Air Fryer Fish and Chips

By Rena |

Looking for a healthier way to serve fish and chips? This Air Fryer Fish and Chips recipe is just the thing! The air fryer makes perfectly crispy, flaky fish and golden, crispy potatoes without the added fat and calories from deep frying. It’s a fast and easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love.

top view air fried fish with potato wedges and white dip

If you are a fish and chips lover, this recipe is for you! We use fresh fish and whole potatoes to make a traditional, yet more nutritious, version of the English classic. Air Fryer Fish and Chips only takes about 20 minutes of hands-on time to make, which makes it a great meal for weeknights. We also love that the meal is family-friendly and kids love it. 

If you’re looking for more air fryer recipes, try our Air Fryer Honey Glazed Salmon or our yummy Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan.

Why You’ll love this recipe

  • Healthier than traditional. Using the air fryer eliminates the extra fat and calories from deep frying. Plus, fish is full of healthy fats, nutrients, and protein. 
  • So fast and easy. It only takes 20 minutes of hands-on time to make this recipe. The rest is just cooking time. Plus, while the potatoes are cooking you can simultaneously prep the fish. 
  • Everyone loves it. Whether you’re serving kids or adults, this recipe goes over well with everyone. It can be served for dinner on a weeknight or as a special treat on the weekend.
side shot of air fryer fish with ranch dip dressing and potato wedges

ingredients you’ll need

White fish fillet (like cod, tilapia, or seabass)
Panko breadcrumbs
Egg
Gluten-free flour
Kosher salt
Ground pepper
Olive oil
Russet potatoes
Fresh parsley

Ingredients for air fryer fish and chips on counter

how to make air fryer fish and chips – STep by Step

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375F.
  • Wash and cut the potatoes. Rinse and scrub the potatoes thoroughly to remove any dirt. Pat the excess moisture with a paper towel, then cut the potatoes into wedges and place them into a large bowl.
Potatoes washed and cut into wedges on cutting board
  • Season the potatoes. Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and then season with salt and pepper. Toss well to evenly coat all pieces.
  • Cook the potatoes. Place the fries in a single layer into the bottom of your air fryer basket. Try not to stack them on top of each other, because the more separated the fries, the crispier they will be. Cook the fries at 400F for 20 minutes, tossing after 10 minutes to make sure they crisp up evenly. Once done, transfer the wedges to a platter and cover to keep warm.
  • Prepare fish and dipping stations. While potatoes are cooking, set up three stations, First, in a shallow bowl beat eggs until frothy. Then place the flour into a shallow dish and panko breadcrumbs on a large plate.
  • Bread the fish. First, dredge the fish fillets in the flour, shaking off any excess. Then dip the fillets into the beaten egg; allowing excess to drip off. Last, coat each fish fillet in bread crumbs, patting to help the coating adhere.
Fish filet coated in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs.
  • Cook the fish. Transfer the fillets to the air fryer basket and cook at 330F for 15 minutes, turning halfway through with tongs to ensure even browning.
  • Serve. Once done, transfer fish to the platter with the wedges. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve with dips of choice.
Crispy air fryer fish and chips on blue plate

Tips and Substitutes

  • Fish fillet: You can use any white fish fillet. Popular choices are cod, tilapia, seabass, haddock, halibut, or bass.
  • Panko breadcrumbs: These are a Japanese-style breadcrumb that gets really crispy. You can also use gluten-free panko breadcrumbs.
  • Gluten-free flour: You can also use regular flour if preferred.
  • Russet potatoes: It’s important to use a starchy potato for the right texture. Russets are starchy and affordable.
  • Cook the potatoes in two batches if needed. Avoid stacking them or crowding them into the basket – they get crispiest when none of them are touching.
  • Shake off excess flour thoroughly, and then excess egg thoroughly. Too much flour or egg makes them gummy instead of crispy.
Close up view of crispy potatoes next to fish.

FAQ’s

What do I serve with fish and chips?

Traditionally, fish and chips are served with a drizzle of malt vinegar, but you could also serve them with fresh lemon juice, tartar sauce, or another favorite sauce. Air Fryer Fish and Chips also go great with side dishes such as coleslaw, glazed or mashed peas, or this Cucumber and Tomato Salad.

How do I know when fish is done?

Fish is generally done cooking when it has reached 140-145°F. If you cook the filets as directed in the recipe, they should be golden and flaky when done. If you want to check the temperature, use a thermometer to test the largest filet.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

The recipe already calls for gluten-free flour, but it also uses Panko breadcrumbs. Just make sure to buy Panko breadcrumbs that are specifically labeled gluten-free.

How long do fish and chips last in the fridge?

Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge. They will last well for 2-3 days. To get them crispy again, reheat in the air-fryer until warmed through.

Dipping air fryer fish into sauce.

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Top view of fish and chips on plate with lemon wedges.

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top view air fried fish with potato wedges and white dip

Air Fryer Fish and Chips

This Air Fryer Fish and Chips recipe is just the thing! The air fryer makes perfectly crispy, flaky fish and golden, crispy potatoes without the added fat and calories from deep frying.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 lb white fish fillet like cod, tilapia, or seabass
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 russet potatoes
  • freshly chopped parsley to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375F.
  • Rinse and scrub the potatoes thoroughly to remove any dirt. Pat the excess moisture with a paper towel.
  • Cut the potatoes into wedges and place them into a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and then season with salt and pepper. Toss well to evenly coat all pieces.
  • Place the fries in a single layer into the bottom of your air fryer basket. Try not to stack them on top of each other. Better to cook in 2 batches to ensure even cooking. The more separated the fries, the crispier they will be.
  • Cook the fries at 400F for 20 minutes, tossing the fries after 10 minutes to make sure they crisp up evenly. Once done, transfer the wedges to a platter and cover to keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, prepare fish, set up three dipping stations. In a shallow bowl beat eggs until frothy. Place flour into a shallow dish and panko breadcrumbs on a large plate.
  • Dredge the fish fillets into the flour, shaking off any excess. Then dip the fillets into the beaten egg; allowing excess to drip off. Coat each fish fillet into the bread crumbs, patting to help the coating adhere.
  • Transfer the fillets to the air fryer basket and cook at 330F for 15 minutes, turning halfway through with a tong to ensure even browning.
  • Once done, transfer to the platter with the wedges. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve with dips of choice.

Notes

  • Fish fillet: You can use any white fish fillet. Popular choices are cod, tilapia, seabass, haddock, halibut, or bass.
  • Panko breadcrumbs: These are a Japanese-style breadcrumb that gets really crispy.
  • Gluten-free flour: You can also use regular flour if preferred.
  • Russet potatoes: It’s important to use a starchy potato for the right texture. Russets are starchy and affordable.
  • Cook the potatoes in two batches if needed. Avoid stacking them or crowding them into the basket – they get crispiest when none of them are touching.
  • Shake off excess flour thoroughly, and then excess egg thoroughly. Too much flour or egg makes them gummy instead of crispy.
  • Storage: Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat in the air fryer until warmed through. 

Nutrition

Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 773mg | Potassium: 833mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. Ethan says

    5 stars
    This interesting recipe is ideal for a weekend evening. But I like to grill fish outside. In the future can you publish a receipt about gill outside. Because a delicious dish like this, if we serve outside, will be more fun!

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