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Air Fryer Fish Recipe – Ready In 6 Minutes

This easy air fryer fish recipe needs only a few ingredients and just 6 minutes of cooking time. The hot air of the air fryer will work through your piece of fish in no time and will make you question why you ever leaned on deep frying in the past.

air fryer fish recipe

It takes less time to make this piece of fish in the air fryer than it would in your oven. Owning an air fryer is an absolute game changer. This easy weeknight dinner is one that everyone in your family will enjoy. Start with fresh seafood and work on a panko mixture that is filled with flavor.

You want to look for air fryer fish sticks that are golden brown. That is the color to aim for!

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh halibut, whitefish, or other mild fish
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning salt or a cajun seasoning
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • nonstick cooking oil spray
  • fresh lemon, optional for serving
  • tartar sauce for serving
panko breadcrumb mixture

Directions: 

Preheat air fryer by heating it at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.  In a shallow bowl, mix together flour and seasoning. In a separate shallow dish, beat two eggs. In a third shallow dish, add bread crumbs. Set aside. 

breadcrumbs on fish

Slice fish into 1/2″ long pieces. Dip into flour, coating all sides, follow with a bath in egg, coating both sides, and finally in the bread crumbs, coating all sides. Spray both sides with nonstick cooking spray. Place fish into the air fryer basket. 

Cook the fish at 350 for 6 minutes, checking halfway through and flipping if necessary. You’ll want to flip if the bottom of the fish begins to brown faster than the top. I did not need to flip my fish. Continue cooking. 

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Serve immediately with fresh lemon and tartar sauce. 

This recipe serves 4.

Tips and Variations

  • Serve this crispy fish alongside lemon wedges, french fries, and some homemade tartar sauce.
  • If you’d like to add additional seafood seasoning to your batter, it will change the flavor profile of the dish. We like to use Old Bay seasoning, onion powder, simple garlic powder, or lemon pepper seasoning.
  • For easy cleanup, consider adding parchment paper to the bottom of your air fryer before browning.
  • To store, simply use an airtight container to store any leftovers.
  • Because there isn’t a lot of oil used in this recipe, you won’t have to worry about patting down any fried fish with a paper towel. That’s the best thing about using an air fryer. Less oil!
  • If you don’t want to use halibut, you could also consider cod fillets or another type of delicate fish for this healthy lunch idea.
air fryer fish recipe

Air Fryer Fish Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This easy air fryer fish recipe needs only a few ingredients and just 6 minutes of cooking time. The hot air of the air fryer will work through your piece of fish in no time and will make you question why you ever leaned on deep frying in the past.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh halibut, whitefish, or other mild fish
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning salt or a cajun seasoning
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • nonstick cooking oil spray
  • fresh lemon, optional for serving
  • tartar sauce for serving

Instructions

    • Preheat air fryer by heating it at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. 
    • In a shallow bowl, mix together flour and seasoning. In a separate shallow dish, beat two eggs. In a third shallow dish, add bread crumbs. Set aside. 
    • Slice fish into 1/2" long pieces. Dip into flour, coating all sides, follow with a bath in egg, coating both sides and finally in the bread crumbs, coating all sides. Spray both sides with nonstick cooking spray. Place fish into the air fryer basket. 
    • Cook the fish at 350 for 6 minutes, checking halfway through and flipping if necessary. You'll want to flip if the bottom of the fish begins to brown faster than the top. I did not need to flip my fish. Continue cooking. 
    • Serve immediately with fresh lemon and tartar sauce. 
    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 580Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 215mgSodium: 2580mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 58g

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