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An onion ring made in the air fryer being dipped in sauce
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Air Fryer Onion Rings Recipe

Air fryer onion rings come out just as crispy as deep fried, but with hardly any oil. Try them with one of our tasty dipping sauces!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Keyword: Air Fryer, Onion Rings
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Erica Walker




  • Peel onion and cut off top and bottom stems. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut onion into slices. Gently pull apart the individual onion rings from the onion slices. Set aside.
    Sliced onions on a cutting board
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, milk, egg, seasoning salt, paprika, and garlic powder until smooth. You want to have the consistency of pancake batter. Add more milk to thin or more flour to thicken until you reach the desired consistency. You want the batter to coat the onion ring.
    Place the breadcrumbs in a separate, shallow dish.
    Sliced onions, a bowl of batter, and a bowl of breadcrumbs
  • Take the onion rings one at a time and dip them in the batter. Gently shake off excess batter.
    An onion ring being dipped in batter
  • Next, dip in the breadcrumbs, coating completely. Set each ring aside until ready to air fry
    An onion ring being dipped in breadcrumbs before air frying
  • Carefully place each onion ring in the air fryer basket in a single layer and spray well with cooking spray (or your favorite oil spray). Unless you have a very large air fryer, you will probably have to air fry in batches.
    Onion rings in an air fryer basket
  • Air fry at 375 degrees for 8-9 minutes or until golden brown. There is no need to flip them part-way through.
    All air fryers are different so be sure to check after a few minutes and make time adjustments as needed.
    Carefully remove from air fryer and serve with your favorite dipping sauce (see options above).
    An onion ring made in the air fryer being dipped in sauce


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 844mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 2mg