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Breaded Fish in Air Fryer

Making breaded fish in an air fryer is super easy. There is no special step needed to prepare this dish, and the result is very yummy. Moist in the inside and crunchy on the outside, just like breaded fish should be.

When makin breaded fish in air fryer, there are two important things you need to know about:

  • It won’t have such a nice golden color as if you deep fried it.
  • The fish itself stays extremely moist, it’s kind of difficult to overcook.

Are There Any Tricks?

There are no tricks when it comes to making breaded fish in an air fryer. Among all the kitchen gadgets, an air fryer is completely suitable to prepare this dish.

Try to use any type of fish with a white and firm meat. I used cod filet in this recipe, but you can use haddock, hake, cusk, tilapia, pollock, striped bass, or white sea bass.

Preparing fish fillet for breading

Frozen fish fillet is perfect for breading, there is no special preparation needed. When using frozen fish, thaw the meat before using it in this recipe.

As far as breading the fish, do as you would do with any regular breaded fish. Pat the fish dry before breading it. Serve it fresh, with some lemon wedges and any side dish of your choice.

Breaded fish in air fryer

Cooking Time And Temperature

When making any dish in an air fryer, there are two important questions: cooking time and temperature.

For breaded fish, these can largely vary based on your personal preference (how do you like the fish) and the thickness of the fillet.

The following settings will work for a regular fish fillet, resulting in an extremely moist and yummy breaded fish:

  • Temperature: 355 F.
  • Cooking time: 14 minutes.
Breaded fish in air fryer

Breaded Fish in Air Fryer

Crunchy and moist breaded fish without using any fat
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 4 prople


  • 4 slices fish fillet
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • salt
  • black pepper


  • Preheat the air fryer and prepare a 3-step breading station. Put the flour on a plate, whisk the egg in another one with some salt, and put the breadcrumbs on a third one. Prepare a 4th plate for the breaded fish fillet.
  • Pat the fish dry, season with salt and black pepper.
    Preparing fish fillet for breading
  • Bread the fish the traditional way. First dredge the slices in flour, then in the egg mixture and finally cover with the breadcrumbs.
    Making breaded fish in air fryer 1
  • Fry the breaded fish for 14 minutes at 355 F. Turn them after 7 minutes.
  • Breaded fish in air fryer is ready. Serve it warm, fresh and crunchy!
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