Step away from the stovetop with this fast and cool cooking method. Follow along as I show you my easy method for How to Fry Eggs in an Air Fryer.
If you have an air fryer or are even on the fence about whether or not you should purchase an air fryer for your kitchen, then this post about how to fry eggs in an air fryer will be a brand new start, eye-opening, dawn-of-a-new-day experience for you!
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- Ingredients and equipment needed:
- Can over-easy eggs be made in an air fryer?
- How long does it take to make a fried egg in the air fryer?
- Can I use oil instead of butter to fry eggs?
- What is the best oil to use for frying eggs?
- Why fry eggs in an air fryer?
- What type of aluminum pan works best in an air fryer?
- Additional air fryer recipes:
- Additional air fryer egg recipes:
- Printable Recipe Card
Ingredients and equipment needed:
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Can over-easy eggs be made in an air fryer?
I believe so, yes.
Just make sure you keep your temperature low (350 degrees) and check on your egg pretty consistently while they're cooking until your desired doneness is achieved.
How long does it take to make a fried egg in the air fryer?
For over-hard fried eggs, I cooked mine for approximately 8 minutes with no flipping required.
For cooking over-easy eggs, the cooking time will be less.
Can I use oil instead of butter to fry eggs?
Yes! Using oil is a great option for frying eggs.
What is the best oil to use for frying eggs?
My favorite oil of choice for making fried eggs is a good quality olive oil.
Other good oil choices for frying eggs is avocado oil, peanut oil, safflower oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, and don't forget the ever-popular bacon grease!
Why fry eggs in an air fryer?
There are many reasons.
1. You won't heat up the kitchen or yourself by standing at the stovetop.
2. You don't have to work with an open flame if you have a gas stovetop.
3. You probably have an air fryer so why not use it?
4. It's fun.
What type of aluminum pan works best in an air fryer?
I like lightweight disposable ones.
They can be bent (if needed) to conform to the shape of your particular air fryer.
They can also be washed (if desired) and reused, time and again. Or, they can be disposed of after use. Your call.
Additional air fryer recipes:
Yep! You heard me correctly. Pepperoni Pizza Nachos. Make them in an air fryer, or traditional oven. Please. Thank you. You're welcome!
Chomping on Rutabaga Fries is similar to munching on French fries, except there are very few carbs but still a lot of flavor. These Rutabaga fries can be made in an air fryer or oven, so why not give them a try?
Dinnertime just got a whole lot easier! Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks are coated with cornflake crumbs and seasonings. Then they're air fried to crispy, crunchy, perfection! In less than 30 minutes you'll be sitting down to a delicious meal!
Additional air fryer egg recipes:
Maybe you wouldn't expect delicious Breakfast Burritos to come out of an air fryer, but I'm here to show you just how easy they are to make and with only a few simple steps.
Skip the drive-through and make your own Copycat Egg McMuffin at home in your air fryer (or skillet). You'll be glad you did!
Don't let the title mislead you. While I'm calling these Air Fryer Soft Boiled Eggs, they aren't boiled at all. They're cooked in the air fryer, and they couldn't be easier to make, or more perfect!
Think you can't make Scrambled Eggs in an air fryer? (shown below) Think again. I've done the testing on temperature and time, and the results are fluffy and delicious.
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Printable Recipe Card
Fried Eggs in an Air Fryer
- electric salt and pepper mills optional
- kitchen timer optional
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add a small aluminum pan to the basket of an air fryer.
- Add the butter and heat at 350-degrees (Fahrenheit) to melt (approximately 1 minute)
- Crack both eggs into the aluminum pan.
- Return to the air fryer and cook at 325-degrees until your desired doneness. **Note - for over-hard eggs, this take approximately 8 minutes but each air fryer will vary.
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Id like a link to this amazon sight for an silicon pan
I'm guessing you'd like a link for a silicon pan for making fried eggs? I hope this one is helpful, Harry, https://amzn.to/3Rf8v8M
Take good care,
I tryed this and its fast and no mess and comes out great.This is going to be my new way to fry eggs now
That's great, Harry! Thank you so much for letting me know.
Have a great day!
