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five air fryer fish cakes set on a platter with a garnish of lime slices and a dipping sauce set on the side.

Air Fryer Fish Cakes

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Crispy and golden-brown, these easy Air Fryer Fish Cakes are savory and lightly sweet on the inside, made with tender white fish, fresh cilantro, and sweet chili sauce.
Course: Appetizer, Appetizer / Lunch / Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 176


  • 12 ounces cod fillets, or any other white fish, coarsely chopped
  • cup pork rind panko crumbs, you can also use regular breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, or to taste
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  • Preheat air fryer to 400˚F.
  • Grease the basket of the air fryer with non-aerosol cooking spray, or line it with parchment paper.
  • Transfer the chopped fish to a food processor and process until crumbly. (see notes below)
  • In a bowl combine the crumbled fish, pork rind crumbs, cilantro, chili sauce, mayo, egg, salt, and pepper; stir until well incorporated.
  • Shape the mixture into four patties.
  • Place the patties in the air fryer basket and coat them with cooking spray.
  • Cook for 5 minutes; flip over the fish cakes, spray with cooking spray, and continue to cook for 4 to 5 more minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove from air fryer basket.
  • Serve fish cakes with lime wedges.


  • If you don't have a food processor, chop the fish until finely minced.
  • NET CARBS: 3g
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Fish Cakes
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 422mg18%
Potassium 371mg11%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 114IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: air fryer for fish, cod fillets, fish patties, seafood appetizer