I bet you didn’t think of making poached eggs in an air fryer before! Speaking for myself, I was dubious about making eggs in an air fryer for the longest time. But at some point, curiosity and convenience got me to test it out…and I’m thoroughly impressed with what the air fryer can do. Personally, I’m thrilled that I don’t need to grab an extra pot and wait for the water to boil just to make a poached egg to top my breakfast dish. I usually make it when I have leftover bolognese and serve it over a crumpet/bread, then top it with the poached egg as a simple brunch at home. It did take a few times to get it right. As you can imagine, it could rather easily overcook. But I totally think I’ve got the timing right and am super excited to share with you my air fryer poached egg recipe!

How to make Poached Eggs in an Air Fryer

An air fryer poached egg on top of bolognese & crumpet

What You Need

  • Eggs
  • Sea Salt – for seasoning
  • Ramekins
  • Water – boiled
  • Olive Oil – for brushing the ramekins

And, of course, an air fryer.

Recipe Notes

  • As mentioned, making poached eggs with an air fryer is all about getting the timing right. Each air fryer may work a little differently. I’ve noted down the recipe to cook for 6-7 minutes, which is the timing range that worked for me. It should generally work with other air fryers too but do test out where the sweet spot is (+/- 1 min) for your own air fryer.
  • To check if the poached egg is ready or not, gently slot a spoon around the edges to see if the whites have set. It may still look very liquidy in the ramekin but, trust me, it usually is ready and cooking it any longer would turn it into a set boiled egg.
  • Be gentle. Poached eggs are delicate so make sure you spoon the egg out of the ramekin very gently so it doesn’t break.

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Air Fryer Poached Egg Recipe

ET Food Voyage
Save yourself the effort of using an extra pot & waiting time for boiling water, and try this Air Fryer Poached Egg method instead!
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 6 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, European
Servings 2 eggs
Calories 66 kcal

Equipment

  • 2 Ramekins
  • 1 Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Eggs
  • Olive Oil for greasing the ramekins
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Grease each ramekin with olive oil. Fill each ramekin halfway with boiled water.
  • Carefully crack an egg into each ramekin. Briefly season each egg with a pinch of sea salt then place the ramekins into the air fryer basket.
  • Set your air fryer to 200C and cook for 6-7 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the ramekins from the air fryer basket and carefully spoon the egg out.

Notes

    • Each air fryer may work a little differently. I’ve noted down the recipe to cook for 6-7 minutes, which is the timing range that worked for me. It should generally work with other air fryers too but do test out where the sweet spot (+/- 1min) is for your own air fryer.
    • To check if the poached egg is ready or not, gently slot a spoon around the edges to see if the whites have set. It may still look very liquidy in the ramekin but it usually is ready and cooking it any longer would turn it into a set boiled egg.
    • Be gentle. Poached eggs are delicate so make sure you spoon the egg out of the ramekin very gently so it doesn’t break.
Keyword Air Fryer Recipe, Breakfast, Eggs, Poached Egg

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