I absolutely love making Air Fryer Corn on the Cob! It is an easy way to get all the flavors of roasted or grilled sweet corn without the need for constant attention during the cooking process.
And in the middle of summer, when you start sweating as soon as you walk out the door, this recipe can literally be a life saver!
No need to attend to your grill to turn the cobs every few minutes in the heat of the day. And no standing over a large pot of boiling water just to make sure that the water doesn’t bubble over.
Simply place the shucked sweet corn in the basket and then let the air fryer do the work! The only thing that you have to do is to flip them one time and that is it!
This is a quick and easy recipe that you will use over and over again!
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob Recipe
Salt and black pepper, to taste
The first step in making corn on the cob in the air fryer is to remove the husks. Shuck each ear of corn and cut ends so that the corn fits down in the air fryer basket.
If needed, cut the corn in half so that it fits comfortably without being too crowded in the basket. I was able to fit 2 1/2 cobs in my 6.5 quart Ninja Foodi Air Crisper.
However, I was able to fit 5 small-medium size cobs in my Power 360 Air Fryer oven.
After dry fitting the corn, remove the cobs from the basket. Then coat all sides of the corn with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Place the cobs back in the Air Fryer basket and cook at 370°F for 6 minutes. Then flip and cook for an additional 6-10 minutes or until the corn is tender and light brown.
Carefully remove the corn with tongs and then butter each piece. Then serve with salt, garlic salt and/or black pepper.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Although some people suggest thawing the corn first, I have had great results air frying corn that comes straight out of the freezer. However, it will take approximately 5-10 minutes longer than fresh corn to completely cook through.
I highly suggest flipping the corn on the cob half way through the cooking process to allow the corn to cook and brown evenly. The best part about cooking in an air fryers is that you can stop it at any time to flip and/or check the doneness without hurting things.
It is best to use standard olive oil for this recipe because it has a very mild flavor and a higher smoke point than extra virgin olive oil. However, you can also use canola or vegetable oil if that is all that you have on hand.
It is best not to stack the corn on the cob on top of each other when cooking them in the air fryer. Because the air fryer cooks by circulating air around the food, each piece of corn needs to be exposed to the air. However, if your air fryer is large enough, feel free to stack small corn on the cob pieces on their end to fit more in your air fryer.
Other Methods For Cooking Corn on the Cob
What To Do With Leftover Corn on the Cob
If you have leftover corn on the cob, don’t throw it away! Although it may not be ideal to reheat, you can use the kernels in a variety of recipes.
Hold the cob upright and use a sharp knife to cut the kernels off of the cob. I prefer to do this with the cob placed on top of a small dish that is placed in a shallow bowl.
This will help catch the cut kernels as you cut them. It is a much better option than trying to clean the scattered corn off your counter (or floor)!
Then place the kernels in 1 cup sections into freezer bags and freeze for later use. Or use the corn fresh in the delicious recipes below.
- Skillet Corn
- Ham and Corn Chowder
- Instant Pot Corn Casserole
- Holiday Corn Casserole
- Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl
- Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole
- Instant Pot Southwestern Turkey Soup
- White Chicken Chili
- Avocado Chicken Salad
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- 2 ears of sweet corn
- salt and black pepper, to taste
- olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Shuck corn and cut ends so that the corn fits in the air fryer basket. If needed, cut the corn in half.
- Coat all sides of the corn with olive oil and then season with salt and pepper.
- Place the cobs in the Air Fryer basket and cook at 370°F (188°C) for 6 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 6-10 minutes or until the corn is tender and light brown.
- Carefully remove the corn with tongs and serve with butter and salt.
Cooking time will vary depending on the type of Air Fryer. Watch closely to prevent over cooking the corn.
Recipe provide by Make Your Meals
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 491mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g
Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.