Homemade fish sticks that are perfectly crisp on the outside, tender and flaky on the inside. This was my first attempt at making them in an air fryer, and the results were quite impressive. Dip in tarter or cocktail sauce.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Pat fish dry with paper towels and cut into 1x3-inch sticks.

  • Place flour in a shallow dish. Beat egg in a separate shallow dish. Combine panko, Parmesan cheese, parsley, paprika, and pepper in a third shallow dish.

  • Coat each fish stick in flour, then dip in beaten egg, and finally coat in seasoned panko mixture.

  • Spray the basket of the air fryer with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange 1/2 the sticks in the basket, making sure none are touching. Spray the top of each stick with cooking spray.

  • Cook in the preheated air fryer for 5 minutes. Flip fish sticks and cook an additional 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining fish sticks.

Cook's Note:

Substitute other white fish fillets, such as tilapia, for the cod if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

200 calories; protein 26.3g 53% DV; carbohydrates 16.5g 5% DV; fat 4.1g 6% DV; cholesterol 92.5mg 31% DV; sodium 245mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2020
This was my first use of an air fryer. They turned out very good. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/08/2019
Made exactly the way the recipe is written. Did not like this at all! Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
11/08/2019
Made exactly the way the recipe is written. Did not like this at all! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2019
Awesome. I used corvina and seafood seasoning instead of parsley. Family loved it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2020
I made this gluten free by using a gf all purpose flour. It was good, but I think the flour blend I used gave it a bit of a rubbery texture, like the fish still had the skin on. Good flavor, will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2019
We made a gluten-free version using Ian's gluten-free panko and Pamela's all-purpose GF flour. (Tip: rather than try to roll the egg-covered fish stick in the panko set in on top of a shallow bowl of panko and heap more panko against sides and top.) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2020
I used Coho Salmon I caught and it turned out excellent... Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2020
This was my first use of an air fryer. They turned out very good. Read More
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