Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Cod Cakes

Cod cakes have been a popular dish in coastal regions for centuries. They were originally made with salted cod, which was a staple food for sailors on long voyages. In the 19th century, cod cakes became a popular dish in New England, where fresh cod was abundant. Today, cod cakes are enjoyed all over the world and can be prepared in a variety of ways, including air frying.

Air Fried Cod Cakes

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: Main CourseCuisine: American
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These crispy and flavorful cod cakes are a healthier alternative to traditional fried fish cakes. They are made in the air fryer for a quick and easy meal.


  • 1 pound cod, cut into small pieces

  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine 1 pound of cod, 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs, 1 beaten egg, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 diced onion, 1/4 cup of chopped parsley, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper.
  • Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
  • Form the mixture into small patties, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Place the cod cakes in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Serve hot with your choice of dipping sauce.


  • You can use any type of white fish for this recipe, such as haddock or tilapia.
  • Feel free to add additional spices or herbs to the mixture for added flavor.
  • These cod cakes can also be baked in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes.

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