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Air Fryer Fish Sticks – Keto Fish Sticks

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Air Fryer Fish Sticks is a recipe that you want to make if you are a fan of seafood. A keto fish sticks recipe that is heart-healthy and keto-friendly. Homemade air fryer tilapia fish sticks are calling your name.

Whether you are looking for a keto fried fish, cod in air fryer recipe, or pork rind fish sticks, this recipe fits it. Even if you are not keto, these fish sticks are heavenly.

keto fish sticks on wooden board

Cod or any other white fish is perfect for this homemade fish stick recipe. Fish sticks in air fryer give you that deep-fried flavor and texture but without all the excess oil.

Why you will enjoy this air fryer fish sticks…

  • A keto diet friendly recipe
  • Crispy coating
  • Flavorful tender fish
  • Gluten Free
  • Made with almond flour
  • Easy ingredients
  • Freezer Friendly
cut up fish on a cutting board

Ingredients For Healthy Fish Sticks

How to Make

Step 1: Start by adding your almond four to one bowl. Then add pork rinds crumbs to another bowl, then lastly beaten eggs.

Step 2: Season your fish sticks with salt, pepper, and Creole seasoning. Next dredge in almond flour.

Dredging fish in almond flour

Step 3: Dip in the egg wash, allow the excess to drip off. Then roll in pork rinds and place in a greased air fryer.

air fried fish sticks on an air fryer rack

Step 4: Air Fry the fish sticks as directed, remove carefully then serve!


You can store your air fryer fried fish leftovers in the fridge, for 1-2 days. Or if you want to meal prep you can allow the fish sticks to cool. Then freeze for up to 3 months.

To reheat warm back up in the air fryer, oven, or even microwave. I don’t recommend the microwave as it will make the breading soggier in texture.

Expert Tips

  • Leave space in between each fish stick, so that the air can circulate around the fish and you get an even cook.
  • If you are not keto, you can use all purpose flour and bread crumbs in replace of almond flour and pork rinds.
  • Tilapia in the air fryer and cod are so easy. All air fryers heat differently so pull fish when it is done.
  • Season your fish as you would like.
  • You can even use fresh caught fish. Just take your fish fillets and prep them and cut into even strips.
  • The fish needs to be cut into even slices for even cooking.
keto fish sticks on table

Recipe FAQs

What To Serve With Keto Fish Sticks

You are more than welcome to get creative here. Do a keto approve bbq sauce, mayo and dijon mustard mix, find a keto-approved dip you want and pair with your fish.

Or eat it plain if you are not a fan of dipping. I also love to drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice! This is one of my favorite keto fish recipes to make in a hurry.

Here are more Keto Recipes To Try

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  • Bacon-Wrapped Prosciutto Asparagus | Proscuitto Asparagus is one of my favorite recipes to serve up. This is the most popular appetizer or side in our household.
  • 10 Keto Dinner Ideas | Here are 10 Keto Dinner ideas to consider adding into your menu meal planning!
  • Keto Egg Salad | Here is a really easy Keto Egg Salad to make for lunch, snack, or even light dinner.
crispy fish sticks with bite taken out being held

Looking for more easy air fryer recipes

  • Beet Chips | Beet chips are so easy to make in your air fryer. Crunchy, savory, and a healthy snack option.
  • Air Fryer Roasted Pesto Potatoes | Pesto potatoes are loaded with tons of flavor. These are also an easy side dish.
air fryer keto fish sticks

Air Fryer Fish Sticks

Yield: 1 lb fish sticks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Air Fryer Fish Sticks are so easy to make yourself. This keto fish stick recipe is quick to whip up and crunchy and savory. These homemade fish sticks are so easy, and are a gluten-free fish stick recipe.


  • 1 lb Tilapia or Other White Fish
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 oz Pork Rinds crushed and crumbled
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Creole or Old Bay Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Lemon juice (optional)


  1. Start by preheating your air fryer to 350 degrees.
  2. Place your almond flour in a shallow bowl. Then crush pork rinds on another shallow bowl. And whisk eggs in a bowl for dipping.
  3. Now cut white fish into a fish stick. Just make sure they are uniform in size.
  4. Then season the fish with Creole and salt and pepper.
  5. Dip the fish in the almond flour, coating it well. Then dip in egg mixture, allow excess to drip off.
  6. Now roll fish sticks in pork rinds and place them on the heated air fryer tray. You can spritz your air fryer tray with oil to prevent the fish from sticking.
  7. Air fry 12-15 minutes or until browned and fish is cooked through.
  8. Drizzle the air fryer fish sticks with fresh lemon juice and serve.


You can use any white fish for this recipe.

Spritz your fish sticks with oil to help the pork rind coating crisp up.

If you are not keto you can swap almond flour with all-purpose flour, and bread crumbs for pork rinds if you want.

These fish sticks are freezer-friendly. Once cooked allow to the air fried fish sticks to cool. Then place in a freezer container for 3 months. Reheat in the oven or air fryer till warm.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 258mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 26g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

air fryer fish sticks on cutting obard

What is your go-to lunch or dinner recipe? Have you ever tried air fryer fish sticks?


Monday 20th of December 2021

Turned out very good but will cook a little longer. The outside was crunchy but the fish was not cooked enough. Not flakey.


Monday 20th of December 2021

Depending on the size of fish the cook time does vary.


Wednesday 21st of April 2021

I’ve made this recipe several times and love it! I don’t use the old Bay seasoning. The last time I made it, one of my children did not come home for dinner so we had a bunch left over. I remarked to my daughter that I wondered if I cooled and then froze leftovers how good they would be. A week later...I just had five of them for lunch and they were delicious! I think I’m gonna start making some up and keeping them in the freezer all the time for a quick lunch or dinner. Thanks for a great recipe


Wednesday 21st of April 2021

Oh I am so glad you enjoy them so much! YAY!! Thank you for taking the time to let me know, you made my week!


Saturday 13th of February 2021

These were fantastic! Definite make again.


Sunday 14th of February 2021

So glad you enjoyed them Dianna!


Thursday 21st of January 2021

Is there a Keto substitute for the pork rinds?


Saturday 23rd of January 2021

@Pita, I meant is there a substitute for pork rinds and is also Leto friendly. We don’t eat pork. Thanks!


Saturday 23rd of January 2021



Friday 22nd of January 2021

Pork rinds are keto.

Pam P Ramesar

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

Very nice recipe, the fillets came out perfect and moist, simple and delicious, thank you!


Wednesday 18th of November 2020

Wonderful to hear! Thank you for sharing how you enjoyed it!

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