Air Fryer Corn On The Cob with tender, toasted kernels is easy to make without turning the oven on! Serve with plenty of butter and salt.
Now that sweet corn is available in the grocery stores once again, we decided to try making air fryer corn on the cob. Using the air fryer frees up space on the stovetop, the grill, or the oven.
How To Make Air Fryer Corn On The Cob
Making air fryer corn on the cob is super easy! While you are peeling your corn, preheat the air fryer. Then, grease the corn and allow it to cook for 15-20 minutes while you make your main dish.
Supplies and Ingredients Needed:
- air fryer
- corn on the cob
- olive oil
Start by shucking (peeling) the corn and removing the silks. Preheat the air fryer to 370˚F.
Place the sweet corn in the fryer basket and spray both sides with olive oil. You may need to cut the corn if it is too large for the basket.
What can I use instead of olive oil?
I like using olive oil spray because it makes things so easy. But you could also brush the cobs of corn with olive oil. Another option would be to use melted butter or if you have some on hand you could use bacon grease.
Bake the corn on the cob in the air fryer at 370˚F for 15-20 minutes, turning halfway through, until the kernels are tender and some of them are toasted.
Remove the sweet corn from the air fryer, brush the hot corn with melted butter, and sprinkle with salt.
Air Fryer Corn On The Cob: Frequently Asked Questions
The number of ears of corn will depend on the size of your air fryer. I used a 5.8 quart size and was able to fit four ears of corn. If you have a smaller air fryer, you may need to roast your corn in batches.
Yes, you can cook frozen corn on the cob but it should be thawed beforehand.
There are a couple of ways to make air fryer corn on the cob with mayo. You can either brush the sweet corn with a mixture of mayonnaise, sour cream, chipotle seasoning, cotija cheese, and lime juice before cooking it in the air fryer or afterward. See my Mexican Street Corn recipe for the ingredients and details.
What seasonings and spices could I use to make other flavors?
In addition to making Mexican street corn, as mentioned above, you could try seasoning corn on the cob with black pepper, chili powder, sriracha sauce, garlic salt, chipotle seasoning, cajun spice, minced cilantro, basil, rosemary, or thyme. Other toppings include honey butter, parmesan cheese, bacon bits, and fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice.
More Ways To Cook Corn On the Cob
Of course, an air fryer isn’t the only way to cook corn on the cob! Here are a few more of our favorite ways to cook sweet corn just in case you are looking for more options:
- Boiled Corn On the Cob
- Grilled Corn On The Cob
- Oven Roasted Corn On The Cob
- Slow Cooker Corn On The Cob
Want more corn recipes? Try these next:
- This Fried Corn recipe with crumbled bacon is a quick, irresistible side dish that your family will ask for again and again!
- This flavorful Corn Dip recipe is the perfect dish to bring to your next party or backyard barbecue. Serve cold or hot with corn chips or tortilla chips.
- Corn Salad
- This Corn Fritter recipe makes tender little fried balls of dough with bits of sweet corn inside. Serve them warm with maple syrup and honey drizzled on top.