This simple step-by-step guide teaches how to cook frozen fish fillets in air fryer to perfection every time. Enjoy a hassle-free and easy fish dinner on your table in 15 minutes.
No need to thaw the fish, just cook straight from frozen and you will be left with happy and satisfied diners. Serve with homemade oven chips, or salt and pepper chips, sauteed green peas, and tartar sauce.
Air Fryer Frozen Fish Fillet
Ever wondered if you can cook frozen fish fillet in an air fryer? the answer is yes and it is pretty straightforward too. Cooking frozen food in the air fryer is quick, easy, and convenient. The result is consistent outcomes that are much more desirable than if you were to cook in an oven or deep-frying.
To cook battered or breaded frozen fish in your little gadget, all you need to do is preheat the air fryer (not a must but highly recommended for optimum results) for a few minutes, and spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil. Arrange the frozen fish fillet (no need to thaw) in a single layer in the air fryer basket spacing them out for proper air circulation. Air fry at a high temperature (anything from 190C/375F to 200C/400F is good enough). It's that simple and fast, dinner is ready to enjoy!
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What You'll Need
To cook frozen fish fillet battered or breaded in an air fryer you will need the following items
Frozen Fish Fillets: this is usually frozen raw white fish that is seasoned and pre-breaded or battered. They are readily available in stores and you can use any brand that is available in your country too.
Cooking oil spray: helps prevent sticking to the air fryer basket and also helps crisp up the fish nicely.
How to cook frozen fish fillet in air fryer
Preheat your air fryer to 375F/190C for 3-5 minutes and spray the air fryer lightly with cooking oil.
Remove the frozen fil fillets from its packaging and carefully arrange it in a single layer spacing them out in the air fryer basket.
Air fry at 375F/190C for 10 minutes, carefully flip the fish, and continue to cook for an additional 3-5 minutes until the fish is fully cooked at the coating is crispy and golden brown.
Remove immediately from the air fryer and serve immediately with other delicious sides of your choice.
What to serve with fish fillets
Fish fillets go well with almost anything, you can serve it as is with some lemon wedges or try one of these sides to make a complete meal:
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How long to cook frozen fish fillet in the air fryer
This will depend on a few factors: the fish fillet's size, thickness, and breading type. But generally speaking, you should cook your frozen fish fillet in the air fryer at 375F/190C for 10 minutes, flip and then continue to cook for an additional 3-5 minutes until the fish is cooked through.
Also double-check that the fish is not frozen in the middle before serving.
Can I cook this fish fillet in my ninja foodi
Yes, ninja foodi is a multicooker that has an air fryer function, therefore you can definitely cook frozen fish fillets in the ninja foodi. Simply follow all the steps above, preheat your Ninja Foodi, and set it to air fryer function, and cook the fish until fully cooked and crispy on the outside.
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Air Fryer Frozen Fish Fillet
- 4 Frozen Fish Fillets
- Cooking oil spray
- Preheat your air fryer to 375F/190C for 3-5 minutes and spray the air fryer lightly with cooking oil.
- Remove the frozen fil fillets from its packaging and carefully arrange it in a single layer spacing them out in the air fryer basket.
- Air fry at 375F/190C for 10 minutes, carefully flip the fish, and continue to cook for an additional 3-5 minutes until the fish is fully cooked at the coating is crispy and golden brown.
- Remove immediately from the air fryer and serve with other delicious sides of your choice.
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