Batters are one of the few deep fried foods that are a challenge to replicate in the air fryer. That’s not to say you can’t do it, however, and this recipe for beer battered fish shows you how. Batters are, by nature, wet and runny, and as a result they tend to run right off the food they are coating and right through the holes in the bottom of the air fryer basket. However, if you batter the food in a thick batter and then dredge in flour, you create a coating that will stay put when you air-fry and voilà… you have conquered the batter challenge!
You will need to spritz the coated fish generously with oil in order to make sure that none of the flour is left dry. This might seem excessive to you, but it’s a lot less oil than if you were submerging the fish in a pot of hot oil. If you try to skimp on this step, any sections of dry flour will just stay dry and not cook properly. Don’t be shy – make sure the fish is properly coated with oil.