Crispy Cornmeal Cod

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Crispy Cornmeal Cod

Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Servings 4


  • Air Fryer


  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 (6-ounce) cod fillets
  • 3 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 small carrot, shredded
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  • Select preset program of Preheat to preheat the air fryer.
  • Combine cornmeal, paprika, garlic powder, pepper and salt in a medium bowl. Add eggs to a separate medium bowl.
  • Dip fish fillets into egg, then into cornmeal mixture, evenly coating each fillet.
  • Spray crisper tray with olive oil cooking spray and place breaded fillets into the air fryer.
  • Select Preheat program again, and set temperature to 320°F/160°C and time to 12 to 14 minutes, then press Start/Stop to cook. Repeat with remaining breaded fish.
  • Meanwhile, toss cabbage, carrot, mayonnaise, chives, vinegar and celery seed in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve breaded fillets with cabbage mixture and lemon wedges.
  • Tip: Use halibut, tilapia or mahi mahi in substitution for cod.
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