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Ah, onion rings—the ultimate deep-fried indulgence. Thanks to your air fryer, you can rescue this crunchy favorite from the realm of diet banishment and invite it back to your plate. These rings of allium awesomeness come out of the air fryer boasting a superbly crispy coating without any heavy greasiness. And if you’ve ever had comeback sauce, you know its tangy and sweet flavor is the perfect pairing with the crunchy, savory onion.

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Recipe Summary

15 mins
55 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 6 to 7 onion rings, 2 tbsp. sauce)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together flour, smoked paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt in a shallow dish. Lightly beat egg and water in a second shallow dish. Stir together panko and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a third shallow dish. Dredge onion rings in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Dip in egg mixture, allowing any excess to drip off. Dredge in panko mixture, pressing to adhere. Coat both sides of onion rings well with cooking spray.

  • Place onion rings in single layer in air fryer basket, and cook in batches at 375°F until golden brown and crispy on both sides, 10 minutes, turning onion rings over halfway through cooking. Cover to keep warm while cooking remaining onion rings.

  • Meanwhile, stir together yogurt, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, garlic powder, and paprika in a small bowl until smooth. To serve, place 6 to 7 onion rings on each plate with 2 tablespoons sauce.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; fat 5g; saturated fat 1g; protein 7g; carbohydrates 25g; fiber 3g; sugars 5g; sodium 414mg.