If you ever want to make the best sauteed and caramelized onions, an air fryer is the best tool. Air fryer onions are the best caramelized onions in less than 15 minutes. Plus, this dish requires minimal oil to caramelize the onions.
To saute onions or caramelize them, you need to cook them in a lot of oil and that is too time-consuming. Crispy, golden, and remarkably savory, air fryer onions offer a healthier, quicker, and more convenient alternative to their stovetop counterparts.
This is a simple recipe and also you will get perfectly roasted onions in the air fryer. These are versatile to use in a number of ways indeed. Let's see how to make sauteed onions or caramelized onions in the air fryer.
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Air Fryer Onions
This is a simple recipe with minimal ingredients and effort or preparation required. You can moderate the doneness of the onions you want depending on their further use.
Onions - sliced or diced
Salt & pepper to taste
Olive oil or any vegetable oil
Garlic powder - this is optional. you can also add any other seasonings if you want onions in a particular flavor.
Additional seasonings (Optional) - Paprika or fajita seasonings or Italian seasonings
Slice the onions after slicing off both ends. You can slice them to the size required. But make sure not to cut them very thin as they may get burnt quickly.
Place the onions in a large mixing bowl. Pour in a tbsp of extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder, and/or any seasonings/ herb mix, etc (if added at all). Toss them to season the sliced onions.
Preheat the air fryer to 375 F for 2 - 3 minutes. Now transfer the seasoned onions into the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes at 375 F (190 C), flipping them once halfway through. For more crisp edges cook for 2 - 3 minutes additionally depending on the doneness you want. But be sure to keep an eye on it else it may burn quickly. Check and toss internally after the said timing.
How to use air fryer onions?
This is a healthier way to cook the onions in the air fryer. You can also moderate the doneness of the onions depending on how you are going to use them.
Make your onion soup out of these roasted caramelized onions.
How to store the air-fried onions?
You can store the caramelized onions in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 - 5 days. Let them cool down completely before storing them in the refrigerator. To use them, reheat the onions in the microwave for 1 - 2 min till warm or in the air fryer at 375 F for 2 - 3 minutes.
Expert Tips For The Best Air Fryer Onions
The size of the onions - make sure the onions are not very thin or finely chopped to air fry them. Rather thicker stripes or roughly diced into bite-sized ones are best. The smaller/ thinner the onions the quicker they will get done.
Seasonings - Additional seasonings like paprika, fajita seasonings, Italian seasonings, or any mix of herbs are completely optional and again depend on the uses of the final product.
Quantity - The onions will lose moisture during the process of air frying resulting in a loss of around 2/3rd volume of the raw onions. So plan and consider the amounts keeping that in mind. They will definitely shrink in size with dehydration in air frying.
Air fryer onions are a fantastic addition to various dishes and can be used in numerous recipes to enhance their flavor. The air fryer not only makes them crispy without the need for excessive oil but also reduces the cooking time, making them a convenient and healthier alternative to traditional sautéing.
Caramelized Crispy Air Fryer Onions
Caramelized Air Fryer Onions
- Slice the onions after slicing off both ends.
- Place the onions in a large mixing bowl. Pour in a tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.
- Sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder, and/or any seasonings/ herb mix, etc (if added at all).
- Toss them to season the sliced onions.
- Preheat the air fryer to 375 F for 2 - 3 minutes.
- Now transfer the seasoned onions into the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes at 375 F (190 C), flipping them once halfway through.
- For more crisp edges cook for 2 - 3 minutes additionally depending on the doneness you want.
- Remove once reach desired doneness.
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