- Cooking spray or oil (optional)
- Salt and pepper (optional, for seasoning)
- Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 320-325°F (160-163°C). The exact temperature may vary depending on your specific air fryer model.
- Prepare the Eggs: You can crack the eggs directly into the air fryer basket, but for a neater result, you can crack each egg into a small bowl or ramekin first.
- Grease the Basket (Optional): To prevent the eggs from sticking, you can lightly grease the air fryer basket with cooking spray or a small amount of oil.
- Add the Eggs: Carefully place the eggs into the air fryer basket, either directly or in their small bowls. Make sure not to break the yolks.
- Cook the Eggs: Close the air fryer and cook the eggs for about 7-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them because cooking times can vary based on your air fryer model and desired doneness. You want the egg whites to be set, but the yolks should remain runny for a traditional poached egg.
- Season (Optional): Once the eggs are done, remove them from the air fryer, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper if desired.
- Serve: Serve your air fryer poached eggs immediately. They can be enjoyed on their own, over toast, or as a topping for dishes like salads, asparagus, or eggs Benedict.