Air fryer poached eggs

Introduction

Poaching eggs in an air fryer is an innovative technique that simplifies the traditional method of poaching in boiling water. Using an air fryer allows for a cleaner, more controlled cooking process, resulting in perfectly poached eggs with firm whites and gooey, runny yolks. This method is ideal for those who want a quick, mess-free breakfast or a healthy addition to other dishes.

Ingredients

To make poached eggs in the air fryer, you’ll need:

  • Fresh eggs (as fresh as possible for the best results)
  • Small heat-safe bowls or ramekins (one for each egg)
  • Cooking spray or a small amount of oil (to prevent sticking)
  • Salt and pepper (for seasoning)

Equipment

  • Air fryer
  • Heat-safe bowls or ramekins
  • Tongs or spatula (for removing the ramekins from the air fryer)

Method

Step 1: Prepare the Equipment and Eggs

  1. Spray the ramekins with cooking spray or lightly coat them with oil. This step is crucial to ensure the eggs do not stick to the ramekins.
  2. Crack each egg into a separate ramekin. Be careful not to break the yolks.

Step 2: Air Fry the Eggs

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 270°F (132°C). Some air fryers automatically preheat, while others do not require it. Check your model’s instructions.
  2. Place the ramekins in the air fryer basket. Ensure they are stable and will not tip over during cooking.
  3. Cook for about 6-8 minutes. The exact time may vary depending on your air fryer model and how runny you like your yolks. Start checking the eggs at around 6 minutes to ensure they don’t overcook.
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Step 3: Remove and Serve

  1. Carefully remove the ramekins from the air fryer using tongs or a spatula. The ramekins will be hot, so handle them with care.
  2. Season the eggs with salt and pepper to taste. You can serve the eggs in the ramekins or gently slide them onto a plate or atop your dish of choice.

Conclusion

Air fryer poached eggs are a quick and easy way to enjoy a classic breakfast staple without the fuss of traditional poaching methods. This technique offers a clean and efficient way to achieve perfectly poached eggs every time. Serve these eggs over toast, as part of a wholesome breakfast bowl, or alongside a salad for a protein-rich addition to your meal. Enjoy the simplicity and deliciousness of poached eggs made in your air fryer!