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air fryer fish sandwich on a bun with melted cheese and tartar sauce

Air Fryer Crispy Fish Sandwich

This Air Fryer Cod Fish Sandwich recipe is quick and easy to make using fillets breaded with panko and topped on a brioche bun with melted cheese, pickles, and tartar sauce. Cut the fat and make this healthy dish right at home. 
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer fish, air fryer fish sandwich, air fryer fried fish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 494kcal




  • Set up a cooking station. Add the flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to a bowl large enough to dredge the fish.
  • Add the egg, mayo, and lemon juice to a separate bowl large enough to dredge the fish. Beat the egg and combine the ingredients.
  • Add the panko breadcrumbs to a separate bowl. Keep a moist towel nearby. Your hands will get sticky
  • Dredge the fish in the flour, then the egg mixture and then the breadcrumbs.

Air Fryer Fish

  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil and place the fish in the basket.
  • Spritz the top of the fish with cooking oil.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes on 400 degrees until crisp and golden. I did not flip the fish. If you wish to flip yours do so at 5 minutes and then continue to air fry until crisp and golden.
  • White fish is really tender and delicate. Be careful if you flip the fish and while handling it when removing it from the air fryer. I like to use a silicone spatula to make this easier.

Oven Baked Fish

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the fish on the parchment paper.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crisp and golden.



  • Nutrition facts assume brioche bun is used.
  • Using a lettuce wrap instead of a bun will modify the macros as follows: Cals:218 Net Carbs:7G, Fat:12G Protein: 22G
  • You can substitute crushed pork rinds for panko breadcrumbs and eliminate the flour for a low carb substitute.
  • You can omit mayo if you wish. It's added for flavor.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 21g