Air Fryer Corn On The Cob

Air Fryer Corn On The Cob

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This recipe for air fryer corn on the cob is simply amazing! Juicy, buttery, and delicious – you’ll never make corn differently ever again!

Air Fryer Corn On The Cob

Air Fryer Corn on The Cob

Corn is one of my favorite summer foods! Just throwing it on the grill with some burgers and hot dogs with a bunch of family and friends around is the best.

air fried corn on the cob served on a white plate

I have to admit- As much as I love to grill corn on the cob, I sometimes just don’t have the time to do it (or feel like dealing with the clean up). After trying to cook the corn in the instant pot (even with the husk on) and in the microwave, I decided to try cooking it in the air fryer and I was so excited to see how it turned out.

cooked corn on the cob in an air fryer basket

I have to say- it was absolutely the best! You’re going to love it!

If you don’t have the air fryer, check out my instructions on how to cook corn on the grill, in the microwave or in the Instant Pot.  If you are on the market for an air fryer, click here for the model I recommend.

air fryer corn with butter, salt and pepper

If you’re like me and bought the corn on the cob as is (husk and all), you are going to need to shuck it before you can cook it in the air fryer.  If you don’t want to shuck corn, you can cook it in the husk using other methods – check out my article on how to cook corn in the husk.

How To Shuck Corn

If you buy a couple of fresh corn on the cobs that still have the husk on, take a few minutes and follow these steps to quickly shuck your corn.

  1. Start by peeling away some of the outer layers until you reach a place where there are only a few thin layers left.
  2. Go to the end of the corn and slightly expose the tip of the ear.
  3. Slowly pull out some of the last couple of layers of husk until you starting the sweet yellow kernels.
  4. Grasping the bottom of the corn tightly, take a good handful of the husk leaves and give it a good tug down to peel off of the corn.
  5. Do this to all sides of the corn until all the kernels are exposed and husk is inverted at the bottom.
  6. Break off the bottom part of the corn to fully remove the husk. Finish up by cleaning off anything left over.

Now, you are ready to cook your fresh corn on the cob in the air fryer!

roasted corn on the cob on a white plate

How To Air Fry Corn On The Cob

After you have shucked and cleaned off your corn, lightly brush the corn with a little bit of olive oil and rub it with some salt and pepper.

Place the corn into the bottom of the air fryer and cook it at 400 degrees for 13 minutes.

cooking an ear of corn in the air fryer

I like to eat my corn straight off the cob, but if you like to separate the kernels from the cob, you will love this corn stripping peeler gadget.  In minutes, it neatly separates all the juicy corn kernels from the cob, ready for your enjoyment!  And if you are cooking corn for use in a corn salad, the corn peeler is a must – click here to get the corn peeler for your kitchen!

What To Serve With Roasted Corn

While you can definitely just eat the corn all on its own (actually, I recommend it!), it tends to really complement many dishes.

I love to serve a buttery ear of corn with a loaded baked potato and a juicy piece of roast beef I make in the Instant Pot. It’s absolutely delicious and one of my favorite ‘comfort food’ meals!

holding an air fried corn with tongs

Sometimes, I like to air fry corn and then clean it off the ear to use in another dish. For example, you can take the kernels and add them to this tomato and avocado salad for a nice added sweetness. Or, if you are looking something different with a little bit of spice, you should try making this Mexican street corn salad!

However you eat it, you’ll love this method of cooking corn.

air fryer corn on the cob in an air fryer basket

More Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

If you loved this air ‘fried’ corn on the cob recipe, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!

These are some of my current veggie go-to’s:

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Air Fryer Corn On The Cob

This air fryer corn on the cob is amazing! Air fried corn tastes like grilled corn, but without the hassle of dealing with the grill! Super easy to make in the air fryer, you'll love it!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 3
Calories: 186kcal

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Ingredients

  • 3 ears corn
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

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Instructions

  • Brush corn with olive oil and rub it with salt and pepper.
  • Put corn in the air fryer and cook at 400F for 13 minutes.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 398IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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