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If you’re a lover of fried food, the odds of you loving a meal of crispy fish and chips are in your favor. This take-away favorite from our friends across the pond in the United Kingdom is comprised of flaky white fish, like cod, dipped in a batter or egg wash and fried until golden and crispy. Served with fries, this dish may be scrumptious, but the calorie count will raise your blood pressure. Reduce the unnecessary fat and calories by trying air fryer fish and chips instead.
Prepared in the air fryer, you’ll still get the flavor and texture you love without the unhealthy side effects. Using your air fryer not only makes this fish and chips recipe healthier, but it is also quick and easy to prepare. If you are busy with your career or find yourself driving the kids from activity to activity, this recipe has only a few ingredients, takes less than 10 minutes to prep (if you’re making fries from scratch) and only 10 minutes to cook. Go from prep to plate in as little as 15 minutes using a healthier alternative to deep-frying.
The end result is a delicious air fryer fish and chips meal you and your family will add to the kitchen rotation. For other fish ideas, try one of these great recipes.
- Homemade Fries(chips)
- Frozen Fries (chips)
- Salmon (with Lemon and Rosemary)
- Homemade Potato Chips
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Air Fryer Fish & Chips
- 3-4 pieces cod or other white fish
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 tsp cajun seasoning or old bay
- salt and pepper to taste (cajun seasoning has salt already)
beat two eggs in a bowl and set aside.
add flour to a second bowl and set aside.
add panko crumbs, and cajun seasoning, and set aside in a third bowl.
Spray the air frying basket fairly liberally, and preheat air fryer to 400°F | 204°C for 5 minutes.
Here is the process for coating the best air fryer fish ever. Coat fish in flour, then egg, then the panko mixture lastly, set the coated fish aside until all fish pieces are coated.
Add the fish pieces to the air fryer, and cook at 400°F | 204°C for 10 minutes flipping the pieces with 5 minutes remaining.
Since fish pieces vary in size and may affect cooking times, use a meat thermometer to make sure that your fish is cooked to a temperature of at least 145°F | 63°C.
Plate and Enjoy!
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