Air Fryer Fish Cakes

Air Fryer Fish Cakes

Kita Roberts
Food Blogger

Yield: 10

These simple fish cakes are light and loaded with flavor. Perfect for a simple lunch, dinner, or meal planning. They can be made ahead of time and ready in minutes when you need an easy meal!



  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F and line the wire baking rack with parchment paper.
  2. Season the fish with a hint of salt and pepper and place on the wire rack.
  3. Cook the fish in the preheated air fryer for 10-12 minutes until the fish reaches an internal temperature of 145°F, and flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Carefully remove the tray from the air fryer and allow the fish to cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, add the mashed potatoes, sour cream, seasonings, and eggs to a large bowl.
  6. Flake the fish and add it to the bowl.
  7. Mix to combine.
  8. Place the panko breading in a shallow bowl.
  9. Form the mixture into 20 2 ½ to 3˝ fish cakes and place each into the panko mixture, patting gently and flipping to coat all sides.
  10. Arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.
  11. When ready to cook, preheat the air fryer to 425°F.
  12. Arrange the fish cakes in the wire basket of the air fryer.
  13. Cook until golden brown on the outside and the fishcakes are heated through, 15-20 minutes.
  14. Remove the pan from the air fryer and let the cakes cool 5 minutes before serving.
  15. Serve with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.