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air fried fish fillets served with rice and green peas

Air Fryer Crispy Fish

Air Fryer Crispy Fish is air-fried until it is crispy and crunchy on the outside with tender, flaky white fish on the inside.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Crispy Fish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 427kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 1/2 lbs. white fish fillets about 1/2-inch thick - I used cod
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  • In a medium shallow bowl whisk together the cornmeal, flour, Cajun seasoning, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the mayonnaise and lemon juice to another bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Add the fish fillets to the mayo bowl and gently toss until completely covered.
  • After that, dip each filet into the flour mixture until all sides are covered
  • Next, arrange the fish filets into the Air Fryer basket in a single layer without touching each other, if needed cook in batches.
  • Air fry at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, or until golden and crispy. Flip the filets after 5 minutes of cooking. Repeat with the remaining filets.
  • Serve with lemon and tartar sauce.


Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 792mg | Potassium: 672mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg