Air Fryer Parmesan White Fish Recipe
This has been our popular go-to keto air fryer white fish recipe. The flavor is fantastic, the white fish is moist and it’s a perfect low carb dinner. If you’re still new to air frying and love seafood, this is a great recipe to start with. It’s wholesome and uses fresh ingredients. Within minutes, a low carb and keto white fish dinner is ready for you to enjoy. This is a great for kids too because the parmesan crust is absolutely addicting and super easy to eat.
Perforated Parchment for Air Frying Fish
To keep the delicate fish from sticking to your air fryer basket, you need these perforated parchment sheets. They are sold in different sizes for smaller air fryers , larger ones, and in unbleached paper too. If you have a wire basket or rack, then these perforated parchment sheets are even more crucial. The wire baskets and racks tend to make delicate foods like this fish stick. It often becomes harder to get the fish off the wire racks. So these perforated sheets keeps the fish from sticking and the holes allows the fish to cook evenly on the bottom. The hot air circulates throughout the paper and you can perfectly cooked fish without having to flip it.
Video: Keto White Fish Recipe in Air Fryer
Different Types of White Fish to Air Fry
There’s so many different types of white fish that you can use for this air fryer recipe. Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of the fish, so you’ll have to adjust timing a bit. Also, different air fryer models cook differently. For example, cod and halibut are thicker than tilapia so you’ll have to cook cod and halibut a little longer. Also, it depends on how well done you like your seafood. We suggest starting with our suggested time for 8 minutes. Check the fish and if you like it more cooked through, then cook it for a few more minutes. After your first batch in your air fryer, you’ll know what your favorite cooking time is for your fish.
What makes this air fryer fish recipe is the smoky spices that are added to the Parmesan crust mixture. We love smoked paprika but you can use a combination of chili powder, chipotle or smoked paprika if you want.
Using perforated parchment paper makes cooking fish in the air fryer a dream. If you don't have any, get some. Until then, just make sure to oil the basket or tray well before placing the fish in the air fryer.
- 2 tilapia filets , or other white fish (about 4-6 ounces for each filet)
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil , or oil spray
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- kosher salt , to taste
- black pepper , to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika , or to taste
- fresh chopped parsley , for garnish
- lemon wedges , for serving
Preheat the Air Fryer at 380°F/193°C for 5 minutes.
Place the parmesan in a shallow bowl & set aside.
- Drizzle olive oil over fish or spray with oil spray. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, & paprika. Press fish into the cheese mixture and coat both sides of the fish filets.
Line air fryer basket or tray with perforated parchment paper. Lightly spray parchment paper with oil spray. Lay coated fish on the parchment. Lightly spray the top of the fish filets with oil spray.
Air Fry at 380°F/193°C for about 6-12 minutes, or until the fish can be flaked with a fork. Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of the fish and the style of your air fryer.
Top with chopped parsley, serve with lemon wedges.
Hope you enjoy our air fryer parmesan white fish! Here’s more of our Seafood Recipes