Use your air fryer to easily and efficiently make Air Fryer Soft Boiled Eggs. The white gets cooked through and the egg yolk is soft and yummy. Everyone loves this classic breakfast dish.

soft boiled egg served in an egg cup

If you’ve never had soft boiled eggs, you’re in for a real treat. The eggs are simmered until the whites are cooked. For soft-boiled eggs, the yolks are still golden, soft, and creamy.

In this air fryer version, the eggs are cooked for eight minutes and then placed directly into an ice bath. You don’t have to babysit the stove or wonder if the yolks will harden. Air fryer soft boiled eggs come out perfectly every time with little effort.

Soft boiled eggs are delicious on their own, but they’re a tasty addition to any dish. Add them to salads, ramen, roasted vegetables, toast, or grits for a creamy element. These jammy eggs add so much flavor with only one ingredient!

Why You Need This Recipe

  • The air fryer simplifies the process – no more overcooked eggs.
  • No need to watch your stovetop, just set the timer and wait.
  • Soft boiled eggs add delicious protein to any dish.
  • You only need one ingredient – eggs! Not including the ice and water, of course.

Key Ingredients

Eggs – Eggs are an excellent source of protein and healthy fat. They’re also cost-effective! This recipe makes four soft boiled eggs but you can add as many eggs that fit into your air fryer. Be sure to give the eggs a little bit of space between them so the hot air can circulate.

Ice cubes & water – Ice and water will make the water bath to shock the eggs, and prevent them from overcooking. This is important to keep the yolks jammy and not hard.

ingredients for soft boiled eggs

Recipe Steps

Step One

Place the eggs in the basket of your air fryer, leaving space between them.

cooked eggs inside air fryer basket

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Set the time to 270°F for 8 minutes.

Step Three

In a medium bowl, combine the ice and water to make an ice bath.

Step Four

When the cooking time is up, use a large serving spoon to carefully transfer the cooked eggs to the ice bath.

how to make soft boiled eggs in the air fryer

Step Five

Let the eggs sit in the ice bath for just 1-2 minutes to stop the cooking process.

Step Six

Then, place each egg in a serving cup. Carefully remove about the top inch of the peel of each egg. Enjoy the egg with a spoon. Alternatively, you can peel the eggs and cut them in half lengthwise, then add to any dish you please!

soft boiled eggs served in egg cups

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You can easily double or even triple this recipe depending on how big your air fryer basket is. Just try to leave a little space between each egg in the basket and do not overlap the eggs.
  • I used eggs straight from the refrigerator. If you eggs are at room temperature, then you may need to reduce the cook time by 1-2 minutes.
  • Soft boiled eggs are best served right after they are made.
  • Some air fryer models needs to be preheated. Please refer to the owner’s manual of your particular model to see if you need to preheat it before using.
  • Also, please note that air fryers vary from model to model. If you think your air fryer runs hot, then you may want to reduce the cooking time for these eggs to just 7 minutes. Then, cut the end off one egg to see if the white is cooked through. If the egg white is still runny, then place the egg back into the basket and cook for 1-2 minutes longer (you can prop up the egg that you opened with a little ball of aluminum foil so the egg doesn’t spill).
  • Don’t cut the eggs open until ready to eat! This way they won’t form a crust on the egg yolk.

FAQs

What if I want the yolks slightly firm?

If you want the egg yolks to be jammy but slightly firm, you can add two minutes to the cook time. Air fry the eggs for ten instead of eight minutes.

Should I let my eggs come to room temperature first?

No, for this recipe use cold eggs from the refrigerator. This is how I’ve tested this recipe, and results may vary with room temperature eggs.

toast dipped in a soft boiled egg

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air fryer soft boiled eggs

Air Fryer Soft Boiled Eggs


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Description

Use your air fryer to easily and efficiently make Air Fryer Soft Boiled Eggs. The white gets cooked through and the egg yolk is soft and yummy. Everyone loves this classic breakfast dish.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Place the eggs in the basket of your air fryer.
  2. Set the time to 270°F for 8 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the ice and water to make an ice bath.
  4. When the cooking time is up, use a large serving spoon to carefully transfer the cooked eggs to the ice bath.
  5. Let the eggs sit in the ice bath for just 1-2 minutes to stop the cooking process.
  6. Then, place each egg in a serving cup. Carefully remove about the top inch of the peel of each egg. Enjoy the egg with a spoon.

Notes

  1. You can easily double or even triple this recipe depending on how big your air fryer basket is. Just try to leave a little space between each egg in the basket and do not overlap the eggs.
  2. I used eggs straight from the refrigerator. If you eggs are at room temperature, then you may need to reduce the cook time by 1-2 minutes.
  3. Soft boiled eggs are best served right after they are made.
  4. Some air fryer models needs to be preheated. Please refer to the owner’s manual of your particular model to see if you need to preheat it before using.
  5. Also, please note that air fryers vary from model to model. If you think your air fryer runs hot, then you may want to reduce the cooking time for these eggs to just 7 minutes. Then, cut the end off one egg to see if the white is cooked through. If the egg white is still runny, then place the egg back into the basket and cook for 1-2 minutes longer (you can prop up the egg that you opened with a little ball of aluminum foil so the egg doesn’t spill).
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: air fryer eggs, air fryer soft boiled eggs, how to soft boil eggs

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