Air fryer corn – the greatest way to cook corn indoors! Air fried corn is tender, juicy, and bursting with just-charred flavor, and takes just minutes to cook.
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How to grill corn in an air fryer
Air fryer corn is officially my second favorite way to cook corn. Clearly, the best way to cook corn is outdoors on the BBQ/grill. But sweet corn cooked in an air fryer comes a very close second. (Yes really!)
Aside from being very quick and easy to cook (I love set-and-forget air fryer cooking), air-fried corn is tender, juicy, and has that wonderful charred flavor.
Scroll down for the recipe card for this easy air fryer corn recipe, or read on for all the details!
Corn on the cob: For this recipe, you can use either fresh corn or frozen corn.
Oil: I normally use olive oil, but corn oil, vegetable oil, or avocado oil are all good too. (note: try to avoid using generic ‘cooking spray’ in your air fryer as this can damage the non-stick coating).
Step 1: If you are using fresh corn, remove the husk (the outer leaves and stringy bits). I often cut it into 3-4 inch sections before air frying, but you can also roast the whole cob if it will fit in your air fryer.
Step 2: Spray or drizzle the corn with oil.
Step 3: Place the corn in the air fryer basket. It is best if it is not jammed in there too tightly as you want the hot air to be able to roast all sides of the corn evenly.
Step 4: Air fry corn at 360°F/ 180°C for 12-17 minutes. The exact cooking time will depend on a few factors including how large your corn cobs are and how powerful your air fryer is.
I have a Philips XXL air fryer, and the corn usually takes closer to 12 minutes. If you have another powerful basket air fryer like a Ninja or a Power XL then expect the cook times to be similar.
Oven type air fryers like the Emeril Lagasse Power AirFryer tend to be quite powerful, so I would expect the cook time to be on the shorter side.
Let me know in the comments below what air fryer you have an how long it takes to air fry corn perfectly.
Top cooked corn with melted butter, or sprinkle with kosher salt. Or, for a Mexican street corn style try this simple seasoning:
- Transfer cooked corn to a serving plate
- While the corn is still hot, brush generously with mayonnaise, sprinkle with cayenne pepper or smoked paprika and and grated Parmesan cheese.
- Serve with lime wedges and squeeze lime juice over the corn just before eating.
Storing and reheating
Store any leftover corn in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use within 3 days.
You can reheat corn in the air fryer or the microwave:
- Air fry for 2-3 minutes until warmed through.
- Microwave on High for 1-2 minutes until warmed through.
Air fryer corn recipe card
How to grill corn in an air fryer
- 2 corn cobs
- olive oil spray
- Preheat air fryer to 360°F (180°C).
- Remove the husk from the corn cobs and cut each into two pieces.
- Place corn cobs in air fryer basket, and spray with olive oil.
- Cook corn in air fryer for 12-15 minutes until starting to turn golden brown.
- Carefully remove from air fryer and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 38.7Total Fat: 0.6gSaturated Fat: 0.1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 6.8mgCarbohydrates: 8.4gFiber: 0.9gSugar: 2.8gProtein: 1.5g
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- Air fryer cauliflower
- Air fryer carrots
- Air fryer broccoli
- Microwave steamed corn
- Air fryer vegetable recipes
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