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prep time 20 MINUTES

cook time 10 MINUTES

total time 30 MINUTES

These low-carb Air Fryer Fish sticks cook in about 10 minutes and they’re delicious with Double-Dill Homemade Tartar Sauce!




  • 4 pieces of cod, halibut, or other thick white fish fillets (see notes)

  • 2 eggs, well beaten

  • 1 cup almond flour

  • 2 tsp. Fish Rub (see notes)

  • 1/4 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper

  • Tartar Sauce for serving (We loved this with my Double-Dill Homemade Tartar Sauce, see notes.)


  1. Thaw the cod, halibut, or other thick white fish pieces overnight in the fridge if frozen. Then drain fish well and pat dry with paper towels.

  2. Cut fish crosswise into short strips about 1 inch wide. We got 16 strips from four fish fillets, but if your Air Fryer is a smaller model you might not be able to cook that much at once.

  3. Prepare two bowls, one with beaten eggs and the other with a mixture of the almond flour (affiliate link), Fish Rub, and a little freshly-ground black pepper.

  4. Set Air Fryer to 390F/200 C. Preheat the air fryer if needed. We sprayed the Air Fryer basket with non-stick spray.

  5. When you’re ready to cook, dip each piece of fish first into the egg and then into the almond flour mixture, sprinkling almond flour over with your fingers so the fish is lightly coated. Lay the fish sticks in the Air Fryer basket as you coat them.

  6. Cook the fish 10-12 minutes, starting to check after about 7-8 minutes minutes to see if you need to rotate the fish. (We turned them over once but I’m not sure it was essential because the Air Fryer circulates the hot air around the food.) At 10 minutes check to see if you need a bit more time.

  7. Fish is done when it feels firm to the touch and is lightly browned on the outside.

  8. Serve hot, with Tartar Sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.

  9. If this makes more than you’ll eat at one time you can refrigerate the fish and reheat in the Air Fryer.

  10. You can bake them at 475F/245C for about 15-20 minutes if you want to cook the fish sticks in the oven.


The fish pieces I use are probably about 6 ounces each, for a total of 1 1/2 pounds of fish, but the amount you use will partly be determined by how large your Air Fryer basket is, unless you don’t mind cooking in batches.

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