Air Fryer Poached Eggs recipe


  • 2 large eggs
  • Water
  • Cooking spray or a small amount of oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Air fryer
  • Ramekins or silicone baking cups
  • Aluminum foil


  1. Preheat the Air Fryer:
    • Set your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) and let it preheat for about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Prepare the Ramekins:
    • Lightly spray the ramekins or silicone baking cups with cooking spray or brush them with a bit of oil to prevent the eggs from sticking.
    • Fill each ramekin with about 2 tablespoons of water.
  3. Crack the Eggs:
    • Carefully crack an egg into each prepared ramekin, making sure the yolk stays intact.
  4. Cover the Ramekins:
    • Cover each ramekin tightly with a small piece of aluminum foil. This helps to create a steaming effect which is essential for poaching.
  5. Air Fry the Eggs:
      • Place the covered ramekins in the air fryer basket.

    • Cook at 375°F (190°C) for about 5-6 minutes. The exact time may vary depending on your air fryer model and the desired level of doneness. For slightly runny yolks, 5 minutes is typically enough; for firmer yolks, cook for 6-7 minutes.
  6. Check for Doneness:
    • Carefully remove the ramekins from the air fryer using oven mitts (they will be hot).
    • Remove the foil and check the eggs. If they are not done to your liking, you can cover them again and cook for another minute or two.
  7. Serve:
    • Use a spoon to gently lift the poached eggs out of the ramekins.
    • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Serve immediately on toast, with a salad, or as part of your favorite breakfast dish.


  • If you prefer a softer yolk, reduce the cooking time slightly.
  • Experiment with different seasonings or herbs to customize your poached eggs.
  • Make sure the water in the ramekins does not evaporate completely during cooking; this helps to keep the eggs moist.

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