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Air Fryer Breaded Sea Scallops

Rated as 2.5 out of 5 Stars

"Lightly breaded sea scallops cooked in the air fryer with the same results as deep frying, but without the nasty smell or mess!"
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15 m servings 282
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F (198 degrees C).
  2. Mix cracker crumbs, garlic powder, and seafood seasoning together in a shallow bowl. Place melted butter in a second shallow bowl.
  3. Dip each scallop in the melted butter and then roll in the breading until completely coated. Set on a plate and repeat with the remaining scallops.
  4. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Arrange scallops in the prepared basket so that they are not touching each other; you may need to work in batches.
  5. Cook in the preheated air fryer for 2 minutes. Turn scallops over gently with a small spatula and cook until opaque, about 2 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 282 calories; 17.6 13.7 16.6 69 589 Full nutrition

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This is a simple, straightforward recipe. What makes it good or bad, is your choice of scallops. The secret is to use 'dry' scallops and not 'wet' scallops - I won't even mention bay scallops....

this was a complete fail. the scallops were mushy and wouldn't turn crispy even with higher heat and/or longer time. and no matter how carefully you try to turn them over or remove them from the...