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Air Fryer Cod

Sandi Gaertner
A delicious easy air fryer cod recipe that is crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. Kids love this mild white fish recipe!
5 from 47 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Course Meal Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 70 kcal


  • 1 ½ pounds cod
  • ¼ cup flour regular or gluten free
  • 3 tablespoons plantain flour or use more flour
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning or old bay
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 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 with the flour and whisk to blend.
  • If your fish is frozen, see the Notes Section below for thawing directions.
  • 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 at 360º F for 6-8 minutes on each side. Note cooking time will vary depending on how thick your pieces of cod are! For thinner filets cook 5 minutes on each side.
  • Enjoy hot with lemon.



1. You can use other types of fish in this air fryer fish recipe.
2. You can substitute cornflour, regular flour, or rice flour for plantain flour.
3. Do not use olive oil because it doesn't do well at high heat. Try coconut oil or canola.
4. This cod will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
How To Thaw Frozen Fish
If your cod is frozen, you will need to defrost it before dipping it into the seasoning mix. Here are two ways to thaw your cod:
  1. Place the frozen cod in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. This is the easiest method, but also the slowest. If you are looking for a faster method, you will want to do the second option.
  2. Remove the frozen cod from the outer packaging, but leave the cod in the inner wrapping. Place the fish in a bowl of warm water. Let the fish soak for 15-20 minutes. You can refresh the water with warmer water. Do not use boiling hot water.
Baking directions:
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.
Store your air fried cod in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. It will keep fresh for up to 3 days. You can also freeze this cod by placing cooled cod into a freezer bag.
To reheat the cod, you can microwave it for 45 seconds. I prefer to reheat my cod in the air fryer or oven to keep it crisp. To reheat using the air fryer, cook for 3-4 minutes at 340º F. To reheat in the oven, place the cod on a sheet pan and bake at 350º F for 10 minutes.


Serving: 1gCalories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 50mgPotassium: 29mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 182IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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