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Air Fryer Onion Rings

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5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Serves 4
These air fryer onion rings are such a fun appetizer or game day snack! They're crispy on the outside, tender in the middle, and filled with sweet and savory onion flavor.


  • cups panko bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ heaping teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced into ½-inch rings
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Tartar Sauce, optional, for dipping


  • On a rimmed tray, mix the panko, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. In a small shallow bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Place the flour in another small bowl.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 370°F.
  • Dip each onion ring into the flour, then tap to remove any excess flour. Dip it in the egg, coat with the panko mixture, and then place on a large plate.
  • Drizzle the onion rings with olive oil and transfer them right into the air fryer basket in a single layer with a little space between each ring. Don’t overcrowd the basket. Work in batches if necessary. Air fry for 8 to 11 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Repeat with remaining onion rings. Serve with tartar sauce, if desired.


Tip: Once all batches are finished, toss them all back into the air fryer (no need to place in a single layer this time) for 1 to 2 minutes to warm any that got cold from the first batch.