How to Make Homemade Onion Rings in Air Fryer

How to Make Homemade Onion Rings in Air Fryer

Thanks to Frieling  for sending us an Air Fryer to share How to Make Homemade Onion Rings in Air Fryer. 

We don’t eat a lot of fried foods in our home because of the added fats.  When the idea of an Air Fryer came into mind, I thought what a brilliant concept, but does it really work?  

We all know there is nothing better than a good french fry right out of the oil, or even a fried donut hot out of the pan.  Since making these Homemade Onion rings, we have made frozen french fries, bacon and Fried Oreos in the Air Fryer and have not been disappointed.

How to Make Homemade Onion Rings in Air Fryer

Our Air Fryer is now a permanent fixture on our kitchen counter and I think I have purchased more frozen potato products recently than in a year. 

Onion Rings are a fan favorite in our home so I thought I would try to make them from scratch.  Making them in the air fryer produces a  crispy coating without any heavy greasiness.

We have paired these homemade onion rings with a homemade comeback sauce for a tasty side dish or appetizer. 

The only downside, is you have to make these in batches and keep them warm in the oven.  If you were frying them I guess you would have the same issue of doing them in batches unless you had a restaurant size deep fryer. 

How to Make Air Fryer Onion Rings

Step 1  Set up a Dipping Station

How to Make Homemade Onion Rings in Air Fryer

Bowl 1: Stir together flour, smoked paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt in a shallow dish.

Bowl 2: Lightly beat egg and water in a second shallow dish.

Bowl 3: Stir together panko and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a third shallow dish.

DIP Your Onion Pieces

How to Make Homemade Onion Rings in Air Fryer

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 oil spray not nonstick spray.

“Fry” The Onion Rings

Place onion rings in a single layer in the 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.

How to Make Homemade Onion Rings in Air Fryer

Make the Comeback Sauce

Meanwhile, stir together yogurt, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, garlic powder, and paprika in a small bowl until smooth. (This can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge)

What we like about the Frieling Air Fryer

How to Make Homemade Onion Rings in Air Fryer

  • Generous size fits as much as 2 lbs. of French fries and allows the bacon to lie flat so it cooks to perfection
  • 6 Programmable settings for your favorite dishes
  • Top cover and heating element is removable for easy cleaning

Make Frozen Onion Rings in Air Fryer

Just place frozen Onion Rings in the basket of the Air Fryer.  No need to place them in a single layer.  Cook at 450 for 20 minutes, turning over at least halfway but the more times the better!

How to Make Homemade Onion Rings in Air Fryer

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup whole-wheat panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs)
  • 1 (10-oz.) sweet onion, cut into 1/2-in.-thick rounds and separated into rings
  • Cooking spray
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup plain 1% low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

    1. Stir together flour, smoked paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt in a shallow dish.
    2. Lightly beat egg and water in a second shallow dish.
    3. Stir together panko and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a third shallow dish.
    4. 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.
    5. Place onion rings in a single layer in the 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.
    6. Cover to keep warm while cooking remaining onion rings
    7. Make Sauce: together yogurt, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, garlic powder, and paprika in a small bowl until smooth. To serve, place 6 to 7 onion rings on eac

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