Air Fryer Onion Rings - Bearcookers

Air fryer onion rings are crispy and oh so good. Thinly sliced onion rings dipped in a batter and panko crumbs


  • Begin by making the batter. Mix together flour, cornstarch, seasoning and milk. Flour, cornstarch, salt, milk
  • Dip onion ring into batter and then in Panko crumbs. Make sure to fully cover the ring. 
  • Spray basket with oil and place them in a single layer in fryer basket. Spray the top of rings with oil to help brown. 
  • Cook at 380 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Be sure to flip the rings over half way through cooking.Rings of onions and bowl with batter and panko crumbs

      Do you preheat?

      The purpose of preheating is to get the machine warm. I usually only do this when I am cooking meat to ensure I get a proper cook throughout the meat. 

      I did not preheat for the recipe and they turn out great every time. 

      Can you freeze?

      Yes! Once they have cooked and cooled, place on a cookie sheet and place in freezer. Once the rings have frozen, place them in an air tight, freezer safe bag. They are good for up to 3 months. 


      Frozen onion rings in air fryer

      If you have a bag of frozen rings, place them in the fryer basket. Cook at 400 degrees F for approximately 10 minutes. Make sure to flip them over half way through cooking time. 


      • Cut the onion into about 1/2-inch rings. 
      • Don’t stack the rings in the basket. You want them to be in a single layer so that they are able to crisp up and cook evenly.
      • You can add extra seasoning immediately after they have finished cooking. I usually add a pinch of salt to finish them off.
      • Try serving them with a side of this zesty onion ring dipping sauce for extra flavor.


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