Can You Put Onion Rings In An Air Fryer? (read this first)

If you love onion rings but want to cut down on the amount of fat you’re consuming, these air fried onion rings are for you. Everyone loves the flavour and texture of fried onion rings. The thing that’s off putting to some people is the amount of fat they hold onto.

This recipe removes almost all of that fat from the equation. Making these air fried onion rings the best ever.

Why You’ll Love Air Fried Onion Rings

There are several reasons why we’re convinced you’ll love these air fried onion rings including;

  • Healthy Option
    The one thing wrong with regular onion rings is the amount of grease and fat they hold onto. These air fried onion rings uses a minimal amount of oil and yet the onion rings are as crisp as if they were deep fried
  • Fast cook time
    These air fried onion rings will take about 10 minutes to cook
  • Minimal mess
    Unlike conventional deep fat fried onion rings, these air fried onion rings create hardly any mess at all
  • Deliciously tasty
    If you never knew they’d been cooked in an air fryer, you’d believe they were deep fried. The taste is identical as is the texture, it’s just the fat content that’s changed-for the better

How To Make Onion Rings In An Air Fryer

To make perfect onion rings every time just follow this simple recipe.

Ingredients

  • 227g (8 ounces) Onions
  • 150g (1 ¼ cups) Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 60g (½ cup) Plain Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Method

  1. Set up a dipping station by placing the flour in one bowl, the beaten egg in a second bowl and the breadcrumbs, garlic powder and salt in a third bowl
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 185 C (365 F)
  3. Slice the peeled onions into 12mm (½ inch) slices
  4. Separate the slices into rings
  5. Dip each onion ring in the flour
  6. Then the egg and finish in the breadcrumbs
  7. Arrange the onion rings in a single layer in the air fryer basket
  8. Spray with olive oil
  9. Air fry at 185 C (370 F) for 8 to 10 minutes or until the onion rings are golden brown and crispy
  10. Serve immediately

Air Fried Onion Rings Cooking Tips

  • We used brown onions but you can use any onions you prefer
  • We used olive oil but you can use any oil you prefer
  • If cooking in batches, the second and subsequent batches will take slightly less time to cook
  • If you do cook in batches and you want to serve them all in one go, place them all in the air fryer together (once all batches are cooked) and reheat for 2 minutes before serving
  • Cooking times are for guidance only as all air fryers are different
  • Panko breadcrumbs give that extra crunchiness to the onion rings but you can use regular breadcrumbs if you prefer

Can You Cook Store Bought Onion Rings In An Air Fryer?

Onion Rings

Cooking store bought onion rings in an air fryer is so easy and takes around 10 minutes in total.

Ingredients

  • 227g (8 ounces) Store Bought Onion Rings

Method

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 180 C (350 F)
  2. Place the onion rings in the air fryer basket
  3. Cook for 4 minutes
  4. Turn the onion rings
  5. Cook for a further 4 minutes or until crispy
  6. Serve

Can You Cook Frozen Onion Rings In An Air Fryer?

Cooking frozen onion rings in the air fryer takes hardly any time at all.

Ingredients

  • 227g (8 ounces) Frozen Onion Rings

Method

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 180 C (350 F)
  2. Place the frozen onion rings in the air fryer basket
  3. Air fry for 5 minutes
  4. Shake the basket
  5. Air fry for a further 2 to 3 minutes or until crispy
  6. Serve

Air Fried Frozen Onion Rings Cooking Tips

  • Not all frozen onion rings are the same, some will need to be sprayed with a little olive oil to prevent them drying out
  • Cooking times may vary depending on the make and model air fryer you own

Why did Mr. Potato Head have a mobile phone?
In case Mr. Onion Rings! 😂

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are my onion rings soggy in the air fryer?

If your onion rings are soggy after being cooked in the air fryer, it is probably because they were either; overcrowded in the air fryer basket, coated in too much oil or the air fryer wasn’t preheated.

How long should you cook onion rings in an air fryer?

Onion rings will take around 8 to 10 minutes in the air fryer at 185 C (365 F).

How long does it take to heat up frozen onion rings in an air fryer?

It will take around 6 to 8 minutes to heat up frozen onion rings in an air fryer at 180 C (350 F).

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