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Air-Fryer Pretzel-Crusted Catfish

I love the flavor of this air-fryer catfish recipe. I'm not a big fish lover, so any concoction that has me loving fish is a keeper in my books. It's wonderful served with a nice buttery herb rice pilaf, and corn muffins with butter and honey! —Kelly Williams, Forked River, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups honey mustard miniature pretzels, coarsely crushed
  • Cooking spray
  • Lemon slices, optional

Directions

  • Preheat air fryer to 325°. Sprinkle catfish with salt and pepper. Whisk eggs, mustard and milk in a shallow bowl. Place flour and pretzels in separate shallow bowls. Coat fillets with flour, then dip in egg mixture and coat with pretzels.
  • In batches, place fillets in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, 10-12 minutes. If desired, serve with lemon slices.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make this recipe in a deep fryer, electric skillet or on the stovetop.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 fillet: 466 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 164mg cholesterol, 1580mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein.

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