This air-fryer cod recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner. The fish is flaky and tender, with a golden brown and crispy panko crust. Lemon wedges and chives add a lovely citrus and savory onion finish., March 2022


Credit: Photographer / Antonis Achilleos, Prop Stylist / Kay Clarke, Food Stylist / Ruth Blackburn

Recipe Summary

20 mins
45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine bay leaves, celery salt, paprika, cayenne, pepper, garlic powder, dry mustard, ginger and allspice in a spice grinder. Process until the bay leaves are pulverized, about 45 seconds.

  • Place flour in a shallow bowl; stir in 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture. Place egg in a separate shallow bowl. Place panko and 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture in a third shallow bowl; stir to combine.

  • Season cod evenly with the remaining 1 teaspoon spice mixture. Dredge 1 piece of cod in the flour mixture, shaking off excess. Dip in the egg to coat, letting excess drip off. Dredge in the panko mixture, pressing lightly to adhere. Place on a plate or baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining pieces.

  • Preheat an air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Coat the prepared cod with cooking spray. Place half of the cod pieces in the air fryer basket in an even layer, leaving space between the pieces. Cook for 9 minutes; carefully flip and continue cooking until golden brown and the fish flakes easily with a fork, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer to a serving plate and cover to keep warm. Place the remaining cod pieces in the basket and repeat. Sprinkle with chives and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

about 4 oz.
185 calories; protein 22g; carbohydrates 18g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 1g; fat 2g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 1g; cholesterol 100mg; vitamin a iu 581IU; vitamin b3 niacin 6mg; vitamin c 1mg; vitamin d iu 33IU; vitamin e iu 2IU; folate 39mg; vitamin k 3mg; sodium 407mg; calcium 24mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 30mg; phosphorus 361mg; potassium 336mg; zinc 1mg; niacin equivalents 2mg.