Air Fried Fish Sticks with Lemon Mayo Sauce

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Fish sticks prepared in an air fryer definitely raise the bar: they come out exceptionally crunchy and mouthwatering.

Since these are homemade, they are more “meaty” and have less breading than store-bought. Try them on a sandwich!

5 Tips for Making the Perfect Fish Sticks using an Air Fryer

  1. If you are using frozen fish, thaw it completely before making fish sticks.
  2. Cod, catfish, or other whitefish work best for this recipe, so the choice is on you!
  3. Always pat dry fish with paper towels to remove moisture.
  4. Cook fish sticks in batches without overcrowding the basket.
  5. Season the flour and breadcrumbs with your favorite seasonings – garlic, chili, sweet paprika, or fresh parsley are always a good choice!
Air Fried Fish Sticks

Air Fryer Fish Sticks with Lemon Mayo Sauce

Fish sticks in the air fryer really up the game: they come out awesome, nice, and crispy. Since they are homemade they are more "meaty" and have less breading than store-bought. Try them on a sandwich!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 719 kcal



Fish Sticks

  • 1 pound fish fillets
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Cooking oil

Lemon Mayo Sauce

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley


  • On a cutting board, cut each fish fillet into 3 inches long and 1 inch wide pieces.
  • Put fish dry using paper towels.
  • In a medium-sized bowl combine flour with salt and pepper.
  • In another bowl beat the eggs.
  • Add breadcrumbs to a third bowl and season with dried dill.
  • Dip each piece of fish into the flour first, then eggs and then evenly coat with breadcrumbs. Shake off any excess.
  • Place fish sticks into the air fryer set to 400° F (200° C) for 10 minutes and spray them with cooking oil. Flip after 5 minutes and continue cooking for another 5 minutes or until golden.
  • To prepare the sauce, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice and olive oil in a medium-sized bowl. Season with salt and parsley and mix well.
  • Take the fish sticks out of the air fryer and serve with lemon mayo sauce. Enjoy!


Calories: 719kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 31gFat: 51gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 27gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 1517mgPotassium: 474mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 172IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 3mg
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