The boxes say to moisten the fish fillets first and we added more options to do this: ice water, milk, egg or mayo.Lots of factors influence how the fish fillets cook. They all vary in size and thickness, so you’ll have to adjust timing. All air fryers are different and some cook much hotter than others. Once you cook your first batch, you’ll know more of what works for your model of air fryer and size of food. Make sure to spray the filets to completely coat all the dry spots of breading or else it may cook up dry and crunchy instead of crispy. Want to know what oils and sprayers are best for an air fryer? This article is a great write up.
1lb.(454g)white fish fillets(cod, halibut, tilapia, etc.)
Ice water, beaten egg, milk, or mayo, to moisten the fish
Cut fish fillets in half if needed. Make sure they are even sized so they’ll cook evenly. (The thicker they are, the longer they will take to cook). Moisten the fish based on seasoned coating instructions (or by using ice water, beaten egg, milk, or mayo). Coat with the seasoned coating mix.
Spray air fryer basket/tray with oil or place a perforated parchment sheet in the air fryer basket/tray & lightly coat with oil spray (this helps keep the seasoned coating from sticking to the surface & coming off).
Place the coated fish in a single layer (cook in batches if needed). Make sure the fish is not touching or the coating may flake off when you flip them. Lightly coat with oil spray.
Air Fry at 380°F/193°C for 8-14 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of your fillets. After 6 minutes, flip the filets. Lightly spray any dry spots than then continue cooking for the remaining time or until they are crispy brown and the fish is cooked through. Serve with your favorite dip: tartar sauce, mustard, aioli, etc.