Frozen Fish Sticks in the Air Fryer

Frozen Fish Sticks in the Air Fryer

While cooking frozen fish sticks in an air fryer is no rocket science, a lack of the right technique and timing can cause some people to fail.

How long to cook frozen fish in an air fryer? In less than 10 minutes, your meal will be ready to eat. Here is what you need to get the best air fryer frozen fish sticks.

To air fry frozen fish sticks, you simply need to take them out of the freezer, put them in the air fryer basket and cook for about 9 minutes till you get a nice golden brown color. It’s so easy, even a kid can learn to do it. When they’re done cooking just add some tartare sauce for that extra zing.
Cook Time9 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Fish, frozen


  • Airfryer


  • Frozen fish sticks
  • Oil of your choice


  • Spray your air fryer basket with some oil so that the fish sticks don’t stick to it

    Pre-heat your air fryer to 390 ° F. This should take about 3 minutes.

    Put the frozen fish sticks in the basket

    Cook for about 9 minutes

    After 4 minutes shake the basket to flip the fish sticks. You may spray some oil on both sides to get that perfectly crisp crust.


Cook from frozen, no need to thaw
Shake half way
Spraying the basket lightly with oil is important to prevent losing the golden-brown crust.
If cooking fresh fish with your own breading, then increase the cooking time to about 10 minutes. The rest of the instructions remain the same, flip it and spray oil when you are half way through. A drizzle of lemon will elevate the dish instantly
You can also serve it with tartare sauce. Here is a quick recipe you can use. Mix together 200ml mayonnaise, some chopped parsley and shallots, couple of tablespoons of capers, and a dash of salt and pepper. For a healthier option, you can replace mayonnaise with greek yoghurt. This quick and easy tartare sauce is ready to go with your air fried frozen fish sticks.

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