Air-Fryer Fish and Chips

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

Updated: Nov. 07, 2023
Looking for easy air-fryer recipes? Try this simple air-fryer fish and chips. The fish fillets have a fuss-free coating that's healthy but just as crunchy and golden as the deep-fried kind. Simply seasoned, the crispy fries are perfect on the side. —Janice Mitchell, Aurora, Colorado

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound potatoes (about 2 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FISH:
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2/3 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound haddock or cod fillets
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Tartar sauce, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°. Peel and cut potatoes lengthwise into 1/2-in.-thick slices; cut slices into 1/2-in.-thick sticks.
  2. In a large bowl, toss potatoes with oil, pepper and salt. Working in batches, place potatoes in a single layer on tray in air-fryer basket; cook until just tender, 5-10 minutes Toss potatoes to redistribute; cook until lightly browned and crisp, 5-10 minutes longer.
  3. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, mix flour and pepper. In another shallow bowl, whisk egg with water. In a third bowl, toss cornflakes with cheese and cayenne. Sprinkle fish with salt. Dip into flour mixture to coat both sides; shake off excess. Dip in egg mixture, then in cornflake mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  4. Remove fries from basket; keep warm. Place fish in a single layer on tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until fish is lightly browned and just beginning to flake easily with a fork, 8-10 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Do not overcook. Return fries to basket to heat through. Serve immediately. If desired, serve with tartar sauce.
Air-Fryer Fish and Chips Tips

Can you use frozen fish fillets to make air-fryer fish and chips?

Like most easy fish recipes, you can make this recipe with frozen fish. Thaw the fish overnight in the refrigerator, so the coating will adhere, and so the outside of the fish doesn't get overcooked before the center is done.

How do you make sure the coating ingredients stick to the fish fillets?

To make sure the initial flour mixture sticks to the fish, pat the fillets dry with a paper towel first. This will remove excess moisture that might make it hard for the flour to create a nice even coating. Next, the fish is dipped in egg, which will help the cornflake mixture stick. To help the cornflakes adhere, press them gently onto the fish.

Can you air fry the potatoes and the fish fillets at the same time?

There are many different styles of air fryers. Depending on the kind you have, yours might be large enough to cook the potatoes and fish at the same time. Just make sure all the pieces are in a single layer with plenty of room for the hot air to circulate around the food.

What's the best way to reheat fish and chips?

Learning how to reheat food in your air fryer will make you love leftovers again because they get nice and crisp, just like when they were freshly cooked. Arrange the fish and potatoes in a single layer and cook at 400°F until heated through.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically among brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 312 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 503mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 fat.