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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!

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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 for the Air Fryer

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

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

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes


  • 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 Information



Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Calories 363Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 18gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 482mgSodium 361mgCarbohydrates 1gSugar 1gProtein 14g

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Donna Eisner

Wednesday 7th of October 2020

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?


Wednesday 7th of October 2020

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! Renee

Jenny Lavender

Saturday 25th of July 2020

Loved this recipe - will probably make my fried eggs this way from now on.


Saturday 25th of July 2020

Hey, Jenny! Thank you so much. I'm thrilled that you were so happy with this method for cooking fried eggs. Take good care, Renee


Tuesday 21st of July 2020

Easy to do every lazy morning. Thank for sharing it!


Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

My pleasure, Lori! Take good care!


Tuesday 17th of March 2020

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


Monday 24th of February 2020

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


Wednesday 26th of February 2020

So happy, Callie! Thanks for letting me know! I appreciate it! Renee