Fried Eggs in an Air Fryer

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!

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**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 tag shown above. 

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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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Air Fryer Fried Eggs.

If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

4.58 from 14 votes
Fried eggs on a white plate with a fork and an air fryer in the background
Fried Eggs for the Air Fryer
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
9 mins

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

Servings: 1
Calories: 363 kcal
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper
  1. Add a small aluminum pan to the basket of an air fryer.

  2. Add the butter and heat at 350 degrees to melt (approximately 1 minute)

  3. Crack both eggs into the aluminum pan.

  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts
Fried Eggs for the Air Fryer
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 482mg161%
Sodium 361mg16%
Potassium 156mg4%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 1310IU26%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Shadi Hasanzadenemati

    5 stars
    Love how simple and easy this recipe is! I’ll be making it again!

  2. 5 stars
    This was a great way to make fried eggs for Sunday brunch. It let me have more space on the stove top!

  3. 5 stars
    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!

  4. 5 stars
    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!

  5. I love finding new ways to use my air fryer. Love how quick and easy they are to make.

  6. Wow! I had no idea that eggs from an air fryer would turn out so good!

  7. 5 stars
    This is a great idea! Thank you!

  8. 5 stars
    I love that you are air frying all the things to see if it can be done! Thanks for experimenting for us!

  9. Can the airfryer be used to hold my mashed potatoes? Any other foods? Thank you so much

  10. Rosario R. Brusniak

    5 stars
    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!

    • What a great way to use a fried egg from the air fryer, Rosario. I’m going to have to try that!
      Thanks for the tasty tip!
      Have a great day!

  11. 5 stars
    OMGOSH.. this is one of the best ideas ever.. Thank u. To easy.. They came out perfect. Thank you

  12. 5 stars
    I’m usually really scared of boiling eggs with my little kids around. This is a much safer suggestion. Thanks a bunch!

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