Cod is a light fish that everyone, including the kids, will love. This gluten free air fryer cod has a slight crispiness on the outside from cooking in the air fryer, but stays moist and juicy inside.
If you haven't made fish in your air fryer yet, you are missing out. You get the taste of fried, without all of the calories of frying fish.
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Cod is one of the most mild-flavored white fish. It is a great variety of fish to introduce kids to eating fish. We love it because it is also one of the more inexpensive types of fish so it is great if you are on a budget!
We take the budget seriously here because gluten free can be so expensive. Here are a lot of great budget gluten free recipes to check out if you are also sticking to a budget.
My air fryer is a Corsori 3.4 quart fryer. I love this fryer, and clean up is really easy. In hindsight, I really wish I bought the larger 5.8 quart size because I can only fry two pieces of fish at a time in my small unit.
No matter what size air fryer you have, you can make this air fryer fish recipe in any. I also include oven directions for those who do not own an air fryer.
Why this recipe is great:
Cod is one of the few fish my kids will eat. It is flaky and mild, and so easy to cook. If you are looking for an easy meal you can make in minutes, this is the recipe for you :-).
One bite is all it will take for you to add this dinner recipe to your weekly rotation! If your kids love this cod, they will also love this gluten free cod fettuccine alfredo too!
You can check out the air fryer cod story I created for more!
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees F. In a large bowl, add the seasonings and whisk to blend.
Step 2: Remove the fish from the package and pat dry with a paper towel. Double-check to make sure there are no bones. Dip the fish into the coating and make sure you get the flour seasoning mixture on both sides.
Which gluten free flour is best for frying?
You can use a number of different gluten free flour blends in this recipe. I used a combination of King Arthur GF Measure for Measure and plantain flour. You can easily use corn or rice flour instead of plantain flour.
I have tested two gluten free flour blends in this recipe. I liked King Arthur Gluten Free Measure for Measure and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend. This doesn't mean other blends won't work, I just haven't tested any others. Try to avoid flour blends that are high in starch.
You can also use flours like Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Flour in the red bag. It contains bean flours which are great for savory dishes.
Step 3: Place the fish in an oiled air fryer basket. Spray the top of the fish with light oil.
Step 4: Cook at 360º F for 8 minutes on each side.
If you do not have an air fryer, you can still enjoy this delicious recipe. Prepare the cod the same way and spray it with oil. Bake at 375º F for 20 minutes, depending on how thick your cod is.
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
You can cook frozen cod in the air fryer, but it won't be as good in this recipe. This recipe uses thawed cod that is patted dry to keep the coating crisp.
Cooking fish in your air fryer is much healthier than frying your fish!
The whole point of the air fryer is to circulate hot air all around your fish to get it crisp. If you put foil down, the underside of the fish will not crisp.
You can cook sole, halibut, catfish, or pretty much any type of fish.
If you love cooking with an air fryer, check out all of my easy gluten free air fryer recipes!
Delicious and so easy!!! Loved it with the Bay Seasoning. Yum."Brandi, Pinterest User
We tried it in our Air fryer absolutely loved it. The fish we used was cod it came out nice & flakey, crunchy not greasy."Diana C., Pinterest User
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Air Fryer Cod
- 6 pieces of cod about 1 ½ pounds
- ¼ cup gluten free flour blend
- ½ cup plantain flour
- 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning or old bay
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon light oil for spraying
- pepper to taste
- Spray oil on the air fryer basket and preheat it to 360 degrees F.
- Mix the spices in a bowl and whisk to blend.
- Remove the cod from the package and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Dip each piece of fish into the flour spice mixture and then turn it over and press down to coat all of the fish.
- Place the fish in the air fryer basket. Make sure there is space around each piece of fish so air can circulate around the fish.
- Cook 8 minutes and then open the air fryer to flip the fish over. Cook the other side for 8 minutes.
- Enjoy hot with lemon.
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