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Making the perfect hard-boiled egg has perplexed me for years. My old method was to add the eggs to a pan, fill it with water, and bring the water to a boil. As soon as the water goes to a rapid boil, turn off the burner and let the water cool off over time. It works well, but the eggs were difficult to peel. Annoyingly difficult.
No longer do I hard boil eggs in water, now I use the air fryer.
Even before owning an air fryer, I was looking for a better method. The air fryer isn’t just a better method, the air fryer is a superior method. The entire process is just better, for instance boiling eggs can crack, air fried eggs do not. Additionally, my previous method required an hour to cool down, the air fryer takes a fraction of the time to cool the eggs. Thirdly the boiling method stinks ease of peeling…the air fryer, peels crazily easy.
- No Cracking
- Faster Cooling
- Ease of Peeling
The incredible edible hard-boiled egg
- 6 Large Eggs
- 1-2 Spritz Oil prevents the eggs from sticking to each other.
Place the wire rack or egg attachment that came with your air fryer or accessory kit in the air fryer. If you do not have a wire rack, you may place them gently in the bottom, but be aware that the eggs may move around.
Place all 6 eggs on the wire rack. If any eggs are touching each other, lightly oil the eggs as they WILL stick together.
Cook at 260° F | 126° C for 15 minutes.
Remove eggs (with tongs or a hand towel) and place them in an ice-water bath immediately for 10 minutes. Refrigerate.
Pro Tip: If you are going to peel the eggs immediately for consumption, crack them before the ice bath, it makes the eggs peel much easier.
Peel, plate, and enjoy!
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