These in the come out SO that you’d never know they weren’t deep-fried.
Thanks to the fried you’d order off a menu., we don’t need any oil at all, keeping the calories and lower than deep-
The best part about making in the is that you can use ANY brand of !
I used these from Kroger, which happen to use minced , but any traditional will cook the exact same way. One of my favorites are , and those would work great as .
How to in the
Making is truly as simple as adding your to the and then , but there are a few important notes worth mentioning.
First and foremost, you do not want to overcrowd the . An achieves that beautiful crisp by circulating hot air around the , so when you crowd the basket, the air cannot circulate as well.
In other words, too much food in the = a lackluster crisp!
Instead, stick with a single layer of to maximize the crispiness. Much like my Parmesan Truffle Fries (a favorite of mine), the crisp is what sets these apart from the oven-baked version.
The other important note is to preheat the . While you can get away with not preheating the , it’s the other secret to achieving a . for a couple of minutes prior to adding your
If you do not preheat the , you may just need another minute of .
the at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
If you use an the over after 5 minutes. that has shelves instead of a basket, you can simply flip
Remove the fried and serve with your !
Note that if you make with , you’ll need to use some kind of or to help prevent the cooked from becoming too dry (much like the way I make my Chicken Sandwich).
What to serve with
are a great side dish for virtually any sandwich, and lucky for you, I’ve got plenty of sandwich recipes here on my blog! Here are some of my favorites (bonus points if you put an ON the sandwich):
- Stuffed Mac and Cheese Burgers
- Spinach & Feta Air Fryer Turkey Burgers
- Chicken Parm Sandwich
- Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Sandwich
- Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich in the Air Fryer
- 1 Bag of Frozen Onion Rings
- That's it!
- Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees for a couple of minutes. You can skip the preheating if necessary, but it's the key to getting these onion rings crispy.
- Add your onion rings to the air fryer basket in a single layer. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to do 2 batches.
- Air fry at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through. You can flip each onion ring individually, but I'm all about keeping things simple.
- Remove from the air fryer and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
- Any brand or type of onion rings should require the same cook time. Frozen onion rings will be ready after 7-8 minutes, but if you want them truly crispy, go for 10 minutes.
- Without an air fryer, you can cook frozen onion rings in the oven. Most packages will include instructions on the best time & temperature, but 425 degrees F for 10-12 minutes (flipping halfway) should work well.
- Calories and nutrition listed below will vary based on the brand of frozen onion rings used.
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 6 Onion Rings
Amount Per Serving Calories 200Total Fat 8gCarbohydrates 28gProtein 3g