Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings. Beer battered onion rings cooked from frozen in the air fryer. If you love onion rings, then you’ll love how easy they are to cook from frozen and how the air fryer crisps them up.
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Originally published in 2019. These air fryer frozen onion rings are an updated post with more tips, a recipe video and much more. We hope you like the updated version.
Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings
Onion rings has been one of my guilty pleasures since childhood. I love the crispy coating and the lovely taste of rings of onion from the centre. Even better if they are served with a yummy dipping sauce.
I was a vegetarian for most of my childhood and the side dish of choice was always the onion rings when I was out for dinner in restaurants. My dad hated them and would always give me the onion rings whenever he had a steak dinner.
But onion rings are not just for restaurants and are fantastic for making at home. Especially in the air fryer, as it crisps them to perfection.
Can You Air Fry Frozen Onion Rings?
Yes, you can. Frozen onion rings in the air fryer are amazing. They have a wonderful crunch like deep fried and you can’t just eat the one.
You can cook frozen onion rings from frozen with no need to thaw prior to cooking. Also, because they are not messy like homemade onion rings you can cook them with other things in the air fryer basket at the same time.
Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings – Beer Battered Or Breaded?
The chances are, if you have bought a bag of frozen onion rings from the supermarket, they will either be beer battered or breaded.
Air Fryer Frozen Breaded Onion Rings – When you eat breaded onion rings, you’re often feeling like you’re eating diet food. It never quite feels like it has the X Factor and is lacking something.
Air Fryer Frozen Battered Onion Rings – I like both, BUT I must admit that beer battered taste BETTER.
Even Dominic, who claims he hates onion rings, is smitten with the beer battered variety.
Whether you are cooking beer battered or breaded frozen onion rings in the air fryer, they require the same cooking time.
Making it easy for you to mix and match depending on what frozen onion rings you have in the freezer.
Why Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings?
I love onion rings. But let’s face it, they are a high calorie food. You can grab a 475g bag of frozen onion rings and cook them in the air fryer, instead of the deep fryer for a fraction of the calories.
They are crispy, just like you would expect from a deep fat fryer and really don’t taste any different. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy your favourite guilty pleasure without feeling the same level of guilt.
The Iceland frozen onion rings that I am cooking with, works out at less than 100 calories per portion.
How amazing is that?
How Long To Cook Frozen Onion Rings In Air Fryer?
The frozen onion rings air fryer time is JUST 10 minutes on a high temperature of 200c/400f. Though note, I found that the bigger onion rings were cooked but not crispy, while the small to medium were perfect.
If this happens to you when you are cooking your frozen onion rings, leave the bigger ones in for an extra 3 minutes.
More Air Fryer Frozen Food Recipes
But don’t think that you must stop there as there is plenty of other air fryer frozen food, that also tastes spectacular thanks to how crispy the air fryer cooks your food.
Some other favourite air fryer food recipes include:
- Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
- Air Fryer Frozen Mozzarella Sticks
- Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls
- Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets
- Air Fryer Frozen Mini Pizzas
- Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries
- Air Fryer Frozen Potato Wedges
- Air Fryer Frozen Breaded Mushrooms
- Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks
- Air Fryer Frozen Hash Browns
- How To Cook Frozen Chicken Wings In The Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Chicken Wings From Frozen (3 Ways)
As well as the air fryer frozen recipes that I recommend above, we also have a cookbook that is dedicated to frozen food cooked in the air fryer. It has both healthy and unhealthy air fryer frozen food recipes and is loved by many.
Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings
- Place the frozen onion rings into the air fryer basket.
- Cook for 10 minutes on 200c/400f. Serve warm with your favourite dipping sauce.
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