Are you looking for a quick and effortless way to make soft boiled eggs in air fryer?
Today I will teach you an effective way to make soft, fluffy, and jammy eggs.
Air fryer soft boiled eggs are delicious and are a very healthy option for a quick meal or snack. They are a good source of protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. Cooking them in an air fryer provides a creamy texture of the egg white and yolk.
Pair your soft-boiled eggs with brussel sprouts or frozen asparagus and bacon for a more nutritious meal. They are a delicious and healthy option as part of a balanced diet.
How To Cook Soft Boiled Eggs In Air Fryer?
Step-1: Start by preheating your air fryer at 320 F for 2 minutes.
Step-2: Place the eggs in the air fryer basket. Just make sure the eggs are not touching each other and there is a little gap between them.
Step-3: Cook them for 8 minutes at 260 F. And that’s it, your soft and fluffy boiled eggs are ready.
Step-4: Now take a bowl and fill it with cold water. You don’t necessarily need ice, just medium-cold water will also work.
Place them in cold water for about 2 minutes so they are cool enough to peel.
Notes & Tips
Take this recipe as your general guidance, it is not necessary you will receive absolutely accurate or the same results. You can expect some differences. As there are a lot of factors that vary the precise cooking time such as your air fryer size, temperature settings, size of eggs, and power and capacity of your air fryer. To get the absolute perfect timings, you must experiment at least once with your air fryer. This will give you a better idea of more precise cooking time.
If you are trying something new, it’s best to test the cooking time and temperature. For instance, cook one or two eggs at 300 F for 6 minutes first, then see if they are good as per your expectation. If not then increase the time by 1 minute and so on.
I would recommend using eggs at room temperature. Take them out from the fridge and place them on your kitchen counter for at least half an hour.
This recipe timing is for cold eggs from the fridge.
Can You Boil An Egg In An Air Fryer Without Water?
Yes, you can boil eggs in an air fryer without water. This recipe is based on the same concept. I did not add any water to the air fryer basket and the eggs are purely cooked by hot air only. You can do the same by following the instructions in this recipe.
How Can You Differentiate Between Soft Boiled & Hard Boiled Eggs?
If you have been cooking eggs for some time you can easily discriminate between soft and hard-boiled eggs. However, you can’t tell accurately before peeling a boiled egg whether it is soft or hard boiled.
The main factors are timing and temperature. Soft boiled eggs are soft and they feel just like jam or jelly. While hard boiled eggs are more likely like rubber. And also for hard boiled eggs, you will see a green ring around the York which indicated that the egg has been overcooked.
How To Store And Reheat Boiled Eggs?
According to the safety guidelines of USDA, you can store cooked eggs for 7 days.
Simply place your cooked eggs in an airtight jar or container and put them in your refrigerator.
But don’t cut the eggs before storing them, just peel them and put them in the container, and store them.
What You Can Serve With Boiled Eggs?
You can try multiple items. Most people like to eat boiled eggs in the morning with breakfast. You can add some more dishes for a complete breakfast. Below are some of my suggestions:
How To Peel Soft Boiled Egg?
Start peeling them from the fat or wide side of the egg, this way you would feel more ease peeling them. Gently tap the egg on a hard surface, such as a countertop or cutting board, to crack the shell all around. Be careful not to crack the egg too hard, or the egg white may break.
You can also eat the soft boiled egg with a spoon. Peel the egg on the wider side halfway only not completely. Just peel enough so a small spoon can enter the egg. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the peeled side. Start eating the egg on the peeled side with a small spoon as it enter easily inside the egg from wider side.
How Long To Soft Boil An Egg In Air Fryer?
6-8 minutes is sufficient for soft boiled eggs. It also depends on how soft you want your eggs to be. I like medium soft eggs with a jell-type texture. If you want them to be further soft, you can cook them for 5 minutes at 280 F.
- 4 Eggs
- Start by preheating your air fryer at 320 F for 2 minutes.
- Place the eggs in the air fryer basket. Just make sure the eggs are not touching each other and there is a little gap between them.
- Cook them for 8 minutes at 260F. And that’s it, your soft and fluffy boiled eggs are ready.
- Now take a bowl and fill it with cold water. You don’t necessarily need ice, just medium-cold water will also work.
- Place them in cold water for about 2 minutes so they are cool enough to peel.
Hi, my name is Basit Ali. I’m a cooking enthusiast who loves trying out new recipes in the kitchen! I also like to upgrading my kitchen accessories from time-to-time with all sorts of interesting gadgets for making food prep easier and more convenient than ever before.