Air Fryer Onion Rings Recipe


Air Fryer Onion Rings are extra crispy and make a perfect game day snack or party appetizer.
This recipe will blow your mind on how perfectly seasoned, easy to make, and its delicious taste!

These faux-fried onion rings are tender on the inside and so crisp on the outside, just how we love them. They make a great healthier but so delicious snack or side dish. Serve them up with your favorite dipping sauce for the perfect party appetizer or game day snack!

If you're not yet convinced, just have in mind that compared to deep frying you save a lot of oil, have a lot less mess to clean up, and save a good amount of calories. You only need a few tablespoons of oil to get similar results in the Air Fryer, which makes eating onion rings made in the Air Fryer a better-for-you choice than eating onion rings that have been deep fried.
This is a super easy recipe you can perfectly make at home with the same great results as if you were out at the restaurant. Give it a try and you won't regret it.

CategoryDifficultyBeginner


Yields1 Serving
Prep Time45 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time55 mins

 ½ cup (about 2 1/8 oz.) all-purpose flour
 1 tsp smoked paprika
 1 tsp kosher salt, divided
 1 large egg
 1 tbsp water
 1 cup whole-wheat panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs)
 10 oz sweet onion, cut into 1/2-in.-thick rounds and separated into rings
 Cooking spray
 ¼ cup plain 1% low-fat Greek yogurt
 2 tbsp canola mayonnaise
 1 tbsp ketchup
 1 tsp Dijon mustard
 ¼ tsp garlic powder
 ¼ tsp paprika

1

Stir together flour, smoked paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt in a shallow dish. Lightly beat egg and water in a second shallow dish. Stir together panko and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a third shallow dish. Dredge onion rings in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Dip in egg mixture, allowing any excess to drip off. Dredge in panko mixture, pressing to adhere. Coat both sides of onion rings well with cooking spray.

2

Place onion rings in single layer in air fryer basket, and cook in batches at 375°F until golden brown and crispy on both sides, 10 minutes, turning onion rings over halfway through cooking. Cover to keep warm while cooking remaining onion rings.

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3

Meanwhile, stir together yogurt, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, garlic powder, and paprika in a small bowl until smooth. To serve, place 6 to 7 onion rings on each plate with 2 tablespoons sauce.

Ingredients

 ½ cup (about 2 1/8 oz.) all-purpose flour
 1 tsp smoked paprika
 1 tsp kosher salt, divided
 1 large egg
 1 tbsp water
 1 cup whole-wheat panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs)
 10 oz sweet onion, cut into 1/2-in.-thick rounds and separated into rings
 Cooking spray
 ¼ cup plain 1% low-fat Greek yogurt
 2 tbsp canola mayonnaise
 1 tbsp ketchup
 1 tsp Dijon mustard
 ¼ tsp garlic powder
 ¼ tsp paprika

Directions

1

Stir together flour, smoked paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt in a shallow dish. Lightly beat egg and water in a second shallow dish. Stir together panko and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a third shallow dish. Dredge onion rings in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Dip in egg mixture, allowing any excess to drip off. Dredge in panko mixture, pressing to adhere. Coat both sides of onion rings well with cooking spray.

2

Place onion rings in single layer in air fryer basket, and cook in batches at 375°F until golden brown and crispy on both sides, 10 minutes, turning onion rings over halfway through cooking. Cover to keep warm while cooking remaining onion rings.

3

Meanwhile, stir together yogurt, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, garlic powder, and paprika in a small bowl until smooth. To serve, place 6 to 7 onion rings on each plate with 2 tablespoons sauce.

Air Fryer Onion Rings Recipe

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