Air Fryer Onion Rings

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Air Fryer Onion Rings
Air Fryer Onion Rings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large yellow sweet onion, cut into ½-inch thick rings and separate
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Combine ¾ cup flour and salt in a shallow dish. Beat remaining ¼ cup flour, buttermilk, and egg together in a separate shallow dish until smooth and thickened. Add panko bread crumbs to a third shallow dish.
  3. Lightly dredge onion rings in flour. Dip onions rings into buttermilk mixture and drain excess liquid. Dredge onion in panko bread crumbs until evenly coated. 
  4. Arrange onion rings in air fryer basket in a single layer and spray with cooking spray.
  5. Cook onion rings until golden brown, 9 to 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining onion rings.
Mealthy tip:

You can place the smaller rings inside the bigger rings in the air fryer, as long as there is space between them.


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