Frozen Cod In Air Fryer

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If you love battered cod, but want to enjoy them in the air fryer, then you must try our frozen cod in air fryer recipe. Using battered fish and chip shop style cod, its delicious for your next fish Friday.

You can also mix and match with other similar sized frozen battered fish such as haddock.

Air Fryer Frozen Cod
Air Fryer Frozen Cod

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Do you love a Friday night fish supper? I grew up in a seaside down in Yorkshire, England that was famous for its fish and chips. Now when I return to the town to visit family, I still see was of fish and chip shops.

My favourite as a kid was always the chips with scraps. If you have not heard of scraps check out our reheat fish and chips in the air fryer. But its basically the batter that falls off the fish and are like crispy balls of batter.

But everyone else in the family, was always team cod. It was always cod and chips. Cod was always considered leaner than the haddock, and because everyone loved it, you paid more for cod, than you did haddock.

But of course, you can’t freshly batter fish in the air fryer, because the batter falls off the fish and you just end up with a big mess in the air fryer.  

That is when frozen cod in air fryer is ideal. We’re going to be showing you today how simple it is to cook from frozen your favourite frozen cod fillets in air fryer. Plus, of course, plus if you prefer it the traditional way with chips then do try our air fryer frozen fish and chips recipe.

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Can You Cook Frozen Fish In Air Fryer

Yes, you can cook frozen fish in air fryer. Frozen fish, battered, breaded, or no breading are all delicious cooked in the air fryer.

The air fryer also stops the cod or other fish from being dry, when they are in the air fryer. I could never imagine cooking frozen fish any other way.

Do You Cook Cod In Air Fryer With Oil?

The depends on how you like your cod and the type of cod you are cooking. For example, unbreaded fish such as cod fillets really don’t need oil, but you can add it for extra flavour.

Then with air fryer breaded cod, we only add oil if we want an extra crisp to the skin and usually do so with an oil spray.

How Many Minutes Do You Cook Fish In The Air Fryer?

The cod air fryer time can vary depending on how you are cooking the cod. From cooking from frozen, to cod nuggets, to classic cod in the air fryer, the cook time can range from 8 minutes through to 20 minutes.

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Cod Air Fryer Recipe Ingredients

Cod Air Fryer Recipe Ingredients

Cod – we used a box of frozen cod fillets that had been battered. It’s the Young brand and we have found that the Young brand or the Marks and Spencers battered fish is the nicest and tastes best in the air fryer.

Oil – Now oil is totally optional as we find that because its battered fish it really doesn’t need much for it to go nice and crispy. But we do recommend a good spray if using breaded cod in the air fryer.

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How To Cook Frozen Cod In Air Fryer?

  • Load. Place your frozen cod fillets in air fryer. Spread them out because you don’t want them on top of each other as it will ruin the crispy texture. We can usually fit in 4 at once, but a bigger air fryer could hold more than this.
  • Cook. Set the temperature to 180c/360f and air fry frozen cod fillets for 12 minutes, followed by another 4 minutes at 200c/400f.
  • Oil. If you want to add oil spray to the air fryer cod fillets we recommend between the 12 minute cook and the 4 minute.

How Long To Cook Frozen Cod In Air Fryer?

We recommend air fryer frozen cod getting cooked for 16 minutes. Or if you are cooking small frozen cod fillets that are not breaded, 12 minutes. Though keep an eye on your cod and tweak if needed as it can vary based on the size of your fillets.

What Temp To Cook Cod In Air Fryer?

We recommend for frozen fish in air fryer, that you start with a temperature of 180c/360f, to cook the cod from frozen, then increase to 200c/400f to make the cod nice and crispy.

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Frozen Cod In Air Fryer

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Frozen Cod In Air Fryer

If you love battered cod, but want to enjoy them in the air fryer, then you must try our frozen cod in air fryer recipe. Using battered fish and chip shop style cod, its delicious for your next fish Friday.
Cook Time16 minutes
Total Time16 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 1476kcal


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  • Place four frozen cod fillets into the air fryer basket, spreading them out. Cook the frozen fish for 12 minutes at 180c/360f.
    How Long To Cook Frozen Cod In Air Fryer?
  • If you feel the air fryer cod needs more of a crisp to it you can spray the tops with olive oil, but this step it optional.
    How Long To Cook Frozen Cod In Air Fryer?
  • Increase the temperature to 200c/400f and cook for a further 4 minutes until crispy and golden.
    How Long To Cook Frozen Cod In Air Fryer?


Varieties. We used four battered frozen cod fillets in the air fryer. You can swap this for haddock, or any other favourite battered fish.
Thanks for reading air fryer frozen cod fillets on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you love some chips with your cod, to try our air fryer chips, which are homemade chips and are delicious.


Calories: 1476kcal | Protein: 321g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 774mg | Sodium: 972mg | Potassium: 7434mg | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 288mg | Iron: 7mg
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. 5 stars
    I buy the 4 pack from Aldi Haddock now as I find it tastes better. For me in my Foodi one 15min from cold ( 14 hot) 190c. Few frozen chips at side @10min and mushy peas on hob


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