Poached Eggs in the Air Fryer are a keto and low-carb friendly staple for brunch! You can serve this classic, cafe-worthy breakfast in less than 15 minutes and wow your guests with the perfect Eggs Benedict made with air fryer poached eggs.
Air Fryer Poached Eggs
This is an effortless way to make Air Fryer Poached Eggs. So, if you are looking at how to make a whole batch of poached eggs to serve at your next brunch or breakfast, this is the perfect recipe — it’s so simple!
Making a poached egg in air fryer could not be any simpler. They are perfect and a great option if you are on a low-carb or KETO-friendly diet.
Typically, air fryer poached eggs are served with a hollandaise sauce, but they also make a great option for a simple breakfast. Just add some salt and black pepper to the poached eggs, serve with a side of bacon, and you are good to go. Easy and absolutely delicious.
If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER SPAM, AIR FRYER HAM AND CHEESE OMELETTE, AIR FRYER BREAKFAST COOKIES and AIR FRYER BREAKFAST CASSEROLE.
Why You’ll Love an Air Fryer Poached Egg
- A Keto and low-carb friendly breakfast option
- Impressive dish to serve guests for breakfast or brunch
- A delicious and classic brunch recipe you can make at home
- So easy in the air fryer!
Ingredients Needed For A Poached Egg in Air Fryer
If you have overnight guests and need to serve them something in the morning, consider serving them an air fryer poached egg or two.
It’s so easy to poach an egg in the air fryer, but no one has to know how simple this dish really is! To pull off poached eggs in the air fryer, all you need are a few things:
- Cooking Spray
How To Make an Air Fryer Poached Egg
Step 1: Prepare Eggs
Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F. This is optional, just be aware that cook time may take 1-2 minutes longer if you do not preheat the air fryer.
Spray your ramekins with cooking spray, then crack one egg into each ramekin. Add about 2 tablespoons of water to each ramekin.
Step 2: Poach Eggs in Air Fryer
Set the ramekins into the air fryer basket and set the temperature to 360 degrees F. Use the air fryer setting for 4 to 5 minutes.
Step 3: Drain Water and Serve
When the poached eggs in air fryer finish cooking, use a small spatula to lift the egg from any remaining water.
Serve each air fryer poached egg over an English muffin and top with hollandaise sauce. Or, simply season to taste and serve with bacon and hash browns!
Why Do You Add Water to Poached Eggs?
By definition, you can’t poach anything without water. The cooking method requires water.
So to poach an egg in the air fryer, you need to add water to the ramekins. The liquid helps the eggs cook quickly without turning rubbery and consolidates the eggs white faster so you don’t end up with crispy edges and a fully uncooked middle.
With this method, you can make a poached egg in the air fryer quickly and easily!
What is Poaching an Egg?
Poaching is a cooking method that cooks food in water just below the boiling point. An air fryer poached egg doesn’t cook long enough to boil the water, but it does heat it to the point where the egg is poached effectively.
Your air fryer poached egg will be ready in about 10 minutes. This takes a little bit longer than poaching an egg in a pot, but is also much easier to pull off!
Make-Ahead Poached Eggs in the Air Fryer
If you want to make a large batch of poached eggs in the air fryer ahead of time, it’s effortless to do!
Prepare as many batches of poached egg in the air fryer as you need, then spray with cooking spray. Reheat them to make Eggs Benedict for a large crowd.
But, since they only take a few minutes, you are so much better off making them fresh.
What Kind of Dish is Best for Making Poached Eggs?
I love using my plain set of 4-ounce ramekins to poach an egg in the air fryer. They are the perfect size for holding 1 to 2 eggs.
Dishes that are any larger will allow the egg whites to spread too much.
A Quick Air Fryer Egg Benedict Recipe
If you want to make an Egg Benedict when you poach an egg in the air fryer, you do not have to make the sauce yourself!
There are plenty of great bottled sauces available for sale. Some of my favorites are:
- Classic Hollandaise Sauce (Knorr)
- Maille Hollandaise Sauce
- KETO-Friendly Hollandaise Sauce (Cashew Butter)
- Fresh Success Hollandaise Sauce Mix
Some Other Great & Easy Egg Recipes
- AIR FRYER BREAKFAST EGG ROLLS
- AIR FRYER BARN YARD BUSTER WRAP
- EASY AIR FRYER BLT WITH HARD-BOILED EGGS
- AIR FRYER HAM AND CHEESE BITES
- AIR FRYER FROZEN QUICHE
- 4 eggs
- 8 tablespoons water
- salt & black pepper to taste
- Cooking spray
- Preheat air fryer to 400°F. (This is optional, cook time may take 1-2 minutes longer if you do not preheat the air fryer)
- Spray your ramekins with cooking spray, and then crack one egg per ramekin into it. Add about 2 tablespoons of water into the ramekin. Set the ramekins into the air fryer basket, set the temperature to 360 degrees F, air fryer setting for 4 to 5 minutes.
- When the eggs finish cooking, use a small spatula to lift the egg from any remaining water.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 218mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g