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How to Cook Onion Rings in Ninja Air Fryer

Cooking Onion Rings in a Ninja Air Fryer is a simple and delicious way to enjoy this crispy snack. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you make homemade onion rings:


To cook onion rings in a Ninja Air Fryer and achieve the desired flavor, the following ingredients are needed:

  1. Large onions (sweet onions or yellow onions work well)
  2. All-purpose flour
  3. Bread crumbs or panko
  4. Egg wash (whisked eggs with a splash of milk or water)
  5. Cooking oil spray
  6. Salt and pepper (to taste)
  7. Optional seasonings: paprika, garlic powder, etc.


Simple and clear directions are provided below on how to make Onion Rings in a Ninja Air Fryer:

Step 1: Prepare the Onions:

Peel the onions and slice them into rings, about 1/2 inch thick. Separate the rings and set them aside.

Step 2: Prepare the Coating:

In separate shallow dishes, place the all-purpose flour, egg wash, and bread crumbs or panko. Season the flour and bread crumbs with salt, pepper, and any optional seasonings you prefer.

Step 3: Coat the Onion Rings:

Dip each onion ring into the flour, shaking off any excess. Next, dip it into the egg wash, allowing any excess to drip off. Finally, coat the onion ring with the seasoned bread crumbs or panko, pressing lightly to adhere the crumbs to the onion.

Step 4: Spray with Cooking Oil:

Lightly spray the coated onion rings with cooking oil on both sides. This step will help them become crispy during air frying.

Step 5: Preheat the Ninja Air Fryer:

Turn on your Ninja Air Fryer and preheat it to 375°F (190°C) for about 3 minutes.

Step 6: Air Fry the Onion Rings:

Place the coated onion rings in the Ninja Air Fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they are not overcrowded. If necessary, cook the onion rings in batches.

Step 7: Air Fry:

Slide the loaded basket into the Air Fryer. Set the timer for approximately 6-8 minutes, flipping the onion rings halfway through the cooking time to ensure even browning.

Step 8: Check for Doneness:

After the timer is up, check the onion rings. They should be golden brown and crispy.

Step 9: Serve:

Once the onion rings are cooked and crispy, remove them from the Ninja Air Fryer and serve immediately. Enjoy your homemade onion rings!


  1. Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the onion rings and the specific model of your Ninja Air Fryer. Adjust the time as needed to achieve your desired level of crispiness.
  2. Feel free to customize the seasoning to your taste. You can add spices like paprika, garlic powder, or cayenne pepper to the flour or bread crumbs for extra flavor.
  3. Serve the onion rings with your favorite dipping sauce, such as ketchup, barbecue sauce, or aioli.
  4. With the Ninja Air Fryer, you can enjoy crispy and delicious onion rings without the need for excessive oil. Happy cooking!

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