Air Fryer Onion Rings

These homemade crispy Airfryer Lid Onion Rings are so delicious that if you serve these as snacks, your guests will lick their fingers. These come out easily in no time and are best served as snacks. Kids are sure to love these crunchy onion rings. You can also serve these crispy onion rings as a side with your favorite steak or Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin.

If you want more Instant Pot Air fryer Lid recipes, you can check these delicious Carrot Bacon Chips.

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Crispy Onion Rings




Prep Time:

15 minutes

Freeze Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

10 minutes

Total Time:

40 minutes


Vegan, Vegetarian, Low fat


Instant Pot, Air Fryer lid, Easy, Appetizer, Snacks, Side Dish


American, International

  • 1½ cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced into ½-inch thick rings
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  1. Shower the Air fryer basket with olive oil cooking spray.
  2. Combine the flour, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Now, crack in an egg and pour in the buttermilk. Gently stir until well combined.
  4. Place the panko breadcrumbs in a separate large bowl.
  5. Coat the onions with the flour-buttermilk mixture and then, dredge in the breadcrumbs.
  6. Transfer the breaded onion rings to the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  7. Arrange the onion rings in the Air fryer basket and move the basket inside the Instant Pot.
  8. Secure the Air fryer lid on the Instant Pot and Air Fry for about 10 minutes at 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Serve hot with your favorite dip.
Calories 166
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.2g 13%
Saturated Fat 8.7g 43%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 418mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 14.5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3.1g 11%
Total Sugars 6g  
Protein 4.8g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 356mg 8%

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