Hi Brittani. Thanks for your informative videos on air fryer recipes. The linked aluminum foil baskets looks like they all have some raised molded areas in the bottom. Does that make it difficult to remove over easy fried eggs?
If you have (or get) a very flexible silicone spatula and are very gentle, you shouldn't have any problems.
Can I make this recipe for a fried egg without any aluminum?
I'd suggest a silicone air fryer pan. If you need one, I'm happy to supply you with a link on Amazon. Please let me know.
Michele Egan-Sturtevant says
@Renée, I have a gourmia 5 quart air fryer that is round. In order to make eggs
I need to buy a silicone air fryer pan...what do you suggest...hopefully something
not TOO expensive from Amazon. Should I measure the diameter of the air fryer
pan that slides in and out of the air fryer??
Michele from Rochester, NY USA
I think measuring the inside of the air fryer basket is your best bet for finding the right size pan for your machine.
I'm sure you can find something that fits into your budget. If you need more help, let me know.
Have a great day and thanks for your question!
Pretty good eggs. Instead of butter, I used parchment paper in the basket and sprayed it with non stick butter flavored spray. Eggs were perfect and less calories too!
That's awesome, Lisa. Thanks for the tip. I'm going to try that!
Also, thanks for the 5-star rating. I appreciate it!!
Take good care,
Paula Abernathy says
I haven't seen tried it yet but I think it be my way of frying eggs.
I'm happy if this has helped, Paula! Happy air frying!!
Take good care,
It keeps telling me "something went wrong". I thought I'd try to post my comment as a replu to test it....
This came through to me Dede.
It worked! 🙂
I'd love to know your thoughts about the fried eggs in an air fryer.
Thanks and take care,
I purchased my air fryer around 5 weeks ago.
Although happy with the air fryer I was disappointed no cooking recipes came with it.
I started to search the web and found some sites but the recipes did not turn out well for me.
Then I found your site and 2 recipes took my eye.
Eggs fried / and scrambled using an air fryer.
Trail and error and I cooked both to my taste and satisfaction.
So thank you Renee.
You have recipes I will try, great site.
Hope you will add more air fryer recipes over time.
This is the most wonderful comment, Peter. Thank you so much.
Also, I appreciate the 5-star review. Enjoy your air fryer, and enjoy your eggs. 🙂
Have a wonderful day!
Eggs in the air fryer are over easy by definition; the point of over easy is to just finish cooking the top of a bottom cooked egg without burning the bottom. Since air fryers cook from the top, there's no reason to worry about cooking the top, because it cooks from the top down.
Thank you for visiting, Arty!
Have a great day,
Love it! Especially helpful if you’re hungry, lazy and love to eat food without any effort. Keep it up
I do love to eat food without any effort. It's a new favorite pastime of mine.
Thanks for noticing.
Have a delicious day, Philip.
Celia George says
Oh, my gosh - thank you for this incredible method of frying eggs - yes, because each machine is different, you will have to get your exact doneness by trial and error - and by pausing your air fryer to check on the doneness. But this method works - THANKS AGAIN!
You are more than welcome, Celia!!
I'm thrilled that you found this post helpful.
Thanks so much for the five-star rating and wonderful comment.
That means the world to me.
Take good care, and have a great day!
I’m stuck on how long to air fry the eggs. While you say 8 minutes is for hard, what if I’m looking for the eggs to be soft...fried on the bottom with a runny yolk? Looking at your cooked eggs photos and those personally are too cooked for my tastes. Any time range would be appreciated. Thank you.
You may have to do a trial and error to find out your perfect cook time for your particular air fryer.
However, I'd start at 6-6½ minutes and then go from there checking on your eggs every so often until you reach their perfect doneness for your tastes.
I hope this helps.
Take good care,
@Renée, you are such a smart chef, Renee! When I read your suggestion of cooking by trial and error, I decided to take your advice and cooked for 6 minutes and they could not been a tiny bit harder for my taste. Did the 6.5 minutes and perfect! Those who like a yolk that runs with a prick if a fork try 6.5. The bottoms are fried but not crusty. Thank you so much for your recipe.
I appreciate you taking the time to leave a thoughtful comment.
Have a great day!
