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fried onion rings with a bowl of yum yum sauce
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Air Fried Onion Rings

Forget the deep fryer and the mess! Makes these simple, crunchy and totally delicious Air Fryer Onion Rings instead! 6 simple ingredients to make onion rings that will rival your favorite restaurant.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 156kcal



  • In a shallow bowl, mix flour with beer and seasoning until smooth (batter will be very thick)
  • Prepare onion by removing ends and slicing into 1/2 inch rings (separate the rings)
  • In another shallow bowl add the panko bread crumbs
  • Pat onions dry with paper towel
  • Dip each ring by hand into the beer mixture and move around to fully coat and shake off any excess
  • Transfer to the panko and carefully sprinkle panko over the onion ring by hand
  • Spray air fryer basket with avocado oil
  • Add onion rings in single layer with plenty of spacing
  • Spray tops with additional avocado oil
  • Cook at 380 degrees for 6-8 minutes, then flip and continue cooking until golden brown, approximately 5-6 additional minutes


  • Panko breadcrumbs work best for this recipe
  • Swap out any gluten-free ingredients for the regular version
  • Use your fingers to coat onions
  • Make sure onion rings don’t touch in air fryer basket, cook in batches if needed
  • Use a sweet onion variety for best results


Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg