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Air Fryer Onion Rings

Crispy, crunchy and flavorful! Making onion rings in your air fryer keeps the fat and clean up to a minimum.

Air Fryer Onion Rings dipping

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 medium size yellow onion
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Dried spices: Garlic powder- Onion powder – Paprika- Salt/Pepper

Onion: Yellow is what I like to use for onion rings. They are a bit sweeter and a little less strong in flavor than the white variety. With that being said, a white onion will also work.

How to Slice the Onion: First, remove the peel of the onion. Then, slice the onion crosswise about 1/4 inch thick. Then, seperate the onion into individual rings.

Panko Breadcrumbs: I prefer to use panko breadcrumbs for these. They are lighter than using regular breadcrumbs and give the onion rings a nice crunchy coating. If you wish, regular breadcrumbs can be used instead.

Air Fryer Onion Rings

How to Make:

  • First, slice onion ( see above for how to)
  • Next, set up three shallow dishes. Your first dish will contain the beaten eggs. The second will contain flour and dried spices. The last dish will contain the breadcrumbs.
  • Take one raw onion ring and coat it first in the flour mixture, next, in the eggs. Finally, coat it in the breadcrumbs. Repeat with remaining raw onion rings.
  • They are ready to cook.

A few things to note:

  • Spray the basket of your air fryer before adding the onion rings for cooking.
  • Be sure to work in batches. Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket.
  • Cooking time may vary, depending on your air fryer. For your first batch, cook just 1 or 2 rings to test.
Yield: approx 10 rings

Air Fryer Onion Rings

Air Fryer Onion Rings- Table for Seven

Air Fryer Onion Rings-Crispy, crunchy and flavorful! Making onion rings in your air fryer keeps the fat and clean up to a minimum.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 medium size onion, sliced in half
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup flour
  • salt/pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried paprika


  1. Set up 3 shallow bowls: In the first, add whisk eggs. In the second, the breadcrumbs. In the third, add flour and dried spices. Mix them together lightly.
  2. Coat each ring in the flour mixture, then, the egg mixture and finally, the breadcrumbs.
  3. Continue with remaining raw onion rings.
  4. Spray the air fryer basket with non stick cooking spray. Working in batches, cook coated rings in the air fryer for 5-7 minutes at 375 degrees.


  • adapted from tasty

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 192mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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