Light and Crispy Fried Catfish a la Air Fryer

Recipe courtesy of Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner


  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Blackened seasoning
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and seasoned pepper
  • 2 (6 ounce) skinless catfish fillets, patted dry


  1. Preheat air fryer to 390°.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine Panko and seasonings.
  3. In another shallow dish, whisk together egg, salt and pepper.
  4. Working with 1 fillet at a time, dip in egg, shaking off excess, then dredge in Panko mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  5. As they are dredged, place fillets in a single layer in air fryer basket.
  6. Air fry for 10-14 minute or until coating is golden brown and fish flakes easily with a fork.
  7. Serve immediately.