Air Fryer Deviled Eggs – a genius twist on your classic deviled eggs recipe. They may just become your new favorite way to eat them!
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Hard boiled egg halves are dredged in breadcrumbs and air fried until golden and crispy on the outside. The filling made with cooked yolks, mayo, pickles, and Dijon mustard is then piped back into the center of the eggs for a beautiful presentation!
Deviled eggs have always been a classic snack or appetizer that has been around for decades. They’re inexpensive to make (well, except for when eggs are overpriced), they serve a ton of people, and they’re easy and customizable.
With the addition of crispy breadcrumbs on the outside, they are now even better. Everyone will love these new and improved crispy deviled eggs!
You can boil the eggs in water like you normally would or try air frying them with no boiling water involved. Below, I’ll guide you through both techniques, and you can decide which to use.
Serve these bite-sized deviled eggs for a snack, bring them to a potluck, or add them to your menu for all types of gatherings, parties, and special occasions. They are sure to be a hit!
Ingredients for Deviled Eggs in Air Fryer
- Hard boiled eggs: I use about 6 hard boiled eggs which makes about 12 servings, however easily double or triple the recipe if needed. You’ll just need to work in batches. I always like to hard boil a few extras just in case some of them don’t peel properly.
- For the filling: The cooked egg yolks, mayo, pickles, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. This tangy, creamy, and tasty filling is what everyone loves about deviled eggs!
- For the coating: Flour, raw eggs, breadcrumbs, and butter crackers will give these eggs a crispy golden outer layer while keeping the egg whites nice and tender.
- Cooking spray: You can also brush them with melted butter. It helps to brown them in the air fryer.
- Fresh dill: For garnish!
How to Make Hard boiled Eggs (Two Ways)
- Place eggs in a pot large enough to hold them all.
- Fill the pot with enough water to cover the eggs and bring them to a boil over high heat.
- Once the water starts to boil cover the pot with a lid and remove it from the heat.
- Set a timer for 11 minutes. Once it goes off, drain the water from the pot and allow the eggs to cool to the touch before peeling.
- Optional Pro Tip: Immediately place the eggs in an ice bath for a few minutes after cooking. This helps the peels come off so easily.
Air fryer Method
- Preheat the air fryer to 250 degrees F.
- Place as many eggs as you can fit in the basket in a single layer.
- Cook for 17 minutes and then immediately dunk the eggs in a bowl of ice water for 10 minutes.
- Once cool enough to the touch, peel the eggshells off.
How to Make Deviled Eggs in Air Fryer
Step 1: Peel all of the eggs and slice each one in half. Save the ones that didn’t peel quite so nicely for egg salad! Scoop out the egg yolks and place them in a mixing bowl.
Step 2: To the mixing bowl, add mayo, pickles, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper, and mash everything together until combined. Mix until it is a smooth puree and set it aside.
Step 3: Set up 3 dishes for dredging. The first bowl will have just the flour, the second will have 2 raw eggs, beaten, and the third will have the bread and cracker crumbs.
Step 4: Take one egg white half at a time and dip each one into the flour, then the eggs, then the crumbs, and place it into the air fryer basket lined with parchment paper. Do this with as many that will fit in the basket without overlapping. Leave enough room between each egg for the heat to circulate so everything browns evenly.
Step 5: Air fry at 390 degrees F for 4-5 minutes per side, pausing the air fryer to flip them over.
Step 6: Once cooked and golden, remove them from the air fryer and place them on a serving tray. Fill each half with some of the egg yolk mixture and garnish it with dill.
- The fresher the eggs, the harder they are to peel. If you’re picking up eggs straight from a farm, or farmers market or you happen to have chickens in your backyard, allow them to sit for a couple of weeks if you want an easier time peeling them!
- Store-bought eggs aren’t as fresh so they can be used right away.
- To peel them, gently tap the eggs on the counter or side of a bowl and use your hands to peel them. They should peel easily but if you need a little extra help, use a spoon. Flip it over and insert it upside down between the egg white and the shell. It should come away without issue.
- Use a piping bag for the egg yolk mixture for presentation on special occasions. If it’s just you and your family, feel free to scoop the mixture into the egg with a spoon!
There are a few ways to switch up the flavors in the filling. Keep it as is or get creative with any of the following ideas:
- Mix avocado into the filling for a creamy egg and avocado mix.
- Sprinkle regular or smoked paprika as a garnish.
- Swap the dill for chives or sliced green onions on top.
- You can also serve it with a sliced or diced jalapeno for some heat.
- Crispy bacon on top would also be great!
How long does it take to hard boil eggs in an air fryer?
That depends on the temperature you set it at. Since the eggs are already cooked before dredging you don’t want to cook them too long.
You’re just looking to crisp up the outside. I find about 4-5 minutes per side at 390F is perfect. If you have your temperature lower, it may take a little longer.
Check on them as you go!
Can I make them soft boiled?
I don’t recommend it. Hard boiled makes the yolk the right consistency you want for the creamy filling. Anything less than that may make the filling a little too thin and runny.
Can I make these ahead?
What you can do is hard boil the eggs and make the filling and keep them both refrigerated separately. Once they are breaded and air fried, however, it’s best to enjoy them right away before they get soggy.
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Air Fryer Deviled Eggs
- 6 eggs hard boiled, cooked for 10 minutes, peel and cut in half
- 2 tablespoons mayo
- 1 tablespoons pickles finely chopped, or use relish
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- sea salt & pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 raw eggs beaten in a mixing bowl
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup butter crackers blended into crumbs
- oil spray or melted butter for brushing
- dill for garnish, 100% optional
- In a mixing bowl add cooked egg yolks, mayo, pickles, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper to taste. Give it a good mash with a fork, until everything is combined and egg yolks turned into puree.
- In one dish add flour. Into another dish add 2 raw eggs and beat. Finally into 3rd dish add bread and cracker crumbs and mix to combine. Place dishes in this order: flour - beaten eggs - crumbs. Take one cooked egg white at a time and coat each one in flour, then eggs, then crumbs.
- Place breaded egg whites into an air fryer dish lined with parchment paper, spray or gently brush oil or melted butter over the breaded eggs. Air fry at 390F for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden color.
- After air frying, add egg yolk puree and garnish with dill or any greens of your choice. Enoy!
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