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Buttery Cracker Topped Alaska Cod

Buttery Cracker Topped Alaska Cod
Savor Buttery Cracker Topped Alaska Cod, air-fried to golden perfection in just 25 minutes! Sprinkle with chives, serve with lemon wedges, and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • Zest of 1 medium lemon
  • 24 buttery round crackers (such as Ritz)
  • 4 (5-6 ounce) wild Alaska cod fillets
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced chives
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Step 1 Prep Cod and Cracker Topping

    Preheat air fryer to 350F.

    Melt butter in a small skillet. Remove from heat and stir in old bay and lemon zest stirring well.

    Crush crackers in a medium bowl with your hands. Using a fork, stir in 5 tablespoons of warm butter mixture.

    Season cod all over with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Brush fish with remaining melted butter. Sprinkle tops of fillets with cracker mixture pressing lightly.

  2. Step 2 Air Fry Cod

    Carefully transfer fillets to a lightly greased air fryer basket. Air fry until golden brown, about 10 minutes. (Air fry in batches if needed for smaller air fryers.)

  3. Step 3 Serve

    Sprinkle evenly with chives and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

  4. Step 4 To Air Fry Cod from Frozen

    *To cook from, frozen arrange unseasoned frozen fillets on a lightly greased air fryer basket. Air fry for about 3 minutes or until just thawed. Proceed with recipe as directed.