Air Fryer Flounder Fish
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Air Fryer Flounder Fish is amazing. It has a great and light coating, and the Cajun spice blend really brings a lot of flavor out of this fish, and it is air-fried to perfection.

Today, I made a Southern Fried Flounder Fish, which is healthy and absolutely delicious. If you love fish filets with a crunchy coating, this is amazing! Better yet, it is so simple to prepare in the air fryer.

Everyone loves a great and easy fish recipe, with lots of flavor and a crispy exterior, this is amazing!

If you are looking for even more air fryer seafood recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER, PANKO CRUSTED FRIED HADDOCK, AIR FRYER, CHEESY CRAB MEAT ENGLISH MUFFINS MELTS, AIR FRYER, TEMPURA SHRIMP and AIR FRYER, THAI BASIL SHRIMP STIR-FRY.

Air Fryer Flounder Fish

This is a really healthy and delicious air fryer dinner or lunch. My kids love it served up with some homemade tartar sauce and some lemon slices on the side. But however you serve it up, it’s amazing.

Ingredients:

  • Flounder, catfish, cod, whiting, etc., any white fish
  • Buttermilk or Olive Oil
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Spices: Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Smoky Paprika, Red Pepper, and Black Pepper
  • Cooking Spray

How To Make Air Fryer Flounder Fish

Seasoning Mix

In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, cornstarch, and spices. Mix well. This will be your flour coating.

Dry the flounder filets off with a paper towel, then either soak the flounder in buttermilk or rub some olive oil over the fillets.

Flounder Fillets

Then press the flour coating over the fillets, and press hard so that the coating adheres. Then use your oil mister and spray VERY GENEROUSLY with olive oil, avocado oil, or any other high heat oil.

Note: You really do not want to see any of the flour. Otherwise, as it air fries up, you will still have flour (white patches) on your fish fillets.

Set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 5 minutes, flip and spray again, and then set the timer for another 3-5 minutes, or until golden brown.

Air Fryer Flounder Fish

How To Make This In An Oven

If you want to prepare this but want to cook this in the oven, that is really simple. Just preheat your oven to 475 degrees F.

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray, then place your prepared fish fillets on top of the baking sheet.

Set into the oven for 8-10 minutes.

Some Pro Tips

  • Make sure that you really coat your fish with cooking spray. Otherwise, you will get a lot of white spots or dark brown patches. You want the entire coating to be sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Do not crowd the basket. Otherwise, your fish will not crisp up correctly.
  • Thawed fish works the best. Although you can easily air fry up frozen fish, it is tough to batter frozen fish. So, try to use thawed fish.
  • Dry the fish well with a paper towel; this way, the coating sticks.

How To Store Leftover Air Fryer Flounder Fish

If you have any leftover fish, let it cool to room temperature and then place the leftover flounder into an airtight container.

Place the container in the refrigerator, it will last about 2 to 3 days.

How To Reheat Leftover Air Fryer Flounder Fish

If you have any leftovers htat you would like to reaheat you can either use the microwave or place it back into the air fyrer.

Place your leftover flounder fish into the air fryer basket, spray it with some cooking spray and reheat at 350 degrees F, air fryer setting for 4-6 minutes. Flipping halfway.

WHAT’S THE BEST FISH TO AIR FRY?

Any fish works in the air fryer. The temperature will mostly stay the same, but the true time will depend on how thick the air fryer is. Some great fishes to air fry are:

  • Haddock
  • Cod
  • Flounder
  • Cat Fish
  • Whiting

BEST SEASONING FOR SOUTHERN FRIED FISH?

Tradtiaionl southern fried fish will be using cornmeal, so just subitue teh all-purpose flour ofr cornmeal.

The spices will remain the same, although you can really find a great and easy Southern Fried Seasoning Mix on Amazon. (Affiliate link)

Remember a little bit of seasoning goes a long way, so adjust accordingly.

WHAT GOES WELL WITH FRIED FISH?

Anything really goes well, my favorite for a great dinner would be:

Yield: 2 Servings

Air Fryer Flounder Fish

Air Fryer Flounder Fish

This is such an easy and foolproof way to make fried fish in the air fryer. Same great flavor as deep-fried, but so much better and healthier. This is a great and easy dinner option.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Flounder (or white fish) fillets
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or buttermilk
  • 11/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teapsoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoky paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking Spray

Instructions

    1. In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, cornstarch, and spices. Mix well. This will be your flour coating.
    2. Dry the flounder filets off with a paper towel, then either soak the flounder in buttermilk or rub some olive oil over the fillets.
    3. Then press the flour coating over the fillets, and press hard so that the coating adheres. Then use your oil mister and spray VERY GENEROUSLY with olive oil, avocado oil, or any other high heat oil.
    4. Set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 5 minutes, flip and spray again, and then set the timer for another 3-5 minutes, or until golden brown.
    5. Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

Note: You really do not want to see any of the flour. Otherwise, as it air fries up, you will still have flour (white patches) on your fish fillets.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 500Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 239mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 8g