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  • Food: Onion Rings
  • Writer: Lizzie Green
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These onion rings cooked in the air fryer are a delicious appetizer or snack! Crisp on the outside, delicate on the inside, and bursting with sweet onion flavor.

If you’re searching for a new way to spice up your game day munchies this fall, go no further than these air fryer onion rings!

They’re crispy on the surface, melty on the inside, and bursting with sweet and salty onion flavor that will have you craving more.

They’re just as excellent, if not better, than conventional onion rings in my opinion, plus they’re a lot easier to make at home. These air fryer onion rings are one of our new faves because they’re fun, flavorful, and nutritious.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Onion Rings

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Only a few simple items are required for this recipe:

  • Of course, onions! To make this recipe, you’ll need 1 large yellow onion.
  • The panko breading is held together by flour and eggs.
  • Panko breadcrumbs are used to make the crispy, crunchy coating on the onion rings.
  • Onion powder and garlic powder give the panko coating a rich, umami flavor.
  • Extra-virgin olive oil — It aids the browning and crisping of the onion rings as they cook.
  • And a little salt to bring out the flavors!

How to Make Onion Rings in the Air Fryer?

Why do I prefer air frying over deep-fried? It’s really that simple. There’s no standing over a pot of hot oil, watching its temperature, or figuring out how to get rid of it when you’re finished.

My approach for making onion rings in the air fryer, without all the trouble, is as follows:

Begin by slicing the onions. Using a 1/2-inch thick slicer, cut them into 1/2-inch thick slices. After that, cut the pieces into rings.

After that, dredge them. In a separate bowl, combine the panko, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. In a separate dish, whisk together the eggs and flour. After that, dip each onion ring in the flour, then the egg. Last but not least, cover it in the breadcrumb mixture.

Then get cooking! In the air fryer basket, arrange the rings in a single layer. Working in batches may be necessary depending on the size of your air fryer.

Drizzle a liberal amount of oil over the rings and air fried for 8 to 11 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Repeat until all of the onion rings have been air fried.

It’s better to eat these when they’re still hot. Enjoy each batch as soon as it comes out of the air fryer, or, if you prefer to serve them all at once, pour all of it into the basket after the previous batch has finished cooking.

]Because they should all be cooked at this stage, there’s no need to bother about layering them. Just to warm them up, air-fried them for 1-2 minutes. Then get to work!

Serving Ideas for Air Fryer Onion Rings

These form the air fryer are delicious on their own, but they’re even better with a dipping sauce. To make them extra special, top them with mayo, ketchup, tartar sauce, vegan ranch, or creamy chipotle sauce.

Serve it as a side dish with any burger or sandwich to make them part of a meal. These vegetable burgers, black bean burgers, and BBQ jackfruit sandwiches go great with them. Enjoy!

Onion Rings in the Air Fryer

15-minute prep time
Time to cook: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

These air fryer onion rings are a great game-day snack or appetizer! Crisp on the outside, delicate on the inside, and bursting with sweet and savory onion taste.


  • 1¼ cups panko bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ heaping teaspoon of sea salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced into ½-inch rings
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Tartar Sauce, optional, for dipping


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  1. Combine the panko, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt in a rimmed tray. Lightly beat the eggs in a small shallow basin. In a separate small bowl, put the flour.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Each onion ring should be dipped in flour and then tapped to remove any excess flour. Place it on a big platter after dipping it in the egg and coating it with the panko mixture.
  4. Drizzle the onion rings with olive oil and place them in a single layer in the air fryer basket with a little space between them. Make sure the basket isn’t too full. If necessary, work in batches. 8 to 11 minutes in the air fryer, or until golden brown and crunchy. Rep with the rest of. If preferred, serve with tartar sauce.


Tip: Once all of the batches are ready, toss them all back into the air fryer for 1 to 2 minutes to warm any that went cold from the previous batch (no need to place them in a single layer this time).