Making poached eggs in the air fryer is so easy! This method makes poached eggs the same quality as on the stove top. Only 5 minutes cooking time!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie
Servings: 2 see notes
Author: Toni Dash
6-ounce ramekins or custard cups
2 fresh eggs any amount of eggs can be made; see notes below
non-stick cooking spray
6 tablespoons water you’ll use 3 tablespoons for each egg you cook
Spray each ramekin or custard cup with non-stick cooking spray and set them into the basket of the air fryer.
Add 3 tablespoons of water to each cup.
Preheat the Air Fryer (with the cups of water in it) to 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
Carefully open the air fryer so the water does not spill water out of the cups. Crack one egg into each cup. NOTE: The egg whites may begin to cook as you do this due to the hot water.
Cook on 360 degrees for 5-6 minutes.
Check the eggs when the cooking time is complete. They will continue to cook while in the hot water so be careful to not overcook them (unless you want a less runny yolk).
The cups will be hot so take care in removing them from the air fryer. Gently slide a small pliable small spatula around the edge of the egg and underneath to free it in the even it has stuck to the cup while cooking.
Use a spoon to gently lift it out of the cup onto your plate or onto a piece of toast.
Use fresh eggs for best results.
NOTE: we have not tested this method with silicone egg cups. Because they will not conduct heat we do not recommend them for this recipe.
A serving size is usually 1-2 eggs. This recipe can be used for any amount of eggs. Depending on the amount used it may require multiple batches in your air fryer.
0 WW point
Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg\