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Air fryer hard boiled eggs are a real game changer. Quick and simple to make, the eggs are cooked to absolute perfection. Say goodbye to overdone eggs. Say hello to sunshiny yolks and beautifully-brilliant whites.

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Air fryer hard boiled eggs on a plate. Some whole, some halved, yolk side up.

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🧑🏼‍🍳 Why This Recipe’s a Keeper

Cooking perfect eggs in an air fryer is fast and easy with optimum results.

  • It’s so convenient. When prepping meals, the stovetop is often crowded with pots and pans – with no room left for boiling eggs. But with an air fryer, you can cook the eggs without using the stove.
  • You’ll save time. There’s no need to start with room temperature eggs. You can use cold eggs straight from the fridge. There’s no need to wait for a pot of water to boil on stovetop. And for this recipe, there’s no need to preheat the air fryer before cooking.
  • Cooking is quick. Just add eggs to the basket. Set the temperature and cook time and you’re halfway there.
  • Fewer broken shells. When eggs boil on stovetop, they slightly bounce and shift as they cook. This often creates a few broken eggs. But in the air fryer, we cook without water which reduces cracking.
  • Consistent results: With this simple recipe you’ll achieve a batch of perfectly-cooked eggs, every time. No more worries about green rings developing around the yolks, or dull-colored whites from overcooking.

There are unlimited ways to enjoy air fryer hard boiled eggs. Eat them for breakfast, lunch, or snack. Use them in your favorite recipes, as garnishes, in a mushroom ramen bowl, or for a cobb salad.

Note: For eggs with tender centers 👉🏻 see this recipe for air fryer soft boiled eggs.

A close-up view of perfect hard boiled eggs cooked in the air fryer.

🛒 Ingredients

  • Large Eggs: We used 6 to 12 large eggs when determining the amount of cook time needed for achieving the best air fryer hard boiled eggs. For larger or smaller eggs, slightly adjust the cook time.
  • Ice and Cold Tap Water: We use them to create an ice water bath.
6 large eggs in a light-gray ceramic egg holder.

📖 Recipe Steps

RECIPE PREP: Create an ice water bath. 👉🏻 Fill a large bowl halfway full of ice. Cover the ice with cold tap water. Set the bowl aside. (If no ice on hand, later cool the hot eggs under cold running water.)

  1. Select the number of eggs you’d like to cook. For best results, cook 6 to 12 eggs at a time.
  2. Arrange the eggs in a single layer inside the air fryer basket. Spread them out so they’re not clustered together. If there’s enough room, leave space between them. Cook at 250°F for 15 minutes.
  3. With a scoop colander, immediately transfer the hard boiled eggs to the ice water bath and leave them there for 10 to 15 minutes. This halts the cooking so the eggs are perfect – not overdone.
  4. Crack and peel the eggs, then slice if desired.

📝 KITCHEN NOTES: The cook time may vary depending on the size and model of your air fryer, the size of the eggs, and the number of eggs being cooked. If you don’t have an air fryer basket, just cook the eggs on a grill rack.

How to hard boil eggs in an air fryer, step by step.

👩🏻‍🍳 Recipe FAQ

During processing and packaging, yolks often settle to the bottom part (the widest part) of the egg. The day before making hard boiled eggs, place the carton of eggs on it’s side in the refrigerator. This gives the yolks time to shift away from the bottom and into the center.

A green ring around the yolk of a hard boiled egg is a harmless chemical reaction caused by overcooking. To prevent it from forming, avoid overcooking the eggs. Immediately transfer hot cooked eggs to a cold water bath to disburse the heat and stop the eggs from cooking.

Plunging hot hard boiled eggs into ice-cold water shocks the eggs and stops them from cooking in residual heat. It helps the egg whites set – contracting away from shell and detaching from the membrane. It keeps the yolks a beautiful yellow. The eggs will also be easier to peel.

Immediately transfer hot hard boiled eggs to an ice water bath. Let them cool completely – about 10 to 15 minutes. Tap the bottom and sides of the shell on the side of the bowl to crack it. Re-submerge the egg under the ice-cold water and peel away the shell.

Peeled or unpeeled, if the eggs are immediately placed in the fridge after cooling, they can last up to 1 week. To prevent any unpleasant odors, seal the eggs in an airtight container or zip-top bag. Store them on the middle shelf of the fridge.

Perfect air fryer hard boiled eggs on a serving plate atop a marble/wooden board.

🥚 Recipes That Use Hard Boiled Eggs

If you have leftover hard boiled eggs in the fridge, especially after Easter, don’t let them go to waste. There are many ways to use them. Make a breakfast charcuterie board, or try one or more of these classic recipes.

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Air fryer hard boiled eggs on a plate. Some whole, some halved, yolk side up.

Air fryer hard boiled eggs


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Making hard boiled eggs in the air fryer is quick and simple. Achieve perfect eggs every time. Say goodbye to overdone rubbery eggs. Say hello to brilliant whites and sunshiny yolks.


Ingredients

Scale

For Hard Boiled Eggs

  • 6 large eggs

For Ice Water Bath

  • Ice, any type (cubed, crushed, etc.)
  • Cold tap water

Instructions

RECIPE PREP: Create an ice water bath. 👉🏻 Fill a large bowl halfway full of ice. Cover the ice with cold tap water. Set the bowl aside. (If no ice on hand, later cool the hot eggs under cold running water.)

  1. Select the number of eggs you’d like to cook. For best results, cook 6 to 12 eggs at a time.
  2. Arrange the eggs in a single layer inside the air fryer basket. Spread them out so they’re not clustered together. If enough room, leave space between them. Cook at 250°F for 15 minutes. 
  3. With a scoop colander, immediately transfer hard boiled eggs to the ice water bath. Leave them there tin the bowl to cool completely – about 10 to 15 minutes. This will halt the cooking process, so the eggs don’t continue to cook in residual heat. Once the eggs are cool, don’t drain off the water.
  4. How to peel a perfect hard boiled egg: Tap the bottom and sides of the shell on the side of the bowl to crack it. Re-submerge the egg under the ice-cold water and peel away the shell. 

Notes

Kitchen notes: The cook time may vary depending on the size and model of your air fryer, the size of the eggs, and the number of eggs being cooked. If you don’t have an air fryer basket, just cook the eggs on a grill rack.

How to store hard boiled eggs: After cooling, place peeled or unpeeled eggs in a sealed container or zip-top bag. Store them on the middle shelf of the fridge for up to 1 week. 

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American
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