Air fryers are all the rage these days. And for good reason! They’re a healthier alternative to deep frying, and they can cook up food just as crispy and delicious. One of the most popular items to cook in an air fryer is fish sticks. They’re quick, easy, and usually pretty healthy. But how do you cook them so they come out perfectly crispy? In this blog post, we will share with you our tips and tricks for cooking perfect fish sticks in an air fryer. We’ll also share a few recipes for dipping sauces that will take your fish sticks to the next level. So whether you’re a beginner or a pro at using an air fryer, read on for everything you need to know about making delicious fish sticks!
What You Will Need
You will need:
-1 pound of fish sticks
-1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon of garlic powder
-1/4 teaspoon of salt
-1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
-2 tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil
-Tartar sauce or cocktail sauce (optional)
Assuming you have an air fryer, cooking fish sticks in it is pretty straightforward. Here’s a detailed guide on what you’ll need to do:
First, preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. While it’s heating up, prepare your fish sticks. In a bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Dredge each fish stick in the mixture until it’s coated and set aside.
Next, pour the oil into the air fryer basket and add the fish sticks. Cook for 12 minutes or until they’re golden brown and crispy. Serve with tartar sauce or cocktail sauce if desired. Enjoy!
Cooking the Fish Sticks
How to cook fish sticks in an air fryer?
– Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F.
– Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the frozen fish sticks on the baking sheet.
– Spray the fish sticks with cooking spray.
– Cook the fish sticks for 10 minutes, flipping them half way through.
– Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!
-Serve fish sticks with your favorite dipping sauce.
-Try them with a side of mashed potatoes and peas.
-For a healthy option, serve fish sticks with a side salad.
-For a fun twist, serve fish sticks as part of a seafood feast alongside shrimp and calamari.
Tips and Tricks
1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
2. Cut the fish sticks into even pieces, about 1-inch thick.
3. Place the fish sticks in the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook for 10 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
Q: What type of fish should I use for my fish sticks?
A: You can use any type of fish for your fish sticks, but we recommend using a whitefish such as cod, haddock, or pollock.
Q: How do I know when my fish sticks are done cooking?
A: The best way to tell if your fish sticks are done is to insert a fork into the center of one. If it flakes easily and is cooked through, they’re ready! You can also check the internal temperature with a food thermometer – they should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
Q: Can I make my own bread crumbs for the coating?
A: Yes, you can! Just add some fresh breadcrumbs to a food processor and pulse until they’re the desired consistency. You can also experiment with different flavors by adding seasonings to the breadcrumbs before you coat the fish sticks.
Q: Can I use an air fryer to cook frozen fish sticks?
A: Yes, you can! Just follow the package directions for cooking time and temperature.