Air Fryer Onion Rings Recipe

Your air fryer is the best way to fry healthier food with less mess than traditional frying. These onion rings are perfect for smaller portions and ready within a few minutes. There’s no grease to cleanup afterwards! Pair with the quick French fry dip for an easy homemade alternative.

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Yield: 24 onion rings


For the onion rings:
  • 3 medium sweet yellow onions
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • Nonstick spray, for cooking
  • Minced parsley, garnish (optional)
For the easy fry dip
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup


  1. Prepare the onion rings: Cut the non-root end of the onions off and peel onions. Slice onions into 1/4-inch thick slices and separate each slice to make rings. For thicker onion rings, you could cut them up into 1/2-inch thick slices.
  2. Make the breading station: In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, salt, and pepper. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together eggs and milk until smooth and cohesive. Into a third medium-sized bowl add the panko.
  3. Bread the onion rings: Dip onion rings in the flour mixture to coat well, then into the egg mixture, making sure to shake off any excess, and finally into the panko bowl to fully coat with breadcrumbs. Use your dry hand to pack on the panko so it sticks well. Transfer breaded onion rings to a plate.
  4. Air fry the onion rings: Spray the air fryer basket and the onion rings with non-stick cooking spray. Place onion rings in a single layer in the basket. Air fry the onion rings at 350°F for 5 minutes, then flip the onion rings, and air fry for another 5 minutes on the second side. Remove onion rings and repeat until the rings are all air fried.
  5. Make the fry sauce: In a small bowl combine the mayo and ketchup to make the fry sauce.
  6. Serve the onion rings: Garnish onion rings with parsley, if desired and serve while warm. You can keep air fried onion rings in a 200˚F oven while you finish cooking the other batches. Serve onion rings with the fry sauce or your favorite ring dip.

Source: Simply Recipes

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