Crispy air fryer onion rings cooked to perfection in next to no time! You know what it’s like, you’ve got no time to cook, and your family wants onion rings! Well, grab a bag of frozen onion rings and head on over to the air fryer!
Why you’ll love this quick air fryer recipe
Forget the deep fryer, once you see how simple it is to cook frozen onion rings in the air fryer, you’ll never cook them any other way!
What ingredients will I need?
One ingredient, that’s all you need, just one and that’s frozen onion rings.
Is using an air fryer easy?
Yes, it is SO easy.
Just make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions and you’ll easily master it.
It saves having to turn the oven on, not as much mess, and even acts as a second oven when you have a family for dinner.
How does an air fryer work?
An air fryer has a motor that sits at the top of the frying machine.
It pushes air down and circulates it around your food, this mimics the process of deep-frying, without all of the oil.
Generally speaking, an air fryer will cook your food in a much healthier way.
What air fryer do we use?
We’re asked this a lot.
We’ve used the ninja brand before which is great, but we prefer the Instant pot Vortex air fryers.
They are super easy and our onion rings cooked amazing!
Our favorite air fryer is the Instant pot Vortex and we like this for its intuitive display, the filter stops lasting food smells, and you can see your food cooking through the glass panel and light function.
Do I need to defrost the onion rings?
No, you don’t.
Air fryers are great for cooking frozen foods and frozen onion rings are no exception, an air fryer makes it very easy.
Simply place your onion rings in the air fryer basket and get air frying!
What brand of frozen onion rings is best to use?
Use your favorite brand of onion rings, the ones you personally prefer.
If I’m not making homemade onion rings, then I will use McCain onion rings, but I’ve also heard good things about Alexia frozen onion rings too.
Experiment, try a few different brands, and go with what you prefer the most.
How long do frozen onion rings take in the air fryer?
It will depend on the type of air fryer that you have and how crispy you want them, air fryers vary.
Generally, it will take approximately 8 – 10 minutes.
Do I need to add oil?
No, you don’t.
The great thing about using an air fryer for making frozen onion rings is that no oil is necessary, you just place onion rings in the air fryer basket and start cooking.
Optional: If you want crispy onion rings crispier, then place the onion rings in a bowl and add a tablespoon of olive oil, toss the onion rings thoroughly or spray with olive oil.
But we think they turn out perfectly without adding extra oil.
What do you serve air fryer frozen onion rings with?
Do I toss the frozen onion rings in oil?
You’ll find that most frozen onion rings already contain a small amount of oil, so you shouldn’t need to use extra oil.
However, if you want extra crispy onion rings then either toss them in a tablespoon of oil or spray them.
Recipe notes and air frying tips
More easy recipes for you to try
If you like our air fryer frozen onion rings, then why not give these other easy recipes a try? Air fryer asparagus, air fryer Brussels sprouts, air fryer cheesy carrots, air fryer zucchini, and air fryer buffalo cauliflower.
How to cook frozen onion rings with step-by-step instructions
Cooking onion rings in the air fryer is easy if you follow our simple instructions.
A full printable recipe and the measurements in both US customary and metric are available in the recipe card below.
First, preheat your air fryer to 350°F/180°C.
Next, place your favorite frozen onion rings in the air fryer basket, ensuring that you don’t crowd them, and air fry for approximately 8 – 10 minutes, if you have a basket air fryer shake the basket halfway through, if not then turn them carefully with tongs.
Remove the onion rings and serve immediately.
We hope you enjoy making and eating our air fryer onion rings and would love to hear how you got on with them.
Please leave a comment below and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Air fryer frozen onion rings
- 6 oz Onion rings
- First, preheat your air fryer to 350°F/180°C
- Next, place your favorite frozen onion rings in the air fryer basket, ensuring that you don’t crowd them, and air fry for approximately 8 – 10 minutes, if you have a basket air fryer shake the basket halfway through, if not then turn them carefully with tongs. Remove the onion rings and serve immediately!6 oz Onion rings
- Don’t overcrowd the onion rings
To air fry the best-frozen onion rings, you’ll need to allow the air to circulate around them (as with most frozen foods), so don’t overcrowd them, you may need to cook them in batches
- Soggy frozen onion rings?
You’ve either overcrowded the onion rings or not cooked them long enough
- Looking to reheat?
If you want to reheat onion rings, then just cook them for a couple of minutes in the air fryer.
- Cook them and eat them
Onion rings tend to lose their crispiness as they cool
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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