how to cook eggs in air fryer

how to cook eggs in air fryer
Prep. time:
5 min
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Eggs are a versatile ingredient, and cooking them in an air fryer is a game-changer. Not only does it make them incredibly easy to prepare, but it also results in perfectly cooked eggs with minimal effort. In just a few minutes, you can have a delicious and nutritious meal or snack ready to enjoy. This recipe for cooking eggs in an air fryer is simple, quick, and yields fantastic results every time.

How to Prepare Eggs in Air Fryer - The Ingredients

  • · Fresh eggs
  • · Salt and pepper (optional, for seasoning)
  • · Cooking spray or olive oil (for greasing the air fryer basket)

How to Prepare Eggs in Air Fryer - The Steps

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 160°C.
  2. Lightly grease the air fryer basket with cooking spray or olive oil to prevent the eggs from sticking.
  3. Carefully crack the eggs into the greased air fryer basket, ensuring they are spaced apart to allow for even cooking.
  4. Season the eggs with salt and pepper, if desired.
  5. Place the basket in the preheated air fryer and cook for 6-8 minutes, depending on your desired level of doneness. For softer yolks, cook for less time; for firmer yolks, cook for longer.
  6. Once cooked to your liking, carefully remove the eggs from the air fryer using tongs or a spatula.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy your perfectly cooked eggs!

Alternative Ingredients:

– Vegan version: Substitute eggs with tofu or chickpea flour batter.

– Gluten-free: Eggs are naturally gluten-free, but ensure any seasoning or cooking spray used is gluten-free certified.

Nutritional Advantages:

Eggs are a nutrient-rich food packed with high-quality protein, vitamins, and minerals. They are particularly rich in vitamin B12, vitamin D, and choline, which are essential for brain health and metabolism. Additionally, eggs are a great source of antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin, which promote eye health.

Possible Add-ons or Upgrades:

Get creative with your cooked eggs by adding toppings such as diced avocado, sliced tomatoes, or crumbled feta cheese. You can also turn them into a delicious breakfast sandwich by serving them on whole-grain toast with a slice of cheese and some fresh greens.


  1. Can I add other ingredients to the eggs before cooking them in the air fryer?

   Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with adding ingredients like diced vegetables, cooked meats, or shredded cheese for a more substantial meal.

  1. How do I know when the eggs are done cooking in the air fryer?

   The eggs are done cooking when the whites are set, and the yolks reach your desired level of doneness. You can check this by gently tapping the eggs with a spoon – they should feel firm but still slightly soft in the middle for runny yolks.

  1. Can I cook multiple eggs at once in the air fryer?

   Yes, you can cook multiple eggs at once in the air fryer, as long as they fit comfortably in the basket without overlapping. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure even cooking.

  1. Are there any variations of this recipe for different dietary preferences?

   Absolutely! As mentioned in the alternative ingredients section, you can easily make this recipe vegan by substituting eggs with plant-based alternatives like tofu or chickpea flour batter. Additionally, it’s naturally gluten-free, but make sure any additional ingredients used are also gluten-free certified if needed.

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