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Air Fryer Onion Rings Recipe

This air fryer onion rings recipe is a simple and deceptively guilt-free snack for yourself and your friends. It can be addictive!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer onion rings, air fryer onion rings recipe, frozen onion rings in air fryer, how to make onion rings in air fryer, onion rings in air fryer
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Luna Regina



  • Preheat the air fryer to 350°F.
  • Place an onion on your cutting board. Hold it on its side and slice off the top (not the root end). Cut it into half-inch-thick ring slices. Use your hands to separate the slices into rings. Measure out 4.5 oz onion rings (cut more onions if necessary), and put the ones you want to use in a bowl.
  • In another bowl, whisk together 2 medium eggs, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, and 1 tbsp milk. Set aside.
  • In a third bowl, mix 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp breadcrumbs with 0.25 grated parmesan cheese.
  • Add 2 tbsp all-purpose flour to the onion bowl and gently toss to coat them evenly. Dip each ring into the egg mixture, then finally into the breadcrumb bowl. Use one hand to touch the wet mixture, and the other for the dry mixture in order to avoid making lumps in the breadcrumb bowl. Place the rings on a large baking tray or dish.
  • Place onion rings in the preheated air fryer, and cook for 10 minutes (flip halfway). Try to arrange them such that you can cook as many as possible at a time — we only needed to cook two batches.
  • Serve with mayo and ketchup.


(*) Only part of these ingredients will end up in the final product and we have calculated nutritional values based on those amounts. The whole amount is needed for the coating and cooking process, but what actually ends up being consumed is 1/2 cup and 2 tbsp of breadcrumbs and 0.25 oz grated parmesan.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg