Recipe By Launa
Published Jul 23rd
Prep 10m Cook 12m Additional - Ready In 22m
Servings 4 fillets Calories 354.1

Crumbed fish is one of my favorite fried items, and this air-fried version of the recipe gives me great flavor without the fat.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 flounder fillets
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 lemon, sliced

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. 2 Mix bread crumbs and oil together in a bowl. Stir until mixture becomes loose and crumbly.
  3. 3 Dip fish fillets into the egg; shake off any excess. Dip fillets into the bread crumb mixture; coat evenly and fully.
  4. 4 Lay coated fillets gently in the preheated air fryer. Cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 12 minutes. Garnish with lemon slices.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 354.1
  • Carbohydrate 22.5 g
  • Cholesterol 106.7 mg
  • Fat 17.7 g
  • Fiber 2.5 g
  • Protein 26.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.2 g
  • Sodium 308.9 mg
  • Sugar 1.8 g

Chef's Notes

Use any variety of fish you prefer.


  1. As written, this is a 4. The texture of the fish is fantastic, but its a little bit blah. I made this as written the first time, and today I added some granulated garlic, onion powder, black pepper, and smoked paprika to the bread crumbs...its much better, but will add some salt next time.
  2. We made the fish without any oil at all in the mix. That just sounded weird to us. I think next time we will try a little oil just to see if it is good that way too. We did add spices to the breadcrumbs and we used gluten free breadcrumbs. It turned out really - Read more ...
  3. Delicious way to make healthier fish. I didn't add the oil to the crumbs, instead sprayed it on before frying (so I used a lot less). Turned out crisp and tasty. Made it 2 nights in a row!
  4. This is incredible! I was a little skeptical at first. We have a freezer full of Halibut from our Alaska trip this summer and I wanted to replicate a delicious meal we had at the beach this past weekend at a nice Chinese restaurant. Crispy Halibut with Ginger-Scallion sauce. I used Panko (white) bread crumbs - Read more ...
  5. This was by far, the best fish I have ever eaten in my entire life. I bought a whole bunch of cod filets because I wanted to make beer battered fish. I fried some up in the deep fryer and the beer batter coating came off. That's when I found this recipe and I made - Read more ...
  6. The flounder turned out really well in the air fryer. After reading reviews about the recipe being bland I made some changes. I added salt and pepper to the egg wash. To the bread crumbs I added 2tsp of old bay, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1tsp paprika, and some salt & pepper. Can’t wait to - Read more ...
  7. This was delicious. I slightly modified the recipe for an even healthier meal. I used olive oil instead vegetable oil. I used 2 egg whites in place of the 1 egg. I also used salt and pepper on the filet before dipping in egg. I baked at 360 degrees for 12 minutes. It was amazing. - Read more ...
  8. Needs seasoning added - I added garlic powder and thyme after the first batch. Otherwise very moist fish!
  9. I made this recipe and we really liked it. A lot healthier than pan frying the fish. I used the fish pre- set option on my fryer. Will definitely make this again.
  10. Awesome starter recipe for my new air fryer! i mixed my bread crumbs 50/50 with some potato chip dust, which added enough oil to make these babies ROCK!

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