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Make This Air Fryer Fish and Chips Recipe for a Healthier Comfort Classic

Crushed cornflakes are the secret ingredient in the crunchy coating our flaky cod.

Craving the satisfying combination of crispy fish and golden potatoes but looking for a lighter option? Well, you don’t have to live by the sea (or travel to England) to make this comfort meal at home. With this air fryer fish and chips recipe, we went the lighter route so you can enjoy without the guilt. The secret’s in the air fryer: It achieves that perfectly browned, flaky fish and and crunchy potatoes with a fraction of the oil used in traditional deep frying methods. Plus, it only takes 30 minutes and tastes even better with our homemade tartar sauce.

When making this air fryer fish and chips recipe, choose a firm-fleshed fish (we use cod) for best results. These fish varieties hold their shape well during the cooking process. You can also use haddock or halibut. And to ensure your fish comes out tender, we have a trick for checking the internal temperature. What’s your preferred fish in fish and chips?


4 servings

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  • ½ cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbs. sweet relish
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ⅔ cup cornflake crumbs
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • 4 (6 oz.) cod fillets
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lb. red potatoes, cut into wedges


• Heat 7-qt. air fryer according to manufacturer’s directions for air-fry at 325°F. Coat air fryer basket with cooking spray. In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, relish and lemon juice; reserve.

• In separate bowl, combine cornflake crumbs and paprika. Place flour in shallow bowl. In separate shallow bowl, lightly beat eggs. Sprinkle both sides of cod fillets with salt and pepper; dip in flour, then egg and crumbs. Transfer to air fryer basket. Coat fish with cooking spray; insert basket into air fryer. Cook fish until thickest part is opaque, 7-10 min. Serve with tartar sauce.

• For the chips: Coat crisper plate with cooking spray. Place in basket in air fryer. Heat air fryer according to manufacturer’s directions for air-fry at 350°F. Coat potatoes with cooking spray; toss with ¼ tsp. salt. Transfer to crisper plate in basket. Cook until tender, 15-20 min., shaking basket halfway through.


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