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Let’s cook frozen fish fingers in the air fryer with chips and baked beans for the ultimate 90’s after school dinner. If you love Birds Eye fish fingers and want to air fry them, then this is perfect for you.

You can cook frozen fish fingers on their own, or pair them with McCain frozen Gastro Chips for the ultimate weeknight air fryer dinner.

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Air Fryer Fish Fingers And Chips Recipe
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How To Cook Fish Fingers and Chips

I recently shared our air fryer frozen fish fingers recipe on our Facebook page. It soon became a discussion of whether or not they are air fryer frozen fish fingers or air fryer frozen fish sticks.

I am lucky to have readers from around the world. From US, Canada, Australia, UK, South Africa, Ireland, New Zealand, and many other great places.

And of course, around the world we call things totally different things. There is also metric and imperial going on and I find that I can easily go from one to the other without even thinking about it.

But that comment about them been fish fingers not fish sticks got me thinking and made me want to do a specific fish fingers air fryer recipe for my fellow Brits.

But I didn’t just want to load frozen fish fingers into the air fryer basket, instead I wanted to do it like the typical school dinner when you are just home from school and make fish fingers and chips.

Today’s recipe is just that – fish fingers, chips, and beans totally 90’s style just swapping the 90’s deep fat fryer for the air fryer.

Though wherever you are in the world, I am sure you will enjoy this too and maybe you might call this fish sticks and fries?

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Can You Cook Fish Fingers In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can air fry fish fingers and they taste delicious in the air fryer. As a child my mum always cooked them in the oven and they were never crispy, compared to deep frying.

But if you air fry fish fingers they have the crispy texture of deep fried, just without the higher calories.

Best Way To Cook Fish Fingers?

The best way to cook fish fingers is to use the air fryer. They add a wonderful crispy texture to your fish fingers that you will not get from the grill or from the oven.

Plus, fish fingers are so FAST to cook in the air fryer compared to other methods.

Birds Eye Fish Fingers In Air Fryer

If I am going to be cooking fish fingers, then it must be Birds Eye. You just can always tell the difference with the quality.

They also don’t feel like they are pumped full of water to make them bigger.

Also, I have found if I don’t use Birds Eye fish fingers in the air fryer that they often break when in the air fryer or have excess breadcrumbs that makes the air fryer dirty.

Air Fryer Fish Fingers & Chips

When I think fish fingers, I am always thinking about the chips that pair so perfectly with the fish fingers.

We will be showing you today how to cook air fryer fish fingers and chips together from frozen. However, if you just want the fish fingers, I recommend you follow our fish sticks recipe as that’s what Americans call fish fingers and just shows you the fish not the chips.

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Fish Fingers Air Fryer Ingredients

Fish Fingers Air Fryer Ingredients

Fingers – We just used ¾ of a box of Birds Eye fish fingers. We could have done more, but wanted to pair them with chips and if we did them all, then we wouldn’t have fitted in the chips.

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

Spray – I also recommend some extra virgin olive oil spray to help crisp up your chips and to give them the wow factor. You don’t need much and its probably the equivalent of a teaspoon.

Optional – You can also air fry some baked beans too in a cute little ramekin and then you have air fryer fish fingers, chips and beans. Though this part is totally optional.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in these frozen fish fingers in air fryer it has just been our Philips air fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes.

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How To Cook Frozen Fish Fingers In Air Fryer?

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If you just want to cook frozen fish fingers in air fryer and not have the whole meal, then you can do this too.

  • Load. Open up a bag of frozen fish fingers and spread them out in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook. Air fry frozen fish fingers for 12 minutes at 180c/360f. Spray the tops with extra virgin olive oil spray halfway through for an extra crisp.
  • Serve. You can then serve your fish fingers however you like. My dad loves them in a sandwich with an air fryer fried egg and calls them the best hangover food ever!

That is how simple it is to cook frozen fish fingers in an air fryer whether you want a full meal or just the fish fingers.

How Long Do Fish Fingers Take In Air Fryer?

The fish fingers cooking time is JUST 8 minutes. This cook time applies to fish fingers from frozen cooked on their own in the air fryer.

However, if you are pairing frozen fish fingers with chips, then the cook time will be higher, and this brings the total cook time to 18 minutes.

Or add in baked beans and the final cook time will become 21 minutes.

What Temperature Do You Cook Fish Fingers In An Air Fryer?

The ideal temperature for cooking frozen fish fingers in the air fryer is 180c/360f. This allows for an even cook time and to make sure the fish fingers are cooked in the middle and crispy on the outside.

Can You Reheat Fish Fingers?

Yes, you sure can. And fish fingers taste delicious reheated in the air fryer. I recommend reheating fish fingers in the air fryer for 4 minutes at 160c/360f.

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Fish Fingers In Air Fryer

Let’s cook frozen fish fingers in the air fryer with chips and baked beans for the ultimate 90’s after school dinner. If you love Birds Eye fish fingers and want to air fry them, then this is perfect for you.
Cook Time: 21 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 2
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Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Load frozen chips into the air fryer basket to one side and air fry for 5 minutes at 180c/360f.
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  • When the air fryer beeps, shake the chips, and add the fish fingers to the other side. Cook for a further 8 minutes at 180c/360f.
    Can You Cook Fish Fingers In An Air Fryer?
  • Turn the fish fingers over and shake the chips. Spray with a little extra virgin olive oil. Air fry for a further 5 minutes at the same temperature.
    Can You Cook Fish Fingers In An Air Fryer?
  • Load the fish fingers and chips onto plates.
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  • At the same time add a ramekin full of baked beans into the air fryer and air fry for 3 minutes at the same temperature.
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  • When the air fryer beeps serve your fish fingers, chips, and beans.
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Notes

Temperature. Don’t be tempted to increase the temperature up as it will make the inside of the fish fingers dry out.
Optional. You can serve this with or without beans or swap the beans for spaghetti hoops or something similar.
Thanks for reading our fish fingers 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 delicious frozen food, then do check out our air fryer frozen pizza next.

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This is a great idea if your kids love fish fingers chips and beans. I was brought up on them but these are so easy quick and so much less mess than deep fat fryer and healthier too. Thank you.