Air Fryer Beer Battered Fish & Chips

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Let’s cook air fryer beer battered fish and chips. Air fryer beer battered fish is delicious when cooked from frozen and have it once, and you will it every Friday night for your Friday night fish supper.

Using Marks and Spencer’s beer battered cod, McCain Gastro Chips, and a can of fish shop style mushy peas, this is the best frozen fish and chips you will ever try.   

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air fryer beer battered fish and chips recipe
Air Fryer Beer Battered Fish and Chips Recipe

Air Fryer Beer Battered Fish

It feels such a long time ago now since we bought our first ever air fryer. Its was the original Philips Air Fryer and we fell in love with it at first sight.

The first thing we cooked was air fryer chicken strips and this was soon followed up with air fryer chips.

But back then we lived in Portugal and a fish and chip shop was few and far between and those that you did find were pretty awful.

So, Dominic said that he wanted to try beer battered fish in the air fryer. We tucked in and loved it and couldn’t believe like most air fryer recipes, that it wasn’t deep fried.

Then you looked down at the air fryer, and out of any air fryer recipes battered food makes the most mess and is the hardest of air fryer food to cook.

Since then, we have only ever cooked beer battered fish in the air fryer a couple of times and both agree its so much easier to bread it like we do in our homemade air fryer fish and chips.

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Can You Do Battered Fish In Air Fryer?

Yes, you can air fry battered fish. BUT it makes more mess than it is worth and its hard to get the batter to stick to the fish. Plus you have to partly freeze the fish to get the batter to stick, so you might as well just go frozen.

That is why I recommend instead you cook frozen beer battered fish and chips.

Can You Use A Wet Batter In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can use a wet batter in the air fryer. But it doesn’t stick very well to the food and makes a lot of mess in the air fryer.

It’s much better doing typical breaded food such as dipping in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs. Just like we do in our air fryer cordon bleu or our air fryer schnitzel.

Or if you have a wet batter, to do it like we do an air fryer blooming onion.

Can You Cook Frozen Battered Fish And Chips Together In Air Fryer?

Yes, you sure can and we will be showing you today how to cook beer battered fish and chips together in the air fryer.

You can also combine chips in a few other air fryer recipes too. Such as our air fryer sausage and chips, air fryer steak and chips, or more recently our air fryer fish fingers and chips.

Frozen Beer Battered Cod In Air Fryer

Married to a chef and with my own love for the paleo diet, it can be a challenge sometimes to make a frozen food in the air fryer. After all, the air fryer was made to make us healthier.

But we get many requests for frozen food in the air fryer and we like to help our readers best we can.

So, we didn’t have much interest in this frozen beer battered cod in the air fryer.

And then we tried it and OMG the M&S beer battered cod has to be the best frozen fish we have ever eaten. And so much better than the Iceland breaded one we used in our air fryer frozen fish and chips.

The hubby who is always offended when pubs serve frozen fish and chips, said he would order this on a restaurant menu every time.

Though I do think frozen battered foods have the wow factor in the air fryer compared to breaded.

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Beer Battered Fish Air Fryer Ingredients

Beer Battered Fish Air Fryer Ingredients

Fish – I much prefer the beer battered cod from M&S but you can swap for any favourite battered fish fillet. You can also easily fit two in the air fryer to do enough to feed two.

Chips – We paired our frozen battered cod with a portion of McCain frozen Gatro Chips (our favourite).

Peas – The mushy peas are of course optional, but if you want an authentic fish and chip shop experience in the air fryer then they are a must!

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How To Cook Battered Fish In Air Fryer?

air fryer beer battered fish and chips step by step
  • Chips. Remove the frozen chips from its packaging and load into the air fryer basket. Air fry for 6 minutes at 180c/360f to kickstart the cooking of the frozen chips.
  • Fish. When the air fryer beeps, shake the chips, and add the beer battered cod over the chips. Air fry for 18 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Swap. When the air fryer beeps remove the battered cod and put to one side. Then find a space in the air fryer for your mushy peas. Cook for a further 5 minutes at 180c/360f.

And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to air fry battered fish and why you should be doing it too!

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Yes, you sure can. Please see our reheat the fish and chip shop in the air fryer post, which also includes reheating fish cakes, chips, scraps and loads of other chippy favourites.

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Air Fryer Beer Battered Fish & Chips

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Air Fryer Beer Battered Fish & Chips
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Air Fryer Beer Battered Fish & Chips

Let’s cook air fryer beer battered fish and chips. Air fryer beer battered fish is delicious when cooked from frozen and have it once, and you will it every Friday night for your Friday night fish supper.
Cook Time29 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 579kcal


  • 2 Frozen Beer Battered Fish Fillets
  • 400 g Frozen Chips
  • 200 g Mushy Peas

Kitchen Gadgets


  • Load frozen chips into the air fryer basket and air fry for 6 minutes at 180c/360f.
    How To Cook Battered Fish In Air Fryer?
  • When the air fryer beeps, shake the chips, and add the fish fillets over the chips.
    How To Cook Battered Fish In Air Fryer?
  • Cook for a further 18 minutes at 180c/360f or until the fish is perfectly cooked and the batter is crispy.
    How To Cook Battered Fish In Air Fryer?
  • Remove the fish from the air fryer and load onto plates ready for serving.
    How To Cook Battered Fish In Air Fryer?
  • Make a space in the air fryer basket for a ramekin and fill a ramekin with mushy peas. Then air fry the mushy peas and chips for a further 5 minutes at the same temperature.
    How To Cook Battered Fish In Air Fryer?


Temperature. Don’t be tempted to increase the temperature up as it will make the inside of the battered fish dry out.
Gentle. Make sure you are gentle with the battered fish. Because it is battered and not breaded, its very easy for it to crumble and fall apart in the air fryer basket. When we removed the battered cod from the packaging, we had found that part of the batter had already fallen off.
Thanks for reading our beer battered cod air fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more cod in the air fryer, then try our air fryer frozen fish fillets.


Calories: 579kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1166mg | Potassium: 969mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1529IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 4mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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1 thought on “Air Fryer Beer Battered Fish & Chips”

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious and perfect timings. The air fryer really does do the job so much quicker and healthier than a deep fat fryer. Gorgeous, also your timings were correct and worked really well for mine.


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