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Air-Fryer Scallops

I never liked seafood until my husband urged me to try scallops, and now I love them. With the crunchy breading, my air-fryer scallops are the best you'll ever have. —Martina Preston, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 sea scallops (about 3/4 pound), patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray

Directions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°. In a shallow bowl, lightly beat egg. In another bowl, toss potato flakes, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. In a third bowl, toss scallops with flour to coat lightly. Dip in egg, then in potato mixture, patting to adhere.
  • Arrange scallops in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until golden brown, 3-4 minutes. Turn; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until breading is golden brown and scallops are firm and opaque, 3-4 minutes longer.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make this recipe on the stovetop.
  • To soak up excess oil, put the scallops on a paper-towel-topped plate.
  • Nutrition Facts
    3 scallops: 298 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 1138mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.

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    • jennifer
      Feb 8, 2021

      Can I use gluten free bread crumbs and gluten free Flour for this recipe with The Air Fryer Scallops?