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Beer Battered Fish and Chips

Fish and chips is traditionally made with a white fish, like haddock or cod, but for a decadent treat, try using salmon. Between the higher fat content of salmon and the batter it makes for a rich combination, so portion sizes can be smaller. We used Orca Bay salmon for this recipe, since it’s wild caught and sustainable. This was also the maiden voyage of our air fryer. Love, love, love! The batter turned out crunchy, the fish was perfectly flaky, and you can see how yummy those fries look! Are you ready to get your Brit on? 


Serves 2


  • 10 oz wild-caught salmon
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/3 cup cold beer (we used our gluten-free local, Holidaily)
  • 1/3 cup cold sparkling water
  • 1/3 cup Outside The Breadbox Plain Bread Crumbs


  • 2 Russet potatoes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • t tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Tartar Sauce (optional)

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (we used Walden Farms calorie free Miracle Mayo)
  • 2 tsp sweet or dill pickle relish
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • squeeze lemon juice

Serve with lemon wedges and parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  2. Wash the potatoes and cut them into 1/4″ sticks. We left the skins on for extra taste and nutrients
  3. Soak potato sticks in water for 5-10 minutes to extract starch
  4. Drain thoroughly and pat dry with paper towels until completely dry
  5. Spray air fryer basket with cooking oil and preheat to 380 degrees 
  6. Toss potato sticks in olive oil, parsley, salt and pepper 
  7. Add to air fryer for 15 minutes, tossing halfway through 
  8. While the fries are cooking, build your fish prep station with fish, batter, and bread crumbs
  9. Rinse fish, thoroughly dry with paper towels, and set on plate
  10. Mix almond flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, and paprika in a shallow bowl
  11. Using a fork, whisk in cold beer and sparkling water until smooth
  12. Add bread crumbs to another shallow bowl or plate
  13. First dredge fish in the batter, then coat with breadcrumbs. Set aside
  14. When the fries are done, transfer to preheated oven to keep warm and wipe out the air fryer basket
  15. Spray air fryer basket with cooking oil and preheat to 400 degrees
  16. Gently add the fish to the basket and cook for 10 minutes
  17. Carefully transfer to plates and serve immediately with fries and tartar sauce

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