Hard-boiled eggs cut into halves
Switch To Your Air Fryer For Hassle-Free Hard-Boiled Eggs
When boiling eggs — whether you start with cold or boiling water, cook them straight from the fridge or thaw them, and prick them first or don’t — every method has pros and cons.
However, making hard-boiled eggs in an air fryer involves no boiling. You can use cold eggs from the fridge without having to prick them first or keep an eye on the machine.
Place the eggs in the fryer’s basket, preheat the fryer to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, and let them cook for about 16 minutes. Let them sit in cold water for 10 minutes before serving.
If you're going for soft-boiled eggs instead, cook them in your preheated air fryer for 10 minutes. Add two extra minutes if you want a medium-boiled result.
In the traditional egg-boiling method, rapidly boiling water makes the shells more prone to cracking, especially if you place eggs right from the fridge into hot water.
In that case, the difference in temperature between the eggs and the water makes the shells break, whereas the air fryer heats the eggs gradually, reducing the chances of cracks.
Plus, the consistent heat of the machine cooks the eggs evenly, so there’s no need to worry about undercooking or overcooking them. Preheat the fryer, set the timer, and let it be.