Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob is is sweet, tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. It’ll forever change the way you cook corn. Quick and easy, full of flavor, and insanely delicious.

two corn on the cob on a stack of white plates next to an air fryer

If you love corn on the cob smothered in butter and flavor, this recipe is for you. Allow me to introduce you to sweet tender kernels of corn cooked to perfection in less than 20 minutes, using an air fryer.

As summer draws near, our cooking habits start to change. I rarely find comfort in the heat of the oven or stove, which is why we grill and use our convenient small kitchen appliances more often.

Take corn on the cob, for example. Summer isn’t the time when we want to stand over a pot of boiling water, heating the kitchen even more.

corn on the cob on a white plate

While I love our Grilled Corn on the Cob recipe, sometimes the situation or the weather isn’t ideal for barbecuing. It’s those times when I like to make Air Fryer Corn on the Cob. Just as simple makes the most delicious corn.

This easy air fryer parmesan corn on the cob recipe makes the perfect side dish for summer and backyard gatherings. Corn season is about to become whole lot sweeter.

Why Make Air Fryer Corn on the Cob?

Air frying is where hot circulating air moves around the food to cook by way of a powerful fan and high temperatures. This creates a crisp and crunchy exterior and keeps the interior tender and juicy.

Have the perfect sweet taste of summer corn without further heating up the house, or you. This air fryer method for a delicious side dish is fuss-free with minimal cleanup!


Ingredients to Make Easy Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

It takes just six simple ingredients to make this sweet corn recipe. I love this air fryer parmesan corn on the cob, yet you can always add your own favorite seasonings.

The amounts and detailed instructions for this easy side dish are on the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • ears of corn
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • grated parmesan
  • fresh parsley
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How to Make Corn in the Air Fryer

The first step in making the best corn on the cob is to place a little oil in your hands and rub it on the fresh corn. Then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Place each ear of corn in the air fryer basket, in a single layer so the hot air can move all around the corn. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you’ll be able to make 3-4 ears of corn.

Set your air fryer to 370 degrees. How long to cook corn on the cob in air fryer? That’s one of the best parts, it takes only 10 minutes at 370.

After cooking, remove the corn from the basket of the air fryer and place the corn on a serving plate. Top with grated parmesan and fresh chopped parsley if desired.

three ears of corn in an air fryer basket

Variations on this Recipe

As you can see the parmesan and parsley are optional ingredients to make this air fryer recipe. yet I have found this gives best results.

Another great way to enhance the flavor of corn is to cook it with some garlic powder, cayenne pepper or red chili powder. These are a great option in giving a unique spice to corn.

You can even add a few drops of lemon juice (or lime juice) for a refreshing twist on the classic.

You can also use melted butter instead of olive oil. As well, you can substitute the parmesan cheese with crumbled feta.

How to Pick Perfect Corn

Choosing the best corn without pulling back the husks in the grocery store, is easy. The ear of the corn should be firm and plump. The silks sticking out the top should be brown and tacky, indicating moisture and freshness. Look for husks (leaves that wrap around the ear) that are damp, bright in colour and aren’t browning.

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How to Store Cooked Corn on the Cob

How long does corn on the cob last in the fridge? You can store cooked corn ears in the fridge for up to 5 days. It’s best to cover the corn cobs with plastic wrap or store in an airtight container.

To keep the corn fresh for longer, I like to remove the kernels from the cob and store them in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months. When you are ready to eat the corn, thaw it at room temperature.

three ears of corn on a white serving tray

Can I Cook Frozen Corn in Air Fryer?

Yes you can! To do so, simply adjust the cooking time. I suggest you cook it for 15 minutes instead of 10. Of course size is going to vary the timing but this is a good standard.

Can I Make Air Fryer Corn on the Cob In Foil?

Yes, you could do that as well, especially if you really want to soak the oil or butter into the corn. If you want to do this extra step, just remember to add extra cooking time.

Can you Reheat Corn on the Cob in an Air Fryer?

You could, and I suggest it be done for 2-3 minutes of cook time at 390 degrees. Keep in mind though, it could dry out a bit and be more crispy on the outside.

I would recommend wrapping the corn in aluminum foil for reheating corn on the cob in air fryer, to prevent drying. This is the best way and an easy way.

Leftover corncan be enjoyed as is, or the corn kernels can be used in many other recipes like this Easy Corn and Avocado Salad, or Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili.

top view of two corn on the cobs on a white plate

You can serve air fry corn with so many favorite dishes, especially barbecue recipes like Beer Can Barbecue Chicken.

Pair this popular summer vegetable with Honey Sriracha Grilled Chicken Skewers, or Asian Beef Kabobs.



More Easy Air Fryer Recipes:

three cooked ears of corn on a white serving tray

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob is is sweet, tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. It’ll forever change the way you cook corn. Quick and easy, full of flavor, and insanely delicious.

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 ears of corn, depending if the size of the corn and your air fryer
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil. divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon pepper, divided
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan, divided (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place a little oil in your hands and rub it on the corn. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the corn in the air fryer basket.
  3. Cook in the air fryer at 370 degrees for 10 minutes.
  4. Place the corn on a serving plate and top with grated parmesan and fresh chopped parsley if desired.

Notes

  • You can use melted butter instead of olive oil.
  • You substitute the parmesan cheese with crumbled feta.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 858mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 7g

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