Here is tonight’s results air frying crappie. First batch was cooked at 12 minutes at 360 degrees. 2nd batch was cooked at 11 minutes at 360. And you do not flip them over. Also, they wife is a cheese hound with 1 minute left to cook, the fillets were sprinkled with the jars of shredded Parmesan/Romano. The bright yellow fillets were coated with Zatarains mix and the brown colored batch was from a following recipe that we use to bake crappies in the oven that everybody uses that is on the forum.
the brown ones were mixed as such.
1 cup of regular bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon of thyme
1/3 cup of Parmesan fine ground cheese
both the Zatarain’s (1 cup of mix) and above mix, I added in a bowl each on top of each mix, each, 4 tablespoons of olive oil to each mix. You can use veg oil if you want. Mix each up to where it’s crumbs. If you get clumps in it, use a fork to mash the clumps while you mix the oil to your mix. In a bowl, beat couple of eggs with a whisk to make your egg wash. Then take your fillets and dip into egg wash and let excess run off. Your mix is placed in a gal zip-lock bag and you shake fillet in mix in plastic bag. Preheat your air fryer 3 minutes at 360. Then place fillets in air fryer as shown in first picks. Cook for 11 minutes and if you want! Check them after 10 minutes if you want a little more moist. A minute before they were done, I sprinkled the shredded cheese on top. Some of this will blow off. No biggie or you can leave the cheese off. These turned out very well and wife said it was a keeper. I will experiment more. Remember, do not flip, just let them cook as you laid them in the pan. You can use any mix to make this work.
This was first batch ready to fry.
1st batch has was cooked at 12 minutes. The yellow ones are Zatarains, brown ones are the bread crumb mix.
Flaky and yummy!
2nd batch was the bread crumb mix.
Finished product or or what is left of it as we ate part of the first waiting on the second batch to get done and second batch was more moist and flaky as it was cooked at 11 minutes using 360 degree setting.