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Fried Eggs in an Air Fryer

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Follow along as I show you my easy method for how to fry eggs in an air fryer.

Step away from the stovetop with this fast and cool cooking method.

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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!

Sorry, too many and morning/breakfast puns for you? Yeah. I was on a roll and couldn’t stop myself. LOL

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Air Fryer Fried Eggs is available at the end of this post, OR hit the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe. 


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What ingredients or equipment do I need?

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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 it’s 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? If so, what type of oil is best?

Yes! Using oil is a great option 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!

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.

What other types of foods can be made in an air fryer?

So glad you asked!!

I’ve started a brand new series of videos on my Kudos Kitchen YouTube channel for just this subject. I call it “Can That Be Made In An Air Fryer?!!”

I hope you’ll go and check it out as I will continually be adding new air fryer recipes on a regular basis. While you’re there, please don’t forget to like and subscribe. 🙂 Thanks!!

Want to make more egg recipes in the air fryer? Check out my most recent recipe for Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs (pictured below)

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Air Fryer Recipes Collection

Recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks can be made in an air fryer. These are some of my favorites and I trust they'll become some of your favorites as well.

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s fried eggs in an air fryer recipe/method.

If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars! Thank you very much!!

Fried eggs on a white plate with a fork and an air fryer in the background

Fried Eggs for the Air Fryer

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Step away from the stovetop with this fast and cool cooking method.
4.61 from 58 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 9 mins
Servings 1
Calories 363 kcal


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper


  • 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.



Serving: 1gramsCalories: 363kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 14gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 482mgSodium: 361mgSugar: 1g
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Recipe Rating


Sunday 9th of January 2022

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!


Monday 10th of January 2022

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, Renee

Paula Abernathy

Friday 7th of January 2022

I haven't seen tried it yet but I think it be my way of frying eggs.


Saturday 8th of January 2022

It keeps telling me "something went wrong". I thought I'd try to post my comment as a replu to test it.... Testing


Saturday 8th of January 2022

I'm happy if this has helped, Paula! Happy air frying!! Take good care, Renee


Thursday 28th of October 2021

Hi Renee, 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.

Regards, Peter.


Thursday 28th of October 2021

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! Renee


Wednesday 27th of October 2021

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.


Wednesday 27th of October 2021

Thank you for visiting, Arty! Have a great day, Renee


Friday 28th of May 2021

Love it! Especially helpful if you’re hungry, lazy and love to eat food without any effort. Keep it up


Friday 28th of May 2021

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. Renee