Air Fryer Duck Eggs

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How to perfectly cook air fryer duck eggs. Forget the pan of boiling water, these soft boiled duck eggs are perfect for your weekend brunch with air fryer toast soldiers.

Once you soft boil a duck egg in the air fryer there is no going back to the original method.

Air Fryer Duck Eggs

Duck Eggs

Unlike my husband Dominic and the rest of our family, I’m not a big fan of an air fryer English breakfast. The only English breakfast items that excite me are the sausages and the black pudding, making a full English with me, a complete waste.

But what I do love is soft boiled eggs, also known as dippy eggs with some soldiers. I could eat them every weekend. My grandparents would always serve them for breakfast on a Saturday morning with loads of toast followed by lots of jam and marmalade to go with the toast.

But the ultimate treat was when the market had duck eggs and you could soft boil duck eggs and they were slightly bigger than chicken eggs and tasted so much better. My mum was truly amazing when she bought me some!

A reader asked me recently about duck eggs in the air fryer and I just had to go back to childhood and cook some delicious duck eggs and introduce the kids to the best boiled eggs ever.

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Can You Make A Soft Egg In The Air Fryer?

YES, YES, YES, you can air fry soft boiled eggs in the air fryer. Check out our air fryer soft boiled eggs which is made with chicken eggs or have a read through this recipe and we will show you how to soft boil duck eggs in the air fryer.

Can You Boil Chicken Eggs Like Duck Eggs?

Yes, you sure can. The duck is slightly bigger than the chicken egg but we found that the time and temp was the same for duck eggs as it is for chicken eggs.

You place duck eggs into the air fryer, set the time and temp and then let the air fryer work its magic.

Duck Eggs Vs Chicken Eggs

Take a look at our picture of duck eggs vs chicken eggs.

Duck Eggs Vs Chicken Eggs

Note that our duck eggs are bigger than our chicken eggs and because of this you will get more nutrients from a duck egg than a chicken egg.

The same applies to more calories, but overall we find that a duck egg tastes better and whilst you might need more chicken eggs to fill you up you need less duck eggs.

Can Duck Eggs Be Eaten Soft Boiled?

Yes, just like chicken eggs, duck eggs can be eaten soft boiled. They are perfect dunked in some toast soldiers and make a fantastic easy breakfast or brunch.

Or sometimes after school when we are too tired to cook we will cook some soft boiled eggs for dinner for the kids.

What Is The Best Way To Cook Duck Eggs?

The best way to cook a duck egg is to cook the duck eggs in the air fryer. There is no boiling required and the duck egg or duck eggs sit in the air fryer basket and when the air fryer beeps you have perfect boiled duck eggs.

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Duck Egg Ingredients

Eggs – You can do as little as one duck egg or as many ass six duck eggs at once in the air fryer basket.

We also recommend making some of our air fryer toast first and cutting into toast soldiers to serve with your soft boiled duck eggs.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this soft boiled duck egg recipe in air fryer it has been our Philips Air Fryer. We recommend this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes.

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How To Cook Duck Eggs In Air Fryer?

  • Load. Start by loading duck eggs into the air fryer basket making sure you are gentle as you don’t want the egg shells to crack.
  • Cook. Then set the temperature to 120c/250f and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Serve. Then serve with air fryer toast soldiers.

And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to soft boil a duck egg.

How To Hard Boil Duck Eggs In Air Fryer?

However, for hard boiled duck eggs you just need to increase the cook time slightly. Its just like cooking a medium steak to cooking a medium-well steak in the air fryer. You simply add a few extra minutes.

For medium hard boiled duck eggs we recommend a cook time of 13 minutes then for traditional hard boiled eggs for salads, egg mayonnaise or sandwiches we recommend a 16 minute cook time.

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Air Fryer Duck Eggs

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Air Fryer Duck Eggs
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Air Fryer Duck Eggs

How to perfectly cook air fryer duck eggs. Forget the pan of boiling water, these soft boiled duck eggs are perfect for your weekend brunch with air fryer toast soldiers.
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 6
Calories: 130kcal


Kitchen Gadgets


  • Air fry the toast first and then spread with butter or margarine and then cut into toast soldiers.
    How To Cook Duck Eggs In Air Fryer?
  • Place the duck eggs into the air fryer basket and air fry at 120c/250f for 10 minutes.
    How To Cook Duck Eggs In Air Fryer?
  • Place the duck eggs into boiled egg cups and serve with the soldiers.
    How To Cook Duck Eggs In Air Fryer?


Hard. If you would like hard boiled duck eggs (instead of soft boiled) increase the cook time to 16 minutes.
Thanks for reading our duck eggs in the air fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more delicious ideas for brunch do try our air fryer frittata.


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 619mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 155mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 472IU | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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1 thought on “Air Fryer Duck Eggs”

  1. 5 stars
    I love duck eggs and was wondering if the cook time was different to chicken eggs. These turned out perfect and were very runny and my grandson loved dipping in his toasted soldiers, thanks.


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