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Fried Eggs in an Air Fryer

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. 


Air Fryer Fried Eggs on a white Plate with a fork.

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.

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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.
4.74 from 46 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


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

Celia George

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

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!


Wednesday 24th of March 2021

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! Renee


Sunday 21st of February 2021

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.


Friday 28th of May 2021

@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.


Monday 22nd of February 2021

Hi, Clancy! 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, Renee


Saturday 16th of January 2021

hello! what other dishware can one use in the air fryer to cook the fried eggs without breaking the yolk?


Saturday 16th of January 2021

Hello, Gloria! 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, Renee

Shelly Baxter

Sunday 20th of December 2020

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.


Monday 21st of December 2020

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! Renee