This was my first meal I tried in my new Chefman air fryer, I was a little nervous and apprehensive but oh my gosh it came out perfect. I should have taken a picture. I live in Fl so grouper is our fish favorite and trying to stay away from the fry daddy so very excited. My fryer was also not large enough for a lb of fish so I did half, the other half then stacked all for just long enough to warm. A definite do it again recipe !


  • 4 catfish fillets
  • 1/4 cup seasoned fish fry I used Louisiana
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley optional


  1. Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Rinse the catfish and pat dry.
  3. Pour the fish fry seasoning in a large Ziploc bag.
  4. Add the catfish to the bag, one at a time. Seal the bag and shake. Ensure the entire filet is coated with seasoning.
  5. Spray olive oil on the top of each filet.
  6. Place the filet in the Air Fryer basket.  (Due to the size of my fillets, I cooked each one at a time). Close and cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Flip the fish. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  8. Flip the fish.
  9. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until desired crispness.
  10. Top with parsley.


Use your judgment on if you will need more or less fish fry seasoning noted in the ingredients above. The amount you will need will vary based on the size of your fillets. Each fillet should be fully coated with seasoning, but not overly coated.

Cooking time will likely vary based on the Air Fryer brand you use and how crunchy you prefer your fish. At 10 minutes I flipped the fish. I then allowed them to cook for 10 more minutes, flipped them one last time, and cooked for 2 minutes.