- Crispy Air Fryer Onion Rings are perfectly seasoned, dipped in batter, dredged in panko breadcrumbs and then cooked to crispy-perfection in the Air Fryer! 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!
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt, divided
1/2 cup buttermilk, see tips above for making your own
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 large yellow sweet onion, sliced 1/2-inch thick and separated into rings
Oil Spray, optional
You need three shallow bowls or deep plates. In the first one combine flour, paprika, and ½ tsp salt. In the second combine buttermilk (or milk and vinegar/lemon juice) and egg, then add ¼ cup of the flour mixture from the first bowl. In the third combine panko breadcrumbs, ½ tsp salt and olive oil with a fork until the oil is evenly distributed.
Dredge the onion rings in the flour mixture, drop them in the buttermilk mixture and then dredge them in the panko mixture.
Place onion rings in a single layer in the Air Fryer basket. You can place smaller rings inside bigger rings if necessary, just make sure there is space between them.
Cook at 400°F until golden brown and crispy, about 12-15 minutes. Spray with some cooking spray after about 6 minutes.