Air Fried Fish – Halibut, Haddock, or Cod

Air Fried Halibut, Haddock, or Cod

Brian CampbellCamfam Cookery
When you want a nice crunch to your fish and you don't want to pullout the deep fryer or setup a dutch oven full of hot oil. This recipe works very well and does not use any oil.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 355 kcal


  • 1 Air Fryer


  • cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 dash Old Bay Seasoning
  • ½ tsp fresh thyme minced – or ⅛ teaspoon dried
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley minced
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp lemon zest grated – plus lemon wedges for serving
  • 16 oz cod 8-ounce skinless fish fillets, 1¼ inches thick


  • Make foil sling for air-fryer basket by folding 1 long sheet of aluminum foil so it is 4 inches wide. Lay sheet of foil widthwise across basket, pressing foil into and up sides of basket. Fold excess foil as needed so that edges of foil are flush with top of basket. Lightly spray foil and basket with vegetable oil spray.
  • Toss panko with oil in bowl until evenly coated. Stir in shallot, garlic, thyme, ¼ teaspoon salt, Old Bay, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper. Microwave, stirring frequently, until panko is light golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer to shallow dish and let cool slightly; stir in parsley. Whisk mayonnaise, egg yolk, lemon zest, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper together in bowl.
  • Pat cod dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Arrange fillets skinned side down on plate and brush tops evenly with mayonnaise mixture. (Tuck thinner tail ends of fillets under themselves as needed to create uniform pieces.) Working with 1 fillet at a time, dredge coated side in panko mixture, pressing gently to adhere. Arrange fillets crumb side up on sling in prepared basket, spaced evenly apart.
  • Place basket in air fryer and set temperature to 300 degrees. Cook until cod registers 140 degrees, 12 to 16 minutes, using sling to rotate fillets halfway through cooking. Using sling, carefully remove cod from air fryer. Serve with lemon wedges.


Calories: 355kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 42gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 288mgPotassium: 1022mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 294IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Healthy, Keto, Seafood
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