Buffalo Onion Rings

When we go out to a pub, we often find ourselves substituting fries for either Sweet Potato Fries or Onion Rings. When we’re home, we’re much more likely to make sweet potato fries with our burgers, but every now and then, we just have a hankering for Onion Rings (although they’re a bit more of a chore to make). Such was the case the other day, so we decided to try a different method than our prior recipe. The first one involved a batter, and for this particular iteration, we went with a three step dry coating process. While these ones were a little more cumbersome to make, they got very crispy and were rather enjoyable! They also lended themselves to holding a sauce better…and since we ate these during a football game, we opted to toss them in Buffalo Sauce!

We served our onion rings with a Burger (if you really want to double down on the Buffalo Sauce, try our Buffalo Chicken Burger) and Homemade Coleslaw with paprika mixed in.

Time: 30 Minutes


  • Sweet Onion
  • All Purpose Flour (we needed about 1.5 tablespoons for our onion)
  • 2 Eggs, beaten.
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Buffalo Sauce


  • Place three bowls on a table. Put a tablespoon or two of all purpose flour into one, beat two eggs in the second, and add some bread crumbs to the third.
  • Peel your onion, and slice into round cross-sections. Then, separate the rings.
  • Prep your cooking vessel.
    • If using an air fryer, give the frying basket a quick oil spray. This is how we made ours.
    • If baking, cover a baking sheet with some foil, and give that an oil spray.
    • If deep frying, get your oil ready.
  • Working one at a time coat each onion ring in flour. Then, transfer it over to the egg bowl, and get it nice and eggy. Lastly, toss it in your bread crumbs, and set it aside on your air fryer basket/baking sheet/a plate depending on which cooking method above you’re using.
  • Cook your onion rings with your selected cooking option:
    • Air fry at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes, flipping half way through.
    • Bake for 20 minutes at 275 degrees F, flipping half way through.
    • Deep Fry for a few minutes until your onion rings are crispy and golden brown.
  • When your onion rings are ready, toss them in your favourite Buffalo sauce.
  • Plate, devour, and enjoy!

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