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Boiled Egg in Airfryer

Boiled Egg in Airfryer

Boiled Egg in Airfyer

This blog post shows you how to cook a soft or hard-boiled egg in the airfyer. An advantage of using an air fryer is that it is a bit quicker than boiling in water. You do not first have to boil a pan of water. It is also therefore probably more energy efficient.

This method is super simple. You may just have to experiment with the times, to suit your air fryer.


air fryer soft egg

Irish Egg in a cup


You can make hard-boiled eggs which you can use to make a tasty egg salad. Or you can make soft-boiled eggs, perfect for dippy eggs as we call them. Maybe if you have some Irish heritage, you may want to try eating eggs the Irish way, in a cup.

Guggy Egg – Irish Egg in a cup

A ‘guggy egg’ is an old-fashioned Irish way of describing an egg served mushed up in a cup. Normally it will be served with a bit of butter and salt and pepper, and it actually a great way to eat a boiled egg. 

guggy egg

Boiled egg in airfryer


Where I originally come from we eat soft-boiled eggs with ‘soldiers’. Soldiers are buttered toast cut into strips that you can dip into the soft yolk of a soft-boiled egg. The trouble with this can be that the soldiers are too soft and cannot penetrate the egg enough. Or they are too hard and break off.

And sometimes if your egg is too well done, you will not be able to cover your solder with egg yolk. And in the end, you will always have to remove the top section of whites (with a bit of yolk) to eat them with a teaspoon anyway.


egg in a cup irish

Eating soft boiled egg from a cup


Recently I have discovered the Irish method of peeling the egg and putting it into a cup. You then mash it with a bit of butter and salt and pepper which is a much better way of eating a soft-boiled egg.

You can easily season the egg as you like it – try doing that on a soft-boiled egg where the top has been lopped off! Then you can take the egg and place it on your toast and eat it on the toast if you prefer.


egg on toast


Also, any whites that may not have cooked properly will continue to cook in the cup. 

The advantages are several. I recommend you try it. You will not look back!

Airfryer Egg

In the old days in Ireland the eggs would all have been boiled over the open fire, but these days we do have some new conveniences which make life easier.

The air fryer is one of these. Please do not confuse this with a microwave oven, as you really do NOT want to be trying to microwave an egg unless you want an explosion in your microwave!! 

The air fryer egg is a perfectly acceptable way of cooking an egg.

irish egg in a cup

Guggy egg


You may find that the membranes containing the egg white and yolk are a little bit drier than usual. But otherwise, the eggs are perfectly cooked and eating them either with soldiers or chopped up in a cup is the perfect solution. 

Air fryer eggs are a great low-fat option for breakfast or as a protein-packed snack. 

I hope you try this method to cook an egg. If you do please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

How to make a boiled egg in the airfryer

guggy egg

Boiled Egg in Airfryer

Yield: 1
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

This has to be the easier way to produce a soft-boiled egg. No messing with boiling water, just put the egg in your aifryer.


  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp butter


  1. Place the eggs in your airfryer. Set the airfryer to 7 minutes at 190C.
  2. Cook eggs then remove from airfryer and allow to cool under a stream of cold water or in a jug of water.

Serve up as you wish:

  • Here shown chopped up in a cup - peeled and mashed with a fork, with a small amount of butter added and salt and pepper to suit. (An Irish guggy egg). Serve with buttered toast
  • Alternatively, serve up in egg cups with soldiers (buttered toast cut into strips) to dip in the egg.


Note: The eggs are easier to peel when they have cooled down a bit.

You may find them slightly more difficult to peel than eggs that have been boiled in water, as the membranes tend to dry out more.

If you wish to make a hard-boiled egg, then just increase the time to 10-11 minutes.

The times are based on my present air fryer, which is the Cosori make shown below (I recommend this as it works well and is easy to clean). As with oven cooking temperatures, the time may differ depending on your type of air fryer.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 377mgSodium: 453mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 13g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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