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Crispy air fryer fish is served on a white plate with fresh lemon and tartar sauce.
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Air Fryer Fish Recipe

Crispy and crunchy Air Fryer Fish is a simple recipe that will satisfy your fried fish cravings! Make up this quick and easy dish in just 20 minutes for an easy weeknight meal.

Course main dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 249 kcal


  • 1 ½ lbs. white fish filets about ¼ to ½-inch thick
  • ½ cup cornmeal medium grind
  • ½ cup all purpose flour or gluten-free 1-to-1
  • 2 tsp. Cajun seasoning or Old Bay
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice


  1. Mix together cornmeal, flour, Cajun seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a medium-sized shallow bowl.
  2. Add mayonnaise and lemon juice to a large bowl and whisk until combined.
  3. Place fish filets into the mayonnaise mixture and toss until completely covered.
  4. Dip each filet into the cornmeal mixture and coat all sides.
  5. Place the coated fish filets into a 6-quart Air Fryer basket in a single layer. Cook at 400 °F for 8-10 minutes.* Flip filets over after 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining filets.

  6. You’ll know the fish is done cooking when it flakes easily with a fork.
  7. Serve Air Fryer Fish with Tartar Sauce, Remoulade, or Secret Sauce.

Recipe Notes

This recipe works well with cod, sole, halibut, or any other firm and mild-tasting white fish.
You’ll need to cook the fish longer for thick filets, and shorter for thinner filets.

  • To Store: Keep air fried fish in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • To Freeze: Arrange fried fish in a single layer and freeze for 3-4 hours. Then transfer to a freezer safe Ziploc bag for up to 3-4 months.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Fish Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 441mg19%
Potassium 574mg16%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 1266IU25%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.