Air Fryer Corn on the Cob is sweet, crispy, and ready in just minutes. It's the ultimate side dish for summer bbqs!
Cooking corn on the cob in the air fryer is a quick and easy to make sweet corn.
Why You'll Love Air Fryer Sweet Corn
Here's why you'll fall in love with making corn in the air fryer:
- Cooks in 15 minutes
- Simple to make
- Effortless clean-up
- Great for making ahead
This is officially the summer of air frying! Here are some of my other favorite recipes using the air fryer: How to Cook Hamburgers in Air Fryer, Homemade Tortilla Chips, Air Fryer Tiny Tacos, Crispy Apple Chips, Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower, Vegan Air Fryer Fried Pickles
How to Make Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
Start by removing the husks from each ear of corn. Rinse, removing the silk, then pat dry.
Cut the ends of the corn on the cob off. Make sure they'll fit in your air fryer basket. If they're too long, cut into halves or quarters.
Coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Then spray each corn on the cob!
Season with salt and pepper (or other seasoning), then arrange in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
You don't need to worry about preheating your air fryer!
Air fry corn on the cob at 400ºF for 12-15 minutes, flipping once halfway through to ensure an even cook. Feel free to continue cooking until desired doneness.
You can use butter instead of oil spray, if you prefer. Butter seems to encourage more charring and brown bits.
Enjoy your corn as is, in a corn salad, corn salsa, and more!
Tips for Cooking Corn on the Cob in an Air Fryer
Frequently asked questions and expert tips to ensure the very best results!
400ºF for 15 minutes, flipping once halfway through!
When you purchase fresh corn on the cob from your grocery store or farmers market, be sure to keep the husks on. This will help the corn stay juicy and not dry out. To store before cooking, wrap in a plastic bag (like the grocery or produce bag) for up to a few days. Once corn has been cooked, store ears of corn in an airtight bag or carefully cut off the kernels and store in an airtight storage container.
To reheat leftovers, cook in air fryer at 350ºF for about 5-8 minutes, or until heated through.
Nope! You can, but it’s not necessary and you’ll have to add some extra cooking time.
Cooking corn on the cob in the husk in the air fryer is not recommended due to a potential fire hazard, it adds extra time, and could result in uneven cooking.
Yes! To cook frozen corn on the cob in air fryer oven, cook for about 3-5 minutes, then spray with oil or coat in butter and seasoning, then air fry for an additional 15 minutes.
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Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
- 4 ears of corn
- Cooking spray
- Salt and pepper
- Remove the husks from each corn on the cob. Rinse, while removing the silk, then pat dry.
- Using a knife, cut off the ends of the ears of corn. If the corn doesn't fit in your air fryer basket, slice into halves or quarters.
- Coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray, then spray corn with cooking oil, and season with salt and pepper (about 1 teaspoon each).
- You do not need to preheat the air fryer. Arrange corn in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
- Air fry at 400ºF for 12-15 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
- Once cooked, remove from air fryer, and enjoy!