Easy Air Fryer Catfish

March 12, 2020Kristy
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Get ready to make a delicious dinner tonight with less than 3 ingredients with this Easy Air Fryer Catfish!

Do you ever feel like you made a huge dinner win?  That’s exactly how I felt when I made this Air Fryer Catfish and paired it with Air Fryer Hush Puppies.  Did I mention, it’s all gluten free too?  It sure is!

Easy Air Fryer Catfish

My son could not get enough of this dinner, which says a lot for him because he’s so picky.  I decided to use catfish nuggets to make this.  It’s much easier for family meals, because the portions are smaller.

That means when you have little ones like my daughter, you can start with one little piece and go from there.

Once you have the catfish nuggets, all you do is pat it with fish fry and add it to the air fryer.

That’s it?

Yep, sure is!  That’s called an EASY dinner!

This is one of those I keep on hand for a quick meal during the week, especially as we have headed back to school.

This is the first full week of school and we are trying to get back to a routine.  It normally takes a few weeks to adjust, mostly for me, not so much for them.  I will admit that I happen to really love sleeping in during the summers.  That 6am alarm clock comes around way too early.

We got the kids out the door though and off to school last week, so hopefully we survive our first full week.

I don’t think I’m emotionally prepared yet though for homework.  What is it with crying during homework?

I don’t remember crying during homework as a kid, do you?  Granted I feel like homework these days is much harder than it was when I was a kid.

Easy Air Fryer Catfish

I guess as an adult you realize that it really was never worth crying over and all I can think when I see my son do that is that one day it won’t even matter.

In the meantime at least we have some tasty Air Fryer Catfish while getting through the homework routine.

What do you need for Easy Air Fryer Catfish?

  • Catfish Fillets or Nuggets
  • Fish Fry
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray

Easy Air Fryer Catfish

What should you serve with Easy Air Fryer Catfish?

Air Fryer Hush Puppies 

Air Fryer Onion Rings

Now, are you ready for dinner yet?  I sure am.  The Air Fryer has become our go-to for dinner.  I’ve almost worn my out, I’ve used it so much!

Do you want more Air Fryer Recipes?

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I think next time I may have to get a more heavy duty air fryer.  It wasn’t expecting this much use when I got it…was it?

Which Fish Fry should you use?

Here are the two that I find work well.

Gluten Free Option – Riceland Fish Fry

Louisiana Fish Fry


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Easy Air Fryer Catfish

Easy Air Fryer Catfish

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Make delicious Air Fryer Catfish that can be done gluten-free too with just 3 ingredients!


  • 4 Catfish Fillets or Catfish Nuggets
  • 1/2 Cup Gluten Free Fish Fry
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray


  1. Coat each catfish fillet or nugget with an even coat of fish fry.
  2. Place in the air fryer and spray the olive oil spray on one side of the catfish.
  3. Cook at 390* for 10 minutes.
  4. Carefully flip the catfish, coat with spray, and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  5. Serve.


Nutritional information varies based on the size of the catfish fillet or nuggets.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 314mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 36g


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