Making corn on the cob in the air fryer is going to make your backyard family gathering so much easier! This corn turns out so sweet and crispy, and is ready to eat in just minutes.
Now that summer is almost here, we can look forward to being in the backyard, swimming, and of enjoying the smell of fresh cut grass and BBQ. The picnics and traditional side dishes, can now be made much faster in the air fryer.
I love sweet corn, and my family considers it a staple at outdoor gatherings. So of course, trying in the air fryer was a must, because so far, almost everything we try has tasted better. It is so soft and crispy, which is the best way to enjoy sweet corn.
What you need to make Corn on the Cob
Some of the best recipes are the ones that only require a few ingredients. Corn on the cob is pretty simple. I made this corn in my Cosori 5.8 quart air fryer, but as long as the ears of corn fit your basket or rack, any air fryer will work. To make this corn, you will need:
- Corn on the Cob
- unsalted butter
Just four ingredients needed, and the salt and pepper are basic seasonings to have, but you can always add on other favorites.
How to make corn in the air fryer
Before you put the corn in the air fryer, you will want to rinse it and pat it dry. We break out corn in half, only because we have kids that can't eat a whole ear, and they fit on paper plates better.
Once you have them rinsed and dried, brush each ear of corn with butter. Sprinkle the salt and pepper on each piece, and then place them in the air fryer basket, or on the rack of your air fryer.
Cook using the air fry option, at 400 degrees for 12 minutes, turning the corn half way through the cooking. Depending on your air fryer, you may need to add another minute or two to the time, and depending on the crispness you prefer.
I did exactly six minutes on each side and they were just how we like them. Once they are done, you can add a little more butter and seasonings to your preference. You can also serve them just as they are since they are already buttered and seasoned.
FAQ's about making corn in the air fryer:
Can corn on the cob turn into popcorn in the airfryer?
No. Popping corn is different than sweet corn. Although you can buy Orville popcorn kernels and pop them in the air fryer.
Do I have to break them in half before cooking?
No. We break them in half so they fit onto our plates easier, but you may want to break them so they fit better in your basket. It's totally personal preference.
MORE AIR FRYER RECIPES:
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
- Air Fryer
- 4 Corn on the Cob
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Rinse corn and pat dry.
- Brush each ear of corn with melted butter. Then season with salt and pepper, to your taste.
- Place corn in the air fryer basket or on shelf.
- Air fry at 400 degrees for 12 minutes, turning corn halfway through cooking.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.