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Crispy Air Fryer Onion Rings Recipe

You know what’s always a hit? Air fryer onion rings! We’re talking about that perfect crunch outside and tender onion inside.

Why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary with minimal effort? Remember the last time we tried to fry those rings on the stove? Yeah, we nearly set the kitchen on fire.

The air fryer makes it foolproof. And let’s be honest, everyone enjoys a good onion ring binge.

Ingredients for Crispy Air Fryer Onion Rings

Ready to dive into crispy heaven? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Onions: One large onion, sliced into 1/4 inch rings
  • Flour: 1/2 cup for the perfect coating
  • Eggs: 2, beaten
  • Breadcrumbs: 1 cup panko breadcrumbs for that irresistible crunch
  • Seasonings: Salt, pepper, and paprika for flavor magic
  • Cooking spray: To make sure they crisp up beautifully without sticking

Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Onion Rings

Want your onion rings to come out just right? Keep these tips in mind:

  • Keep it uniform: Slice your onions evenly. Trust us, it’ll make all the difference in consistent cooking.
  • Layer it up: Double-dip in flour and breadcrumbs for that extra crunch factor.
  • Don’t overcrowd: Give the onion rings some space in the air fryer basket so they cook evenly and get all crispy.

Variations and Substitutions

No panko breadcrumbs? Regular breadcrumbs work too, but panko gives that extra crunch we’re all about.

Feeling cheesy? Add some grated Parmesan into the breadcrumb mix for a cheesy twist.

Craving spice? Toss in some cayenne pepper or your favorite hot sauce into the egg wash for a spicy kick.


Crispy Air Fryer Onion Rings Recipe

Crispy, golden onion rings made super easy in the air fryer. Perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection, these onion rings are great as a side dish, a tasty snack, or a crowd-pleasing party appetizer. Enjoy the delicious crunch without the extra grease!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 13 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 160 kcal


  • Air-fryer
  • Mixing bowls
  • Tongs (for easy flipping)
  • Baking sheet (for the prepared rings before cooking)


  • 1 large onion sliced into 1/4 inch rings
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Cooking spray


  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F.
  • Slice the onion into 1/4 inch rings and separate them.
  • Set up your dredging station: one bowl with flour, one with beaten eggs, and one with a mix of panko breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Dip each onion ring into the flour, then into the eggs, and finally coat with the breadcrumb mixture. Place them on a baking sheet until ready to cook.
  • Spray the air fryer basket lightly with cooking spray and place the onion rings in a single layer, making sure not to overcrowd.
  • Cook for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove from air fryer, let cool slightly (if you can wait!), and dig in. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy the crunch!


Serving: 4onion ringsCalories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 7gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 724mgPotassium: 126mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 244IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 2mg
Keyword air fryer, easy recipes, onion rings
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Andrew Gray

Friday 12th of July 2024

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