Air Fryer Haddock
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Crispy, flaky, tender haddock can be yours in just 20 minutes!
Covered in a delicious coating, air fried to golden perfection, Air Fried Haddock is the perfect healthy version of traditional fried fish.
Haddock, a North Atlantic species related to cod, has long been one of the most popular fish in northern Europe because of its clean, white flesh and mild flavor. Here at Sizzlefish, our Haddock is caught in the pristine, cold waters off the coast of Iceland. Haddock is not only delicious, but it’s also a nutrition powerhouse and is thought of as one of the best to eat due to its high protein content, low calorie and low mercury content. Haddock also has twice the omega-3 levels than its relative cod fish. Nutritious and delicious, could we ask for more?
Why Use The Air Fryer?
Have you tried the air fryer before? If not, we are sure this recipe will convince you to go out and get one! If not, don’t worry, we will help you with the oven baked version too. Back to the air fryer and how perfectly it crisps up these beautifully sweet succulent haddock fillets. Why the air fryer? Well, it’s so easy! That and it makes a healthier version of fried fish. Now you don’t have to deal with heating up a lot of oil and then having to clean up all that oil afterwards. Not to say that is not fun sometimes, but there are times when we want the good stuff but easier. We have your attention now, don’t we?
How Do You Fry The Fish?
We chose the traditional double dip method here to coat the fillets. Meaning, we dipped the fish in a little flour, then in whipped eggs and then coated them generously in a seasoned crushed corn flake crust. Yep, you read that right, crushed corn flakes. They make the most delicious coating on these haddock fillets. They are slightly sweet and give the crust the most perfect crunch! Not only that, but this double dip method really locks in the moisture so your fillets remain tender and juicy when they cook. There are a few things you need to do to get that beautiful crust though. You need to make sure the haddock fillets are fully thawed in the refrigerator the night before. You also need to make sure you dry them well with paper towels. If they are still slightly frozen or if there is access moisture in the fillets, they will not completely crisp up the way you want them to. Another tip is to make sure you don’t overcrowd the fish in the air fryer. The air fryer works best if air can circulate around the food, so a little space will give you the perfect crunch on the sides of the fillets.
What About Sides?
We went the traditional route and paired our fried haddock with some tasty and crispy potato wedges (not featured in the recipe) but the possibilities are truly endless. Potatoes come in so many different forms that you can pick your favorite to enjoy with this main dish, or maybe cook up some veggies instead! Whatever side you choose, the haddock is still likely to steal the show.
4 Sizzlefish Haddock Fillets
- 2 cups Corn Flake Crumbs
- 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 2 eggs
- Lemon Wedges; optional
- Tartar Sauce; optional
In a small bowl, combine the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper.
Place the crushed corn flakes in a separate bowl.
Place the eggs in another bowl and mix well.
Spray the air fryer pan with oil to coat.
To coat the haddock fillets, dip them first in the flour, then in the egg and next in the crushed corn flakes.
As you coat the haddock fillets with the crumb mixture place them in the oiled air fryer basket.
After placing the fillets in the air fryer basket, spray each one well with olive oil spray.
Set the tray or basket into the air fryer at 400°F, for 6 minutes, flip the fillets and spray with more oil. Continue to cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until the internal temperature of the fillets reaches 145°F.