Wendie Schumacher says
My over-medium eggs (I didn't turn them over, but that is how I order them at a restaurant- Gotta keep that yolk runny) were at 300 for 4 minutes. I left them in a wee bit too long. If I were you, I would start at 3 minutes and then check often to see how they are doing. Remember that different air fryers may not cook exactly the same. I think you will be pleased.
hello! what other dishware can one use in the air fryer to cook the fried eggs without breaking the yolk?
You can also use glass custard cups or even silicone ones.
However, if it's just about not breaking the yolk, you certainly don't need to do that just because I showed it here.
Make the eggs however you like.
I hope this answers your question.
Take good care,
Shelly Baxter says
Very cool! I just got an air fryer today. I made chicken because its what I had out but I jumped on to see what all I could do with it and I found your website! absolutely awesome! I'm off to find you on youtube LOL Have a merry Christmas.
Oh, Shelly, you made my day!
Thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate them.
Stick close because I'll be sharing a whole bunch of new air fryer recipes in 2021.
Take good care, and have fun with your air fryer!
I bought a Power XL Air Fryer Grill and it came with a pan to make eggs, however there are no instructions. What setting? What temp? How much time? Can you help/
If you go to the recipe card it will give you that information.
You may need to adjust the cooking time depending on the doneness of the eggs you desire.
Take good care,
Thanks, just the information I needed as a newbie air fryer.
My pleasure, Edy!
Donna Eisner says
Hi, so I have a no stick pan that fits in my air fryer. Could I use that and not use oil or butter to cook my fried eggs?
I would say yes! I use the butter (or oil) for extra flavor, but if you don't want the extra calories, skip it.
Take good care, Donna!
Jenny Lavender says
Loved this recipe - will probably make my fried eggs this way from now on.
Hey, Jenny! Thank you so much. I'm thrilled that you were so happy with this method for cooking fried eggs.
Take good care,
Easy to do every lazy morning. Thank for sharing it!
My pleasure, Lori! Take good care!
I’m usually really scared of boiling eggs with my little kids around. This is a much safer suggestion. Thanks a bunch!
OMGOSH.. this is one of the best ideas ever.. Thank u. To easy.. They came out perfect. Thank you
So happy, Callie! Thanks for letting me know! I appreciate it!
Rosario R. Brusniak says
I actually "air-fried" one egg to place on top of my English muffin by putting one egg in a small Ramiken that had been spread with a little butter (can be a soft spread version or a spray butter version) and then put about 1/4 cup of water in the bottom to keep the egg a bit moist. I placed it in the air fryer for about 6-7 minutes in the air fryer with a temperature of 380. When I opened the air fryer again, the top of the egg had crisped nicely while the bottom was not crisped but was cooked (medium). I then took the egg and placed it on one of the English muffins with the crispy side down and seasoned the egg with salt and pepper. A version of an Egg McMuffin, but made without cheese and with light English muffins. Delicious!
Can the airfryer be used to hold my mashed potatoes? Any other foods? Thank you so much
I love that you are air frying all the things to see if it can be done! Thanks for experimenting for us!
It's been fun. I'm glad you're enjoying my experiments. So far, so good!
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
This is a great idea! Thank you!
Liren | Kitchen Confidante says
Wow! I had no idea that eggs from an air fryer would turn out so good!
It was a pleasant surprise for me too, Liren! 🙂
Dorothy at Shockinglydelish says
I love finding new ways to use my air fryer. Love how quick and easy they are to make.
Thanks so much, Dorothy!
I am still trying to figure out my air fryer...and it never occurred to me to make eggs in it. You are a genius!
Well, genius is a pretty strong word...but I guess I'll take it. LOL Thanks, Sandi! 😉
I just got an air fryer & I'm so excited to use it. I'll definitely be making these eggs! Thanks for the recipe & how to! BTW, I made tater tots this morning! They were awesome!
Have fun with your new air fryer, Debi!
This was a great way to make fried eggs for Sunday brunch. It let me have more space on the stove top!
You can never go wrong with more stovetop space! Thanks, Jessica!
Shadi Hasanzadenemati says
Love how simple and easy this recipe is! I'll be making it again!
Great! Thanks, Shadi!