Air fryer corn on the cob is the quickest and most delicious airfryer recipe to date. The airfryer quickly roasts the sweet corn, fresh or frozen, into an irresistible side dish! You are going to love this air fried corn on the cob!
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
Air fryers have been one of those appliances that have been on my wish list for a while. I’d heard amazing things about them, reading about how they can take away the grease use and cut the fat calories from food, all with ease.
Eating healthy with ease? Yes, please!
Needless to say, I was pretty excited when my mom got our family an air fryer for Christmas a couple of years back. It was something I had been wanting to experiment with ever since I’d first heard about it.
WHAT CAN YOU ACTUALLY COOK IN AN AIR FRYER?
The options of what you can cook in this amazing appliance are truly endless! We’ve cooked tofu, potatoes, french fries, Brussel sprouts and more! Anything that your taste buds want to try straight out of the air fryer, give it a go!
But one of my most favorite food items to make in the air fryer? CORN! This is a very quick and easy way to quick corn! And not to mention, they make the perfect side dish.
HOW EASY IS IT TO USE THE AIR FRYER?
When I say it’s super simple, it’s simple. You literally set the temp, figure out the time, and wait for that food to be done.
Is there any other appliance out there that is as simple as that? And clean-up? A total breeze, especially with this air fryer corn on the cob.
AIR FRYER SUCCESS EACH AND EVERY TIME
I’ve owned my air fryer now for a while, and I have to be honest…I’ve yet to find a recipe that I don’t love. And did I mention how simple it is?
To say I’m a creature of habit is an understatement. I love being able to cook a meal and know with confidence that it’s going to taste amazing each and every time.
With the Air Fryer, I absolutely have no doubts. I know that from the moment I press start, to the moment that I remove the food from the machine, it will be cooked to perfection each and every time.
Wanting crispy corn in an air fryer? We have got you covered with this air fried corn on the cob recipe! And trust me when I say that once you try corn on the cob in the Air Fryer, you will never want to go back to any other method.
- Corn is actually a grain plant that originated in southern Mexico.
- The seeds or the kernels of the corn are the parts that hold the majority of the nutrients.
- That’s a good thing since that is the part that we consume.
- It is reported that corn is a good source of vitamin A, B, E and is high in fiber.
Corn on the cob in an air fryer
You do not need to preheat your air fryer for this recipe. Air fryers generally come up to heat very quickly with the air that circulates in a small space. No need to preheat. If you are a lover of fried food, you are going to like this recipe!
Can I use frozen corn in my air fryer?
Frozen corn in air fryer? This is a great question. I have used half ears of frozen corn in my air fryer. Let the corn thaw at least 30 minutes. I adjusted the timing of my recipe by adding 3 more minutes.
Roasted Corn on the Cob
Truly, you can cook corn on the cob a whole bunch of ways. You can boil it. There are even multiple ways to boil corn! The best method that I’ve found is to boil the water, insert the corn, cover and turn out off. Wait for 10 minutes and the corn is cooked nicely.
You can roast your corn in the oven or on the grill. You can grill the corn in the husks or you can remove the husks. The ways to cook corn, are pretty much endless!
For us, we love to use our Power AirFryer XL (affiliate ad link) to cook our corn on the cob! Side note: If you are in the market for an air fryer, I recently created a post about the best air fryers on the market. The post is based off of reviews from friends, family and online consumers! Be sure to check out the best air fryers on the market!
Corn Airfryer Details
So basically here are the details. Things you won’t need for this recipe: a baking sheet (for oven roasted corn) or large pot of water! Ha! And of course the water to cover the ears of corn! No water needed for this recipe.
I used 2 ears of fresh corn. I removed the husk and silk, then I cut them in half, rubbed them with oil and seasoned them with salt and black pepper. Then I placed them in the air fryer basket. No need to cover the corn with anything, just place in the basket.
As for cooking time, it is pretty easy. You can have some delicious corn in under 15 minutes, from start to finish!
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How to make Air Fryer Corn on the Cob:
Cut corn in half so you have four pieces.
Gently pour 1 T of oil over corn and rub in with your hands. Place corn halves into the air fryer basket.
Turn the air fryer on to 380 degrees F and cook for 8 minutes. At the four minute mark, remove basket, shake and return to cooking.
When air fryer stops, remove corn carefully from basket (it will be HOT!) Slather with more salt and pepper and butter if you wish!
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We truly adore how easy this recipe is. I wouldn’t have thought about corn on the cob in an air fryer, but the concept is actually pretty neat. I can quickly cook this on the counter while freeing up space on my stove to cook other things! That is a WIN!
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And while I’m crazy over my Air Fryer, I’m also just as crazy about my Instant Pot as well. I love gadgets, what can I say?
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Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
- Cut corn in half so you have four pieces.
- Gently pour 1 T of oil over corn and rub in with your hands. Place corn halves into the air fryer basket.
- Turn the air fryer on to 380 degrees F and cook for 8 minutes. At the four minute mark, remove basket, shake and return to cooking.
- When air fryer stops, remove corn carefully from basket (it will be HOT!) Slather with more salt and pepper and butter if you wish!
Can I use frozen corn in my air fryer?Frozen corn in air fryer? This is a great question. I have used half ears of frozen corn in my air fryer. I let the corn thaw at least 30 minutes. I adjusted the timing of my recipe by adding 3 more minutes.
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