BEST DAMN CRISPY AND FLAKY AIR FRYER COD

Air Fryer Cod is easy-to-make, and low-fat alternative to fried fish. Cod in the air fryer turns out with crispy exterior and tender and perfectly flaky on the inside under 10 minutes. Plus, it’s packed with health benefits

INGREDIENTS

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  • cod fillets about 1-inch thick. Thawed, if using frozen
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra virgin Olive oil or Avocado oil
  • ½ teaspoon Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Seasoning I used Old Bay seasoning. You can also try it with lemon pepper seasoning, or cajun spice.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Prep cod fillets: Brush both sides of the cod fillets with oil or melted butter and season it with your preferred herbs and spices. I used Old Bay seasoning. You can also use garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper for seasoning.
  • Preheat: Let cod marinate and absorb spices and herbs for 5 minutes. In the meantime preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Then, grease the air fryer basket with oil or cooking spray.
  • Air fry: Place the cod fillets in the air fryer basket and cook for 8-10 minutes (depending on thickness) or until it turns golden brown and crispy. Flip the fillets halfway through the cooking time to ensure it cooks evenly on both sides. Use a meat thermometer to check if the internal temperature of the fish has reached 145°F.
  • Prepare the dipping sauce: While the cod is cooking, prepare the dipping sauce. You can make tartar sauce by mixing ½ cup mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons finely chopped pickles (or sweet pickle relish), 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, ½ teaspoon of Dijon or yellow mustard and a pinch of salt.Or you can also make a healthy Avocado Cilantro Dipping sauce by mixing avocado, lime juice, garlic, and salt in a blender. Blend it until it becomes smooth and creamy.
See also  Easy Chicken and Cabbage Stir Fry

NOTES

Expert Tips:

  • If using frozen cod, ensure it is thawed before air frying. Thaw overnight in the fridge or in cold water, avoiding hot water.
  • Pat the cod fillets dry with a paper towel before seasoning to remove excess moisture.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for even cooking and a crispy exterior.
  • Flip the cod halfway through cooking to promote even browning.
  • Use cod fillets of the same thickness for uniform cooking.
  • Check the internal temperature of the cod with a food thermometer to ensure it reaches 145°F (63°C) for safe consumption.
  • Serve the Air Fryer Cod immediately for optimal taste and texture.

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Protein: 40 g
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 99 mg
  • Sodium: 120 mg
  • Potassium: 900 mg
  • Sugar: 0.3 g
  • Calcium: 60 mg
  • Iron: 2 mg

Enjoy this easy-to-make and delicious Air Fryer Crispy Cod for a quick and healthy meal!