Ok, I’m really starting to think there is absolutely nothing you cannot cook in this air fryer. Tonight was no exception. Since going Keto about 2 years ago, I’ve sure missed fried fish. Tonight, I have created a version that I actually like more than true “fried” fish. I chose market fresh Flounder for this experiment. It’s not an overly fishy tasting fish, but it’s super tender white fish meat. Let’s see how this unfolded.
- 1 lb. fresh fish fillets
- 1/2 bag of Kroger pork rinds. (I used 1/2 plain, 1/2 spicy)
- 10 tbs almond flour (6 to blend, 4 for the fish)
- 3 large eggs
- 3 oz grated parmesan cheese
- Seasonings of choice
In your blender, add your 1/2 bag of pork rinds and blend for about 8 seconds. Open the lid, add your almond flour, parmesan and seasonings and blend again for 8 seconds. Transfer contents to an appropriate dish for battering.
Build your batter station now. In a bowl, whip your eggs. You may choose to add seasonings to the eggs as well, this may only enhance the flavor. On a plate, add your 4 tbs of almond flour.
Take your fish fillet and coat both sides evenly with the almond flour. Transfer fillet to the egg wash and coat both sides. Pull your fillet out and allow excess egg to drip off. Add the fillet to the pork rind breading and coat both sides evenly. You may need to press down on both sides to get it coated well. Transfer to air fryer rack. Continue battering until all of your fillets are ready.
Place your battered fish into the air fryer and air fry for 12 minutes at 400 degrees. You can choose to leave in a little longer to get the desired crunch if needed. At 12 minutes, mine was perfect. Pull from air fryer and allow to rest a few minutes before serving. If you are using an air fryer without a rack system, you will need to flip about halfway to crunch both sides. NOTE: I sprayed my racks and the fish almost stuck to them. I suggest spraying with olive oil cooking spray no matter what air fryer you are using.
Plate and enjoy. Let me know how yours turns out!