difference between hard-boiled eggs and soft-boiled eggs?

Hard-Boiled Egg:

A hard-boiled egg is fully cooked with the egg white, and yolk solidified.

The texture is firm and consistent throughout, making it suitable for slicing, chopping, or as a standalone snack.

Hard-boiled eggs are commonly used in salads, deviled eggs, or as a protein-rich meal source.

Jammy Egg:

A jammy egg strikes a balance between a hard-boiled and soft-boiled egg.

The egg white is set, but the yolk remains partially runny, resembling a thick, custard-like consistency.

This type of egg is often favored for its creamy yolk, making it a popular choice for ramen, salads, or as a topping for toast.

Soft-Boiled Egg: A soft-boiled egg has a fully set egg white with a runny or partially set yolk.

The yolk is creamy and slightly thickened, offering a luxurious texture. Soft-boiled eggs are commonly eaten in egg cups with the tops removed. You can eat them with a spoon or spread them on toast.

They are also popular in breakfast dishes and as a topping for various savory dishes.

Now that we have sorted out the basic definition of these three kinds of eggs, let’s start boiling eggs in the air fryer.


1. Eggs

2. Ice bath/ Cold water- An ice bath is created by placing boiled eggs in a bowl of ice and water. For boiled eggs, transferring them to an ice bath after cooking ensures quick cooling, making them easier to peel and achieving the desired consistency, whether soft, jammy, or hard-boiled.

If you cannot arrange an ice bath, having cold water or just putting it under tap water can do the trick. However, these options won’t be as effective as an ice bath but still work well.

How to make Boiled Eggs in Air Fryer?

Boiling eggs in the air fryer gives you some sort of flexibility for various preferences, from soft and jammy to hard-boiled eggs. Adjust the cooking time based on your desired yolk consistency.

I cook all the eggs together but take them out at different times. I leave the soft-boiled ones for less time and cook the jammy and hard-boiled eggs longer.

1. Prepare the Eggs: Place the desired number of eggs in the air fryer basket. Leave some space around so there is enough room for hot air to circulate to cook the eggs evenly.

2. Soft-Boiled Eggs (8 Minutes): For soft-boiled eggs with a runny yolk, air fry at 120°C for 8 minutes. Once done, transfer the eggs to an ice-water bath to stop the cooking process.

3. Jammy Eggs (10 Minutes): For jammy eggs with a creamy yolk, air fry at 120°C for 10 minutes. Transfer to an ice-water bath to cool.

4. Hard-Boiled Eggs (12-13 Minutes): For hard-boiled eggs with a fully set yolk, air fry at 120°C for 12-13 minutes. Transfer the eggs to an ice-water bath.

How to make Boiled Eggs in Air Fryer

5. Peel and Enjoy: Gently tap each egg on a hard surface, then peel it. Enjoy your boiled eggs with some salt and pepper seasoning.

Boiling eggs in the air fryer method provides flexibility for various preferences, from soft and jammy to hard-boiled eggs. Adjust the cooking time based on your desired yolk consistency.

Not all air fryers are the same, so the time and temperature can vary. I have used a Philips air fryer, and these times and temperatures work perfectly for me.

How long to boil eggs in air fryer?

Below is an easy-to-follow table to understand how long to boil eggs in the air fryer and at what temperature they should be cooked to get the desired consistency.

Egg TypeTemperature (°C)Time (Minutes)
Jammy Eggs120°C10

How to store boiled eggs?

Storing boiled eggs properly is crucial to maintain their freshness and quality. If you want to store them make sure they have their shell on as it lasts the longest. Here’s a simple guide:

Refrigerating Boiled Eggs (Shell On):

  1. Once boiled and cooled, keep the eggs in their shells.
  2. Place them in a covered container to prevent absorption of other odors in the fridge.
  3. Refrigerate within two hours of boiling.
  4. Consume within one week for optimal taste and texture.

Peeled Boiled Eggs:

  1. Peel the boiled eggs only when you’re ready to eat or use them.
  2. Store peeled eggs in an air tight or covered container.
  3. Refrigerate and consume within a day or two for the best quality.

Freezing Boiled Eggs Freezing whole-boiled eggs is not recommended, as the whites can become rubbery.

How to serve boiled eggs?

Serving boiled eggs is versatile, and they can be enjoyed in various ways. Here are some simple serving suggestions:

1. Classic Hard-Boiled: Peel and slice hard-boiled eggs, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper, and serve as a snack or side dish.

2. Deviled Eggs: Cut hard-boiled eggs in half, remove the yolks, mix them with mayonnaise, mustard, and seasonings, then fill the egg whites for delicious deviled eggs.

3. Egg Salad: Chop hard-boiled eggs and mix them with mayonnaise, mustard, diced celery, salt, and pepper to create a tasty egg salad. Serve on sandwiches or wraps.

4. Soft-Boiled with Toast: Serve soft-boiled eggs in egg cups with the tops gently removed. Provide toasted bread (soldiers) for dipping into the creamy yolk.

5. Sliced on Salads: Add sliced hard-boiled eggs to salads for an extra protein boost and a creamy texture.

6. Pickled Eggs: Peel and place hard-boiled eggs in a jar with a mixture of vinegar, water, and spices for pickled eggs. Let them marinate for a few days before serving.

7. Bowl of Ramen: Halve jammy eggs and add them to a bowl of ramen for a rich and creamy addition.

8. Snack with Salt: Sprinkle soft-boiled eggs with a bit of salt and serve them as a quick and satisfying snack.

9. In Sandwiches: Slice hard-boiled eggs and use them as a filling for sandwiches or wraps. They pair well with various fillings.

10. Avocado and Egg Toast: Mash hard-boiled eggs with avocado and spread the mixture on air fryer toast for a nutritious and flavorful breakfast.

Air fryer boiled eggs

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs

This Air Fryer Boiled Eggs recipe is going to help you perfectly boil eggs using the Air Fryer without the messy water boiling method. The air fryer ensures consistent results whether you like your boiled eggs hard, soft, or jammy. You can swap the old boiling routine for a quick, foolproof method.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people


  • 1 Philips Air fryer


  • 3 Eggs
  • Ice water bath


  • Place the desired number of eggs in the air fryer basket, ensuring space for even cooking.
  • For Soft-Boiled Eggs (8 Minutes), Air fry at 120°C for 8 minutes for a runny yolk. Transfer to an ice-water bath to stop cooking.
  • If you want Jammy Eggs (10 Minutes), Air fry at 120°C for 10 minutes for a creamy yolk. Cool in an ice-water bath.
  • If you like Hard-Boiled Eggs (12-13 Minutes) then Air fry at 120°C for 12-13 minutes for fully set yolks. Transfer to an ice-water bath.
  • Tap each egg on a hard surface, peel, and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy your boiled eggs!
    Air fryer boiled eggs


1. Do not use parchment paper while boiling eggs. The eggs will move around a lot, which would cause the parchment paper to move, and it can fly around and come in contact with the heating element.
2. If you do not have an ice water bath(for the eggs), place these eggs in cold or normal water. Make sure they cool down completely for easier peeling.
Keyword Air fryer boiled Eggs, Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs, Air Fryer Jammy Eggs, Air Fryer Soft Boiled Eggs

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