Air Fryer Beer Battered Fish and Chips are a tasty twist on the classic dish from across the pond. White fish is fried and served with homemade fries.
Frying fish in beer batter is next level. Serve with malt vinegar, tartar sauce and lemon wedges for a delicious fish dinner.
Using an air fryer to fry your fish lets you get that crisp texture without all the oil.
Air Fryer Fish and Chips Ingredients
To make this classic fish recipe, you will need these ingredients from the grocery store (see the recipe below for exact amounts and instructions):
- Halibut: You can substitute most kinds of white fish for this recipe. Halibut, Cod, Haddock all work great for fish and chips.
- Beer: Feel free to spice things up with different kinds of beer. I prefer a dark porter, but you can use a lager as well.
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Soda
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Russet Potatoes
- Olive Oil
- Malt Vinegar
- Tartar Sauce
- Lemon Wedges
How to Make Fish & Chips in an Air Fryer
You will want to make the chips first, so that the fish is hot and crispy when you serve it. Chips are known in America as thick cut fries or steak fries.
How to Make Thick Cut Fries in an Air Fryer
Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
Cut the potatoes lengthwise into thick slices that are about 1/2 inch thick.
Place the potato slices into a large bowl and drizzle with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine.
Cook the potatoes in the air fryer for 7-10 minutes, toss the fries and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes (or until the fries have reached your desired crispness).
How to Make Beer Battered Fish in an Air Fryer
Cut the white fish into filets that are about 4 inches each.
In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup of the all-purpose flour with the cornstarch, baking soda, egg, and beer.
In another bowl, combine the remaining flour with the salt, pepper, old bay, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Dip each filet of white fish into the beer batter and then into the flour mix, making sure to evenly coat each side.
Cook the fish in the air fryer for 5-7 minutes before flipping and cooking an additional 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown.
You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. I recommend reheating in the air fryer to keep the fish and chips nice and crispy.
Can I Eat These Warm or Cold?
Definitely warm! These are best fresh out of the air fryer while they are still crispy and hot.