How to Make Fried Eggs in Air Fryer

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Learn how to make fried eggs in the air fryer! This delicious breakfast is easy to make and very adaptable. There is no need to preheat a pan or heat up the house. You just break some eggs and start the air fryer.

You can easily adjust the cooking time to make sure your eggs are perfectly cooked. Make them with a golden runny yolk, a slightly gooey yolk, or a firm yolk.

Cooking air fryer eggs is hands-off, making this a simple recipe for a quick breakfast. Plus, eggs are a good source of protein and make a fabulous breakfast.

In this article, I cover the best pans for making air fryer fried eggs, how to make fried eggs in air fryer, how long to cook the eggs for your desired doneness, serving ideas, and many helpful tips. So let’s make eggs for breakfast!

Looking for more air fryer breakfast recipes? Try air fryer turkey bacon, air fryer hard-cooked eggs, or air fryer cinnamon rolls.

🥘Ingredient Notes

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

  • Eggs
  • Seasoning – I used salt and pepper, but you can use your favorite seasoning.
  • Spray oil – A mister bottle of oil or nonstick cooking spray will work fine. The nonstick spray goes in the pan that holds the eggs, not the air fryer basket.
ingredients for air fryer fried eggs.

What Are the Best Pans for Making Air Fryer Fried Eggs?

You need a small, round, air fryer safe pan to hold the eggs while they cook. I use mini cake pans that are 4 inches in diameter. Small ramekins, round glass bowls, or disposable aluminum pans would also work.

🥣How to Make Fried Eggs in Air Fryer

  1. Spray a 4-inch ramekin or mini cake pan with oil.
  2. Break one egg into each pan and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
  3. Air fry the eggs for 4 minutes at 370 degrees F. After 4 minutes, the eggs will be runny. If you want firmer yolks, cook the eggs longer, 1-2 minutes at a time, until the yolks reach the consistency you like.
eggs before air frying.
Before air frying
eggs after air frying.
After air frying

How Long to Cook Fried Eggs in Air Fryer?

The perfect time depends on how you like your eggs cooked. You can cook them for a shorter time and have a runny egg yolk or cook them longer for a firm egg yolk.

Here is a table summarizing the options.

TypeDescriptionCooking Time
Sunnyside-upYolk is runny, but the white is mostly cooked.4-5 minutes
MediumYolk is a little gooey, and the egg white is cooked.6-7 minutes
HardBoth yolk and whites are completely firm and cooked.8 minutes
Air Fryer Fried Eggs Cooking Times

The time will also depend on the air fryer model you own. So the first time you make fried eggs in air fryer, check them at the shortest time given and evaluate how the yolks look. Then add extra minutes to reach your desired yolk consistency.

If you want a completely firm yolk, I’d suggest making air fryer hard-boiled eggs instead because the texture will be better.

🍴Serving Ideas

Serving your fried eggs with slices of toast to mop up the runny yolk is traditional. Add toppings for extra flavor, like shredded cheese, hot sauce, or fresh herbs. Or add a little McDonalds Breakfast Sauce and put the fried egg on avocado toast.

Other tasty dishes to serve with them are bacon, sausage links, hashbrowns, or breakfast potatoes. I also like to serve some fresh fruit with a fried egg breakfast. Grapefruit, oranges, canteloupe, or fresh berries help make a complete meal.

But fried eggs aren’t just for breakfast. You can put them on top of a burger, on a sandwich, add them to ramen or use them on a breakfast pizza.

Dipping the toast into the fried egg.

💭How to Store

It is best to only make what you plan to eat immediately. Fried eggs don’t store or reheat well because they get rubbery when reheated.

⭐Tips for Making the Best …

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • Crack eggs into a bowl, then pour them into the pan to reduce the chance of a broken yolk.
  • Use a mister spray bottle or non-stick cooking spray. The eggs will stick to the pan if you forget the oil.
  • Run a spatula or knife around the edge to loosen the egg and help remove it from the pan.
top view of air fryer fried egg with toast, sausage and grapefruit.

📝FAQ

What is the difference between sunnyside-up eggs and eggs over easy?

Sunnyside-up eggs are made without flipping the eggs over. The eggs cook on one side, and the yolk is yellow and runny. Over easy eggs are made by flipping the eggs over and cooking briefly on the other side.

What are the best eggs to use?

Farm fresh eggs always taste best to me. Fresh eggs don’t work well for hard boiling, but they are excellent as fried eggs.

What temperature should I use for air fryer fried eggs?

Cook the eggs at 370 degrees F. The egg will get rubbery if you cook it at too high a temperature.

Can I make air fryer fried eggs with butter instead of oil?

Yes, you can add 1 teaspoon of butter to the cake pan. Air fry at 350 F for 1 minute to melt butter. I prefer oil because butter has a lower smoke point than oil, which means it is more likely to burn.

How many eggs can I make at a time?

You can make as many as will fit in your air fryer. Two or three at a time works best for me.

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Air Fryer Fried Eggs Recipe

Published By Anne
Make delicious fried eggs in air fryer with this simple recipe. Perfect for a quick and protein-packed breakfast, air fryer fried eggs have crispy edges and a runny yolk.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time7 minutes
Servings: 1
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Ingredients
 

  • 2 eggs
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • spray oil

Instructions

  • Spray a 3-4 inch pan or ramekin with cooking spray.
    spray oil
  • Crack an egg into each pan. Season with salt and pepper.
    2 eggs, salt, black pepper
  • Place the pans in the air fryer. Cook at 370 degrees F for 4 minutes.
  • Check to see if the yolk has reached your desired degree of firmness. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until you like how the yolks look.
    Here are the suggested total cooking times for various levels of doneness.
    Sunnyside up – 4-5 minutes, the yolk is runny, and the white is mostly cooked.
    Medium – 6-7 minutes, the yolk is a little gooey, and the white is thoroughly cooked.
    Hard – 8 minutes, yolk and white are completely firm.

Notes

  • Crack eggs into a bowl, then pour them into the pan to reduce the chance of a broken yolk.
  • Use a mister spray bottle or non-stick cooking spray. The eggs will stick to the pan if you forget the oil.
  • Run a spatula or knife around the edge to loosen the egg and help remove it from the pan.
  • If you want a completely firm yolk I’d suggest making air fryer hard-boiled eggs instead because the texture will be better.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 327mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 121mg | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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1 thought on “How to Make Fried Eggs in Air Fryer”

  1. 5 stars
    Is there nothing the air fryer CAN’T do??? I loved making these little cuties. I also threw in some sausage at the same time, and it worked great.

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