7 Air Fryer Cod Recipes

Air-Fried Crispy Fish Po Boy Sandwiches

For your next fish fry, consider turning to your air fryer over your deep fryer for crispy, coated cod without all the oil. Cod is perfect for air frying — it's flaky, mild, and light, and takes perfectly to breading. Here you'll find air fryer cod recipes like classic fish and chips, breaded fish sticks, and even ideas for dressing up frozen, pre-breaded cod with a little help from the air fryer.

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Air Fryer Fish Sticks

Air Fryer Fish Sticks
Soup Loving Nicole

Cod takes so nicely to this parmesan and panko crust in the air fryer. "This was my first attempt at making them in an air fryer, and the results were quite impressive," says recipe creator and Allrecipes Allstar Soup Loving Nicole.

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Air-Fried Crispy Fish Po' Boys with Chipotle Slaw

Air-Fried Crispy Fish Po Boy Sandwiches

These New Orleans-inspired po' boys are made with crispy, air-fried cod, topped with a chipotle coleslaw, and served on toasted hoagie rolls. "...the leftover piece of fish I had stayed crispy in the fridge overnight which is something you will not get with a deep fry," says Allrecipes Allstar Soup Loving Nicole.

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Crispy Air Fryer Cod

Crispy Air Fryer Cod
Kim's Cooking Now

"Tender cod is encrusted with a homemade breading and cooked in your air fryer for a guilt-free dinner," says recipe creator and Allrecipes Allstar Kim's Cooking Now. Serve with homemade tartar sauce and coleslaw.

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Air-Fried Sesame-Crusted Cod with Snap Peas

three plates of cod with snap peas

If you prefer to go lighter on the breading, these cod fillets are lightly coated with sesame seeds. The flavor combination of snap peas, orange slices, and mild cod is so fresh for spring and summer.

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Tartar Sauce-Battered Fish Sticks in the Air Fryer

breaded cod sticks on white plate
Soup Loving Nicole

Why have your tartar sauce on the side when you could have it in your batter? "Unlike most air fryer recipes, this one does not require cooking spray or flipping halfway through cook time," says recipe creator and Allrecipes Allstar Soup Loving Nicole.

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Air Fryer Fish and Chips

air fried cod and fries on white plate

In this recipe, a British pub favorite is made without all the oil. Cod fillets are coated in a beer batter and solidified in the freezer before cooking to ensure the batter sticks adheres to the fillets.

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Air Fryer Fish and Sweet Potato Chips

fried cod with sweet potato fries in bowls

"This super quick recipe utilizes frozen breaded fish fillets and frozen sweet potato fries," says recipe creator Diana71. "It makes an awesome quick meal for kids at home on vacation or who may be enrolled in learning-at-home due to shelter-in-place (Covid-19). Serve with tartar sauce, ketchup, or any other dipping sauce you like."

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Miso Glazed Black Cod
Pictured: Miso Glazed Black Cod.
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