Air fryer frozen fish sticks are a quick and kid-friendly meal. Cook them in the air fryer for a less greasy yet still crispy lunch that they are bound to love.
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Air fryer fish sticks from scratch are one of my go-to quick and easy lunch ideas for toddlers at home. Whitefish is a healthy source of protein and minerals and when you make them yourself you have full control over the salt and fats.
They also perfectly fit an adult diet as homemade keto air fryer fish sticks. Make an extra big batch and store them in the freezer for quick lunches and dinners whenever you need them.
How to Cook Frozen Fish Sticks in Air Fryer
This is just as simple as cooking fish sticks in the oven. All you have to do is give each stick enough space, making sure they don’t touch or overlap.
The crispy skin on fish sticks also tends to stick on whatever cooking surface you are using so I make sure to spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray beforehand.
How long to cook frozen fish sticks in air fryer? Cook at 380 degrees for 4 minutes on each side – done.
What to Eat with Fish Sticks
Fish sticks on their own are delicious but of course, you want a complete meal. Throw in a batch of air fryer french fries and the kids’ plate will be clean before you know it.
For something a little healthier (which I recommend if you’re making homemade fish sticks anyway), make a simple cucumber and tomato salad or serve with honey-glazed carrots. For the classic English style, serve air fryer battered fish sticks with mushy peas.
Best Sauce for Frozen Fish Fingers
My personal favorite combo is and always will be tartar sauce. I am in love with this homemade red lobster tartar sauce.
Recipes Using Fish Sticks
Looking for something a little more adventurous using fish sticks? Cooking frozen fish sticks in the air fryer does not have to be boring. In fact, they can be a great time-saving ingredient for some very fun meals.
Frozen fish sticks bring me lots of childhood nostalgia so I will never be too good for this simple yet yummy food. I hope that this post inspires you to have a little more fun with frozen fish sticks.
Tell me more about your childhood memories of eating frozen fish sticks. I would love to see how you incorporate them into your kids’ meals, too!
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Frozen Fish Sticks in Air Fryer
- 1 Dozen Frozen Fish Sticks
- Tartar Sauce, optional
- Spray air fryer basket with nonstick cooking oil. Add a single layer of frozen fish sticks with space between so they are not touching or overlapping. Close the tray/lid.
- Set the temperature to 380 degrees Fahrenheit and the timer to 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, flip, and cook an additional 3-minutes until they are crisp and cooked through.
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