4frozen tilapia fillets (thawed fillets work fine, as well)
1/2cupgrated parmesan cheese
2Tbs.melted unsalted butter
additional parmesan cheese, for sprinkling
Dill Pickle Tartar Sauce
2Tbs.dill pickle relish, drained
2tsp.red vinegar, may substitute cider vinegar
tiny pinch of kosher salt
In a bowl, combine the parmesan cheese and spices; stir in the melted butter, combining well. Microwave for 20 seconds, or just until the parmesan is slightly melted and stuck together a bit; let cool for 1 minute, then use your fingers to crumble this mixture in the bowl.
Spray the air fryer rack with a bit of non-stick spray, then place the fillets onto the rack. Divide the parmesan crumbles mixture into fourths, then sprinkle the crumbles over the top of each fillet. Now, give each fillet a good sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Set the air fryer to 350 degrees F. Cook the frozen fillets for 9-10 minutes or until the fillets flake easily with a fork at the thickest part and the flesh is opaque in color instead of light pink. The topping should be nicely golden brown. **If cooking thawed fillets using this recipe, reduce the cooking time to 7-8 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the tartar sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Serve the fillets topped with the tartar sauce or on the side.
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Keyword: air fryer fish, frozen fish, how to make air fryer frozen fish, parmesan fish fillets, tilapia