How to Cook Fish Fillets in an Air Fryer
What is an Air Fryer?
An air fryer is an appliance that circulates hot air around food to create a crispy, fried-like finish without the need for oil. The air fryer works by heating up to temperatures as high as 400-degrees Fahrenheit, resulting in a crispy outside and tender inside. It is a great way to enjoy fried foods without the extra calories and fat from traditional frying.
Preparing the Fish Fillets
Before you begin cooking your fish in the air fryer, you need to prepare your fillets. Start by rinsing your fillets under cold water and patting them dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle a little bit of salt and pepper on both sides of the fillets. You can also season with your favorite herbs and spices if you prefer.
Cooking the Fish Fillets in an Air Fryer
Once your fillets are prepared, you are ready to cook them in the air fryer. Place the fillets in the air fryer basket or tray. Set the temperature to 375-400 degrees Fahrenheit and the timer to 8-10 minutes. You may need to adjust the temperature and time depending on the size and thickness of your fillets.
Flipping the Fish Fillets
Halfway through the cooking time, flip the fillets over to ensure even cooking on both sides. Once the timer is done, check the fillets for doneness. If they are not cooked through, you can add an additional minute or two to the cooking time.
Serving the Fish Fillets
Once the fillets are cooked, remove them from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving. Serve the fish with your favorite sides and condiments. Enjoy!