Air fryer frozen onion rings are perfectly crispy, less greasy, and have a faster clean-up than deep frying. Any frozen brand works!
Onion rings are so simple but so delicious. Whoever came up with the idea first is a genius and I’m sure we are all very grateful.
Crispy onion rings are a fantastic game-day snack and vegetarian starter. They are delicious on their own with an onion ring dipping sauce like Outback’s blooming onion sauce or as the star addition to burgers and other classic American dishes.
I used to always cook onion rings in my oven or deep fryer, but feel the oven takes too long to get crispy and I’d have to broil them at the end. Whereas the deep fryer gets them too greasy.
That’s when I decided to try out frozen onion rings in air fryer to see if it’s any better. Not only did it take less time than the oven, but they turn out just as crispy as the deep fryer!
How to Cook Onion Rings in Air Fryer
I don’t know about you, but I am not a fan of all that oil spatter a deep fryer creates. Thankfully, an air fryer gives the same crunchy result for most recipes that you would otherwise deep fry, including of course onion rings.
I’d almost bet that you get the best frozen onion rings in the air fryer. It is ready to serve in 10 minutes and there is no oil mayhem.
In my air fryer, I cook about 6 ounces per batch so that the basket isn’t too overcrowded. The air fryer is set to 400° Fahrenheit, I flip at the 5-minute mark, and in another 5 minutes, they are golden brown on both sides.
Reheating Onion Rings in Air Fryer
Have your onion rings been out on the plate for too long? Whenever I am reheating onion rings (not frozen) I set the air fryer to the same temperature but cook them for a shorter time.
From frozen, onion rings will need about 8-10 minutes but when you are just warming them up again around 3-4 minutes is already enough.
Onion Ring Recipes
Normally, I make a list of recommendations for what to serve with the recipe. But in this case, I feel like onion rings really don’t need much more to be enjoyed. Trust me, the plate will be cleared in no time.
Don’t want to serve frozen onion rings? Then try this homemade air fryer onion rings recipe from scratch. And for those on a keto diet, I recommend this keto onion rings recipe that uses almond flour.
When I want to make something special for a party, these bacon onion rings with bacon ranch dressing truly kill. They are absolutely worth the cheat day.
Another recipe that is truly indulgent but vegetarian-friendly is this mozzarella onion rings version. They are also a very good choice when you need a snack for a kids’ party.
Finally, I cannot leave you without this Guinness burger with onion rings recipe. It is too good not to share and makes for a mouthwatering lunch.
You don’t have to go to a restaurant to enjoy good onion rings. You can easily make them from frozen and all you need is a reliable air fryer.
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Recommended Air Fryer Recipes
Crispy Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings
- 13-16 oz Bag or Box of Frozen Onion Rings
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- Spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray or oil. Cooking in batches, place a single layer of frozen onion rings in the air fryer basket.
- Set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 5 minutes, shake the basket to prevent sticking, then cook an additional 4-5 minutes until they are crispy.
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