The Super Easy Way To Cook Poached Eggs In The Air Fryer

Eggs are one of those versatile, staple ingredients that are hard to live without. However, it's no secret that, when it comes to eggs, some cooking methods can leave you a little more frustrated than others. And in particular, making poached eggs is one of those notoriously difficult cooking methods that takes a bit of practice and patience to achieve. 

While there are lots of tutorials online instructing you on how to make the perfect whirlpool in your boiling pot of water and endless gimmicky tools created to do the job for you, we're here to propose an easier option. Though it may sound far-fetched, using your air fryer can be an ideal way to poach an egg in minutes. There's no tricky fishing around for your cooked egg, hoping to get it from the pot to your plate in one piece. The only tool you'll need is a ramekin for each egg you want to cook, and the revolutionary kitchen gadget will do the rest. 

No watery mess necessary

This technique is simple to do, takes less than 15 minutes, and yields a perfectly cooked poached egg that will suit all of your culinary needs. Start by adding 2 to 3 tablespoons of water to a greased ramekin and place in a 400-degree air fryer for five minutes. Add and egg, along with a pinch of salt and pepper, and air fry at 360 degrees Fahrenheit for four to seven minutes.

When the egg white is firm, and the egg overall appears finished, you can remove the ramekins from the air fryer, and then use a spoon or spatula to then cautiously lift the egg out of the ramekin and place it onto a piece of toast, onto a burger, a plate with rice, or whatever other dish you're making. Hopefully this quick tip will take the frustration out of your mornings and allow you to make eggs Benedict, or other poached egg recipes, more often.