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a white plate of crispy onion rings with a small cup of ketchup. Garnished with a piece of green leaf lettuce.
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Air Fryer Onion Rings

These crispy seasoned onion rings are so easy and quick to make! Enjoy healthier onion rings whenever you like with this simple Air Fryer Onion Rings recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: air fryer onion rings
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 310kcal
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  • Air fryer
  • Cooling Rack
  • Baking sheet



  • Peel onion and cut into ½ " thick slices. Separate slices, reserving the smaller rings for last.
  • Combine flour, paprika, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder in a small shallow bowl.
  • In a second bowl, whisk egg and buttermilk. Place breadcrumbs in a third bowl.
  • Dip each onion ring into the egg mixture.
  • Then dredge onion through the flour mixture.
  • Place on a cooling rack set over a baking sheet while you continue to dip the rest of the rings.
  • Dip into the egg mixture again, allowing the excess liquid to drip off, the dredge through the breadcrumb mixture, pressing to adhere the crumbs. Set coated rings on the cooling rack.
  • Lightly spray rings with cooking spray. Place rings in the air fryer in a single layer, nesting the smaller ones inside the larger ones. Cook at 400F/204C for 10-15 minutes, until golden and crispy on the outside.
  • Transfer cooked onion rings to a baking sheet and repeat with remaining rings.



  • Any large onion can be used. Try yellow, white, or sweet onion varieties. 
  • Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the "Air Fry" function.
  • Pro Tip: Check your food as it cooks. Each air fryer runs a bit differently. Sometimes airfrying is a trial and error process. Check your food as it cooks to learn your air fryer better!  When cooking a new recipe or food items be sure to check your food often to help avoid over/under cooking.
Have oven recipes that you’d like to convert to an air fryer recipe? Use our Air Fryer Calculator to help you estimate cooking times and temps! Calculator here: https://airfryereats.com/air-fryer-conversion-air-fryer-calculator/


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 988mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1034IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 4mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.