I love Deviled Eggs – they are the perfect snack or treat, perfect for entertaining and great to take to a potluck. I’ve been making fried deviled eggs for a while, but I decided to give it a shot in the air fryer. The results are astounding, perfectly cripsy and non greasy. Also, they can just be reheated right in the airfryer before they are stuffed.

Depending on the size of your air fryer, they do take a bit longer as you make smaller batches, but totally worth it. As an alternative if you don’t have an air fryer, you can also cook these in the oven.

If you want to try some of my other Deviled Eggs recipes try these:

Festive Deviled Eggs

Elfviled Workshop

Satan’s Spawn

Low Calorie Deviled Eggs

Deviled Egg Chaat


By the way, my tried and true method of getting perfectly boiled eggs with peel away shells is steaming them in the Instant Pot. I’ve tried air frying the eggs, but find that the shell is not as easy to come off and it also leaves a brown stain where the egg touches the steamer basket which is not very appetizing.

I’ve tried the 4-4-4 and 3-3-3 but prefer to set the timer to 2 mins, let the steam naturally escape and then just dunk them in ice cold water. I’ve had awesome results. If you have the Ninja Foodie like I do, you can use the pressure cooker setting to cook them. This is a game changer – I will NEVER cook eggs on the stove top again.

I do always boil 1 or 2 extra eggs – sometimes the yolk doesn’t sit perfectly in the middle and this can cause the white case to tear so it’s always good to have a few extra.

And you know what there is always extra of? The amazing filling – the leftovers are great in a sandwich or on a cracker.

Fried Deviled Eggs – Air fryer

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  • 6 boiled Eggs
  • 2 tbsps Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • Splash of Tabasco
  • 3 tbsps fried Onion & Bacon bits extra for garnish
  • 2 tbsps of green Olives
  • 12 slices Olives
  • 1 tbsp chopped Parsley extra for garnish
  • Paprika for garnish
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 2 Eggs beaten


  • Cut the eggs in half and reserve the yolks
  • Mash the yolks adding the mayo and remove any lumps
  • Add the mustard, tabasco, bacon & onion and parsley
  • Refrigerate for best results
  • Dry the egg whites with a paper towel and first dip in the flour, then egg and then breadcrumbs
  • When they are all done, line them up in the air fryer that has already been sprayed with oil
  • Set the timer for 7 mins first, then spray and add another 3-5 mins till they are golden brown
  • Remove and cool
  • Using a mini ice cream scoop, add the filling
  • Garnish with a slice of olive, extra bacon bits, paprika and parsley