Food Network Kitchen’s Air Fryer Fish Sticks.
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Air Fryer Fish Sticks

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
For your next batch of homemade fish sticks, look no further than the air fryer! The breadcrumb coating is seasoned with Pecorino Romano and seafood seasoning, then crisped to perfection with just a spritz of oil. Dip in tartar sauce or your favorite condiment for a simple and satisfying fried fish dish.



Special equipment:
a 3.5-quart air fryer
  1. Cut the cod into strips, about 3 inches long, 1/2 inch wide and 1/2 inch thick. Pat dry between a couple paper towels, then season with a pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper.
  2. Whisk the flour with 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a shallow bowl. Whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt in a second shallow bowl. Whisk the breadcrumbs, Pecorino Romano and seafood seasoning in a third shallow bowl until combined. Dip a piece of fish in the seasoned flour, shaking off any excess, then dip in the beaten egg. Dredge in the breadcrumb mixture, turning until evenly coated. Transfer to a large plate or rimmed baking sheet and continue until all the fish are coated. 
  3. Preheat a 3.5-quart air fryer to 400 degrees F. Working in batches, place some of the fish sticks in the fryer basket in a single layer, then spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Cook, flipping halfway through, until the fish sticks are golden brown and opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes a side.
  4. Serve with lemon wedges and tartar sauce, for dipping.