Air Fryer Corn on the cob is a sweet, crisp and delicious classic that is quick and easy to make and goes with almost anything!
Cooking corn on the cob in the air fryer is quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious. In this blog post, we'll show you how to make air-fried corn cob and give you some suggestions for seasonings to make it even more irresistible.
If you love sweetcorn, this irresistible side dish is just what you need, so get air frying now.
How to cook corn on the cob in the air fryer
Check out our quick video below to see how to cook corn on the cob in an air fryer basket.
Cooking easy air fryer corn on the cob will leave you to focus on your main dish.Jump to Air Fryer Corn on the Cob Recipe Card, or read on for more info.
We buy fresh corn on the cob from the supermarket; these already have the husks removed and trimmed ends.
Using this method, you can use frozen corn on the cob or mini cobettes, corn half ears.
If you buy fresh ears of corn, remove them from the husks and wash fresh sweet corn before you start this air fryer corn on the cob recipe.
Read more about the history of corn.
We like to use an olive oil spray as it's a healthier option, and we want the taste. However, you could also use another cooking oil, like sunflower or vegetable oil.
Seasonings are optional as Corn on the Cob naturally has a great, sweet taste, but we love to use butter, fresh parsley and piri piri seasoning for this corn recipe.
Here are more seasoning ideas to spice your air fryer corn on the cob.
- Freshly ground black pepper and butter and sour cream
- Garlic powder and grated parmesan cheese
- Chilli powder, cumin and fresh coriander leaves
- Smoked paprika and sea salt flakes
- Honey, lime juice, and chilli flakes.
- Drizzle with some garlic mayo.
Get creative and make it your own; share your favourite combo in the comments!
You will need enough foil to make a little boat and wrap your corn on the cob and an Air Fryer to cook them in.Jump to Recipe Card to get started now!
Wrapping the corn on the cob in foil helps to ensure even cooking and prevents it from drying out and burning in the hot air when cooked in an air fryer. It also helps to lock in flavour and moisture, providing a more delicious, juicy, crispier corn result.
Start by popping the corn on the cob on a large sheet of foil. Make a little foil boat around the ends of the cob.
Add a teaspoon of water to each foil packet before gently wrapping the foil packet closed.
Air Fry Corn Cooking Times
Place your corn on the cobs in the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes at 190℃.
Remove corn carefully from the foil.
Spray with oil or drizzle some melted butter. Shut the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes longer.
That's it; immediately remove from the air fryer basket and serve the delicious air fry corn cobs.
For crispy corn on the cob, you may want to add another minute or so to the cooking time. We use a ninja air fryer, other air fryers cook time can vary, so always check it is cooked to your liking.
📖 Step by Step Recipe
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
- 2 Corn on the Cob
- 2 teaspoon water
- few squirts Spray Oil
Optional Seasoning Ideas
- Fresh Parsley
- Piri Piri Seasoning
- Place corn on cob onto a large sheet of foil each, pull the foil up around the edges to make a little boat around each cob.2 Corn on the Cob
- Add 1 teaspoons of water to each of the foil packets.2 teaspoon water
- Wrap it closed.
- Place your foil-covered corn on the cobs into the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes at 190℃
- Carefully remove the foil.
- spray a few squirts Spray Oil or drizzle some melted butter over them before placing back in the air fryer basket and cooking for 5 minutes longer.
- Remove from the air fryer basket and serve immediately. For extra crispiness, add a minute or so to your cooking time
- Serve with your chosen seasonings. We chose Butter, Piri Piri Seasoning and Fresh Parsley.
Air fryer corn on the cob is the perfect side dish cuisine for many dishes. Why not serve it with our delicious rib eye cote de boeuf steak or spicy chicken burger?
They are great served as BBQ sides, perfect for a summer barbecue!
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Leftover cooked corn on the cob can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.
You can also freeze sweet corn on the cob by wrapping the corn in foil before placing the corn in a freezer bag. It will then keep for up to four months.
You can reheat leftover corn on the cob in the microwave until warmed through.
Yes, cook frozen corn on the cob in the same way, wrapped in foil. \no need to add water to the foil packet. Cooking time may differ when cooking from frozen.
It's easy to tell when Air fryer corn on the cobs is ready; the yellow colour of your sweet corn will intensify, and the kernels will be plump and tender. You can gently prick one with a fork or knife to test it.
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