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  • High in protein
  • No added sugar
  • Nut free
  • Sesame free
  • Shellfish free
  • Soy free
  • Peanut free
  • Dairy free
  • Lactose free

Who doesn’t love crumbed fish? This super-easy version (with chips!) uses everyone’s favourite kitchen appliance, the air fryer.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes
Air fryer fish


  • 1 cup (75g) panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup (25g) finely grated parmesan
  • 2 tbs finely chopped dill
  • 1 lemon, rind finely grated
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
  • 1 Coles Australian Free Range egg, lightly whisked
  • 1/4 tsp lemon pepper
  • 4 skinless firm white fish fillets
  • French fries, to serve
  • Tartare sauce, to serve
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 1309kJ/313 Cals (15%), Protein: 33g (66%), Fat: 7g (10%), Sat Fat: 3g (13%), Sodium: 297mg (15%), Carb: 28g (9%), Sugar: 2g (2%), Dietary Fibre: 1g (3%).

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.

Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Preheat air fryer to 180°C.

  2. Step 2

    Combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan, dill and lemon rind in a shallow bowl. Place the flour and egg in separate shallow bowls. Add lemon pepper to flour and season.

  3. Step 3

    Dip the fish in the flour mixture and toss to coat. Shake off any excess flour. Dip in the egg, then in the breadcrumb mixture and turn to coat.

  4. Step 4

    Place fish in basket of air fryer and cook for 15-20 mins or until fish is golden and cooked through.

  5. Step 5

    Place the fish on serving plates. Serve with French fries, tartare sauce and lemon wedges.

Recipe tip

  • Exact cook time when cooking fish in air fryer will depend on the thickness of the fillets. Insert the tip of a knife into the thickest part of the fillet to check.

  • You can use any of your favourite soft herbs in the crumb mixture. Try replacing the dill with chives or parsley.

  • If you don’t have lemon pepper in the pantry, try adding garlic powder or paprika to flavour the crumbs.

    Clever storage: Would you like to plan your meal in advance? You can prepare the fish ahead of time and store, covered, in the fridge for up to 1 day. Cook the crumbed fish in air fryer for 20 minutes before serving.

Air fryer fish recipe

Who doesn’t love crumbed and fried fish? This super-easy version takes advantage of the healthy cooking method provided by everyone’s favourite kitchen appliance, the air fryer. We think the secret to perfect air fryer crumbed fish is in the Japanese-style panko breadcrumbs – they provide just the right amount of crispiness.

The right type of fish to use

We’ve used skinless firm white fish fillets in our recipe. These affordable fillets are readily available at your local Coles supermarket, but you can also try barramundi, snapper, flathead, whiting, ling, blue-eye trevalla or coral trout fillets.

The best seasoning for fish  

Traditional fish and chips are made with seasoned flour, which includes salt, pepper and herbs, such as dill. You might like to experiment with different herbs or spices to create your own special blend – try some Middle Eastern spices, such as cumin, cinnamon or coriander, or even some sumac for extra zest.

Love this recipe?

Want to make your own chips or French fries? Try these traditional chips with lemon and thyme salt for some herby goodness, or our super-easy, two-ingredient homemade deep fried hot chips recipe. To make your own coleslaw, we love this take on the traditional salad – this Texas slaw features apple for extra flavour.