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This Crispy Air Fryer Fish Recipe is delicious and healthy. Tried and true method for golden and crispy fish filets in the air fryer. #airfryer #airfryerrecipes #airfryerfish #healthy #healthyrecipes #myforkinglife #airfriedfish #crispyairfriedfish #easyrecipe #quickrecipe #dinnerecipes

Air Fryer Fish

Grab your Air Fryer and make this Crispy Air Fryer Fish ASAP. Covered in a crispy delicious crust, you can have guilt free fried fish as often as you like. White fish is perfectly seasoned and comes out so flakey. Get that fried flavor with a lot less oil!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer fish fillets, crispy air fried fish, how to cook fish in the air fryer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 313kcal
Author Tanya


  • 4-6 Whiting Fish fillets cut in half
  • Oil to mist

Fish Seasoning

  • ¾ cup very fine cornmeal
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 teaspoon old bay
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • OR
  • Your favorite fish seasoning


  • Combine ingredients for fish seasoning in a Ziplock bag and shake. Set to the side. In the alternative, you could use your favorite fish seasoning.
  • Rinse and pat dry your fish fillets with paper towels. They should still be damp.
  • Place fish fillets in ziplock bag and shake, until fillets are fully covered with seasoning.
  • Place fillets on a baking rack to allow any excess flour to fall off.
  • Grease the bottom of your air fryer basket and place the fillets in the basket. Cook filets on 400 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
  • Open basket and spray the fish on the side that is facing up before flipping, ensuring that the fish is fully coated. Flip and cook on the other side for 7-8 minutes. Remove fish and serve. 



*Adjust cook times if needed depending on the thickness of the fillet.
Highly Recommended Tools
Air Fryer
Non-Aerosil Oil Sprayer Bottle
Silicone Kitchen Tongs
  • Spray your oil only halfway through cooking as this will increase crispiness.
  • Do not use the over the counter misting sprays in your air fryer (For Example, Pam). For whatever chemical reason, those things can take the coating right off your air fryer basket. Your best bet is to invest in a good oil mister. I use this one. If you really love your over the counter spray and want to use it anyway, remove the fish from the air fryer basket before spraying to make sure it doesn't land on your basket.
  • Do not overcrowd your air fryer basket or your fish will steam rather than fry.
  • Make sure when spraying, the fish is fully covered in oil and all seasoning has been fully covered with no flour spots showing. If flour spots are showing, you will not get that good golden color.
  • Eat fried fish immediately. All fried foods are better that way.
  • You must have hot sauce. I mean, it's just a must.


Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 963mg | Potassium: 644mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 3mg