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Weight Watchers Cornmeal Breaded Fish Fingers (Air Fryer)

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Weight Watchers Cornmeal Breaded Fish Fingers with Homemade Tarter Sauce Recipe

Weight Watchers Cornmeal Breaded Fish Fingers (Air Fryer) with Homemade Tarter Sauce Recipe. If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional fried fish, this recipe is perfect for you.

With a crispy cornmeal coating and air-fried to perfection, these fish fingers are a lighter and healthier version of the classic favorite.

This recipe is easy to follow, with simple steps like dredging the fish in cornstarch, dipping in egg, and coating with the cornmeal mixture.

The tartar sauce is a perfect complement to the fish, adding just the right amount of tangy flavor. And with just a few WW points per serving, you can indulge in this tasty dish without compromising your diet.

Using an air fryer instead of traditional frying methods reduces the amount of oil needed, making this recipe a healthier choice.

The crispy cornmeal breading gives the fish fingers a satisfying crunch without the extra calories.

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal or a fun dish to serve at your next gathering, these Fish Fingers are sure to please.

So give this recipe a try and enjoy a satisfying meal that won’t break the calorie bank.

Weight Watchers Points

5 Points®

MyWW Points: 5 Blue Plan and 7 Green Plan

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Weight Watchers Cornmeal Breaded Fish Fingers (Air Fryer)

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Enjoy crispy and flavorful fish fingers without the guilt with this Weight Watchers Cornmeal Breaded Fish Fingers (Air Fryer) recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 16 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


Tartar Sauce


  • Preheat your oven to 200°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut your fish fillets lengthwise into 3/4-inch-wide strips, then cut them crosswise into 3-inch lengths. You should have approximately 20 fingers of fish.
  • Spread some cornstarch onto a sheet of wax paper.
  • Beat an egg in a small bowl.
  • On a separate sheet of wax paper, mix together some cornmeal, salt, and cayenne.
  • Dredge your fish fingers in the cornstarch, tapping off any excess, and then dip them into the beaten egg, allowing any excess to drip off.
  • Coat your fish with the cornmeal mixture, pressing it lightly to ensure it adheres, and then arrange them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Lightly spray the fish fingers with nonstick spray.
  • Depending on your air fryer's settings, preheat a 6- to 8-quart air fryer to either 390°F or 400°F for 3 minutes.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick spray and add 10 fish fingers to the basket.
  • Air fry the fish for 5 minutes and then turn them over.
  • Air fry the fish fingers for an additional 3 minutes, or until they are golden brown and firm to the touch.
  • Transfer the fish to a wire rack and keep them warm in your preheated oven.
  • Air fry the remaining 10 fish fingers.

For the Tarter Sauce:

  • Meanwhile, to make your tartar sauce, combine all of the tartar sauce ingredients in a serving bowl until they are well mixed. Thin the sauce with water if needed. This recipe should yield approximately 3/4 cup of tartar sauce.


Serving Size: 5 Fish Fingers and 3 Tablespoons Tartar Sauce.
5 Points®
MyWW Points: 5 Blue Plan and 7 Green Plan
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.


Calories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 28gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 726mgPotassium: 467mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 283IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 2mg
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