Here’s How To Make Perfect Soft-Boiled Eggs With An Air Fryer

 Make perfect soft-boiled eggs with just an air-fryer? It's possible!

The air fryer is an incredibly versatile gadget to have in your kitchen. Besides using it to fry foods with minimal oil, you can also use it to reheat food, toast bread, and even bake pastries (like this lava cake!). Recently, one innovative home cook found another use for their trusty air fryer: to make soft-boiled eggs.

Unbelievable? I thought so too. So, I took on the task of trying this hack out myself, and I have to say I was impressed. 


  • 2 eggs
  • Air fryer



All it takes is to take two eggs straight from the fridge and cook them in an air fryer at 100°C for 11 minutes. Simple as that. And no, the eggs didn’t explode in the air fryer as I’d feared.

You don’t have to watch the clock as well; the air fryer’s in-built timer will ensure perfectly half-cooked eggs every time.


Take out the eggs (be careful it’s really hot) and crack them into a bowl.


For the finishing touch, mix in pepper and dark soy sauce to taste.

air fryer soft-boiled egg
Credit: AsiaOne/Trini Ng

Voila, there you have it. All you need is toast and your coffee shop breakfast set is complete.

While I’m sure many people have tried making their own soft-boiled eggs using the traditional method of putting them in a pot of boiling water, thanks to the Internet, now there’s an even easier and fail-proof method.

Don’t believe me? Why not try it for yourself!

Text: Trini Ng/AsiaOne