Air fryer poached eggs

Air fryer poached eggs

Using an air fryer to poach eggs can be a good alternative to the traditional stovetop method. When learning how to poach an egg in an air fryer, consistency is key in achieving well-executed poached eggs. Air fryers circulate hot air uniformly within the chamber, ensuring even and controlled cooking. This consistent temperature eliminates guesswork and prevents unevenly cooked whites or overcooked yolks - common pitfalls associated with water-based methods.


  • 2 British Lion eggs


  1. Add 2 tbsp of water to lightly buttered ramekins
  2. Boil the water in an air fryer at 200c for 4 minutes
  3. Crack a British Lion egg into each ramekin, and place back in the air fryer at 180c for 6 minutes

Cooks tips

To create air fryer poached eggs on lentils, gather these ingredients:

  • 150g French/Puy lentils
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ red onion
  • ¼ tsp each of ground cumin, coriander, ginger
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 4 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • 25g feta
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • Handful of spinach
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill


Plate up your spiced lentils with sauteed spinach. Add dollops of spiced Greek yoghurt and add your poached egg and salt, pepper, and dill to garnish.

See also: more air fryer recipes.

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