Air Fried Crispy Onion

Air Fried Crispy Onion

These air-fried crispy onions are a healthier and flavorful alternative to deep-fried versions. They are perfect for topping salads, burgers, casseroles, or simply enjoying as a snack.


  • 2 large onions (preferably yellow or white)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 300°F (150°C).
  2. Slice the onions: Thinly slice the onions using a sharp knife or mandoline. Aim for even, consistent slices, ideally between 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Coat the onions: In a large bowl, toss the sliced onions with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Ensure each onion piece is lightly coated.
  4. Air fry the onions: Spread the coated onions in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Avoid overcrowding, as this can prevent even cooking and crisping.
  5. Cook in batches: Depending on the size and capacity of your air fryer, you may need to cook the onions in batches.
  6. Air fry for 15-20 minutes: Cook the onions for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket gently every 5 minutes to ensure even browning and crisping. Cooking time may vary slightly depending on the thickness of your onion slices and your air fryer model.
  7. Monitor closely: Keep an eye on the onions towards the end of cooking to avoid burning. They should be golden brown and crisp, not dark brown or burnt.
  8. Cool and serve: Once cooked, transfer the crispy onions to a paper towel-lined plate to absorb any excess oil. Allow them to cool slightly before serving.


  • You can use different spices to add extra flavor to your crispy onions, such as paprika, cayenne pepper, or garlic powder.
  • For a sweeter option, drizzle the finished onions with honey or maple syrup before serving.
  • Store leftover crispy onions in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. They may lose some crispness, but they will still be delicious.


(This information is for one serving, assuming 2 tablespoons of crispy onions)

  • Calories: 40
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Sodium: 30mg

Enjoy your delicious and healthy air-fried crispy onions!

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