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Air Fryer Onion Rings

Get ready to savor the crispy perfection of our Crispy Air Fryer Onion Rings. These golden, crunchy rings of goodness are the ultimate snack or side dish. With the magic of your air fryer, you can indulge in the irresistible taste and texture of classic onion rings without the guilt of deep frying. Join us in making these delightful treats!

A Crunchy Classic Reinvented

Onion rings are a beloved classic, and our air fryer version retains all the crunchy goodness you crave. We’ve perfected the recipe to achieve that signature crispy coating that gives way to tender, sweet onion with every bite. Whether you’re enjoying them as an appetizer, snack, or accompaniment to your favorite burger, these onion rings are sure to impress.

Healthier and Hassle-Free

With the air fryer, you can enjoy the satisfaction of deep-fried taste and texture while using significantly less oil. It’s a healthier and hassle-free way to indulge in your favorite fried foods. Plus, the cooking process is quicker, so you’ll have your crispy onion rings in no time.

Substitutions and Variations:

Make your Crispy Air Fryer Onion Rings even more tempting with these variations:

  1. Spice it Up: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or paprika to the batter for a hint of heat.
  2. Gluten-Free Option: Use gluten-free flour and breadcrumbs to make this recipe gluten-free.
  3. Dipping Delights: Serve your onion rings with a variety of dipping sauces, such as ranch dressing, sriracha mayo, or honey mustard.

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Now that you’ve discovered the secret to these Crispy Air Fryer Onion Rings, it’s time to enjoy the crunch. Share them with friends, make them a star at your next gathering, or savor them as a delightful snack for yourself. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your dipping sauce preferences with us. Happy air frying!

Tips or Notes:

  • Slice the onions into rings of uniform thickness for even cooking.
  • Work in batches to avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket, ensuring that each ring gets crispy.
  • Lightly spray the onion rings with cooking spray before air frying to enhance their crispiness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use sweet onions for this recipe?

While yellow or white onions are traditionally used for onion rings, sweet onions can be used for a milder, sweeter flavor. They will work well in this recipe.

What can I use if I don’t have buttermilk?

You can make a buttermilk substitute by adding 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of regular milk. Let it sit for a few minutes to curdle before using in the recipe.

Air Fryer Onion Rings

Air Fryer Onion Rings

Recipe by Alexandra
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  • For the Onion Rings:
  • 2 large 2 yellow or white onions, sliced into rings

  • 1 cup 1 (120g) all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup 1 (120g) breadcrumbs

  • 1 teaspoon 1 paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 black pepper

  • 2 large 2 eggs

  • Cooking spray (for spraying the onion rings)

  • For the Dipping Sauce (Optional):
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons 2 mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon 1 hot sauce (adjust to taste)

  • 1 teaspoon 1 Worcestershire sauce

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • For the Dipping Sauce (Optional):
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup, mayonnaise, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Adjust the hot sauce to your preferred level of spiciness. Set aside.


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.
  • In a shallow dish, combine the all-purpose flour, breadcrumbs, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  • In another shallow dish, beat the eggs.
  • Dip each onion ring into the flour mixture, ensuring it’s evenly coated. Shake off any excess flour.
  • Dip the coated onion ring into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off.
  • Return the onion ring to the flour mixture and coat it again, pressing the breadcrumbs mixture onto the ring to adhere.
  • Place the coated onion rings in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they’re not touching.
  • Lightly spray the onion rings with cooking spray.
  • Air fry the rings at 400°F (200°C) for 8-10 minutes, flipping them halfway through, until they’re golden brown and crispy.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining onion rings in batches.
  • Serve your Crispy Air Fryer Onion Rings hot with the optional dipping sauce.
  • Enjoy your homemade onion ring perfection!

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