Air fryer onions are a quick and easy way to get tender, yet crispy-edged onions perfect for topping a burger or adding to an omelet.
Onions in the Air Fryer
The air fryer is perfect for frying up a batch of onions to top steaks and burgers. The onions get a nice charred edge, are just soft enough, and full of great flavor. Here are a few tips for making air fryer onions:
First, slice the onion into even-sized pieces. I always cut my onion in half length-wise. Place the flat side down on my board and continue cutting into pieces about ¼ inch thick.
Second, toss the onion with oil and seasonings. Be sure to put them in a single layer when placing them in the fryer basket. Avoid large clumps as you want to allow for airflow around all of the pieces.
Third, when frying you are looking for an end result of onions that are charred and crispy on the edges yet soft and translucent in the middle.
▢ 1 yellow onion large, sliced
▢ 1 tablespoon olive oil
▢ ¼ teaspoon kosher salt adjust to taste
▢ ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper adjust to taste
Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
Toss onions with oil and seasonings. Place in an even layer in the air fryer basket. Depending on the size of your basket you may need to air fry in two batches.
Air fry for 5 minutes. Toss and air fry 5-6 more minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste.