Friday night fish-fry at home! Tender cod is encrusted with a homemade breading and cooked in your air fryer for a guilt-free dinner. I like to serve this with tartar sauce, roasted potatoes, and homemade sweet and sour coleslaw.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
25 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat an air fryer to 380 degrees F (195 degrees C). Pat cod pieces dry with paper towels.

  • Combine polenta, flour, seafood seasoning, garlic salt, onion powder, pepper, and paprika in a shallow dish. Coat each piece of cod with the breading mixture, pressing breading on each side of the fish until well coated.

  • Spray the basket of the air fryer with olive oil cooking spray. Arrange cod in the basket, leaving space between each piece so air can circulate. Spray the top of each piece of cod with cooking spray.

  • Cook for 8 minutes. Turn each piece, spray with cooking spray, and cook for 4 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

Substitute cornmeal for the polenta, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

171 calories; protein 22.7g; carbohydrates 14.8g; fat 1.8g; cholesterol 42.4mg; sodium 1056.7mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
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Rating: 3 stars
No changes, will not make again. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
A waste of a good package of cod. Too spicy, simply terrible! I followed the recipe to the letter....terrible! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is the first recipe I chose to make in my new air fryer and it was so easy! Made exactly as written and it was delicious. We've never had a cornmeal type coating on our fish before (we’re used to doing beer batter or breadcrumbs), but there was a perfect balance of flavors in this recipe and the coating adhered perfectly to our fish. Nice and crispy whereas if I baked these in the oven they probably would not be crisp at all. I used rockfish and lingcod fillets and my cook time was a little longer (16 min total)). Served with a chipotle seasoned tartar sauce I made and tater tots. Delish! Thanks for the recipe, Kim! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This came out great! I reduced time to 7 minutes and 3 minutes because my cod fillets were on the thin side. Quick, easy, crispy and delicious. Read More