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Beer battered fish in a parchment lined basket with air fried french fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce and malt vinegar and a beer in the background.
Air Fried Beer Battered Fish
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Resting Time
20 mins
Total Time
42 mins
Beer Battered Fish and Chips is an all-time favorite British meal. Though it is usually deep-fried, now you can make it with less guilt by air-frying your beer battered cod. So easy and tasty - perfect with some air fried chips and malt vinegar.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Seafood, St. Patrick's Day Recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 389 kcal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 ounces beer
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • pounds cod at least 1½-inches thick, cut into 4 or 5 pieces
  • vegetable oil
  1. Combine the 1 cup of flour, cornstarch and baking soda in a large bowl. Add the beer and egg and stir until smooth. Cover the bowl of batter with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

  2. Combine the ¾ cup of flour, paprika, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper in a shallow dredging pan.

  3. Make sure your pieces of fish are at least 1 to 1½ inches thick so they don't dry out in the air fryer. Pat the cod fish fillets dry with a paper towel. Dip the fish into the batter, coating all sides. Let the excess batter drip off and then coat each fillet with the seasoned flour. Sprinkle any leftover flour on the fish fillets and pat gently to adhere the flour to the batter.

  4. Pre-heat the air fryer to 390°F.

  5. Generously spritz both sides of the coated fish filets with vegetable oil and place them in the air fryer basket. Air-fry for 12 minutes at 390ºF. Spritz with more oil during the cooking process if there are any dry spots on the coating.

  6. Serve immediately with lemon wedges, malt vinegar and tartar sauce. It’s perfect with some air-fried French fries and coleslaw too!

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fried Beer Battered Fish
Amount Per Serving (1 fillet)
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 829mg35%
Potassium 788mg23%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.