Fried fish has never been easier. Choose the type of fish you want and follow this recipe and you will have great golden, crunchy fried fish. I was very impressed how this turned out. Used catfish because that’s what Kroger’s butcher had on hand. Threw them on some folio cheese wraps for fish tacos! Hope you enjoy.
1 bag Kroger pork rinds, spicy or mild or both
6 tbs almond flour
4 tbs coconut flour
3 oz shredded parmesan cheese
seasoning of choice
4-6 fish fillets (catfish)
I like to prepare the fish first. I took the fillets and quartered them to make them more taco friendly. You can do smaller nuggets or leave the fillet whole, any combination will work.
Prepare you batter station. In your mixer, add your pork rinds and blend down. Remove the lid, add your parmesan cheese, seasoning, and 6 tbs of almond flour and blend another 10 seconds or so. Pour contents into a batter friendly dish.
In a separate bowl, add your eggs and whip. I chose to add more seasoning here because I believe in flavor!! On a plate, dump out your coconut flour. Set up the station from left to right, fish —> coconut flour —-> egg —-> pork rinds.
Let’s get to battering. Add fish to the coconut flour and coat both sides really well. Dip in the egg and coat both sides in egg really good. Remove from the egg and let excess drip off. Immediately add to the pork rind mix. Pat down really good and flip. Ensure you have a nice even coating on your fish. Continue until you have completed all your fish.
When done battering, place fish in your pre-heated air fryer and air fry at 400 degrees for 14 minutes. If you have a rack system, you shouldn’t have to flip. If you don’t have racks, I suggest flipping at halfway to get both sides crispy. Just be careful flipping as your breading will want to pull off. Remove from the air fryer and rest for a few minutes. Plate, and enjoy!
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.