Air Fryer Crispy Onions

Air Fried Crispy Onion – Make crispy fried onions in an air fryer with just a hint of oil. No need to deep fry them to get the crispy caramelized texture and flavors.


  • 2 medium to large yellow onions (or around 1 lb)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil


  1. Peel and cut onion into thin round slices.
  2. Drizzle oil over the slices and then gently separate the rings.
  3. Place the onion rings in the air fryer basket. Fry them initially at 300F for 10 min. Gently mix the rings at a 5 min interval.
  4. Now lower the temperature down to 240F and continue heating the rings. After every 5 min gently mix the rings. It will take 15-18 min @240F to get the desired color and texture.


  1. You may use either red or yellow onion. However, note that the red onion would result in a darker color of the fried onion.
  2. Cooking times may vary depending on the quantity of the onion in the air fryer. The time stated above is for ~1 lb onion. If you have a slightly larger batch, simply keep frying and checking every 5 min interval at 240F till you get the desired color and texture