Air Fryer Recipes

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

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As the summer weather winds down, I took it upon myself to indulge in one of my favorite summertime foods–corn on the cob. Often underrated due to its tendency to make a mess, sweet corn makes for a delicious dinner for most any meal. What I discovered, however, is that cooking corn on the cob in the air fryer saves me a ton of time. In fact, air fryer corn on the cob cooks in just under ten minutes. 

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob — Adding Flavor Variety

While most people eat their corn on the cob slathered in butter and salt and pepper, I like a bit more variety in my life. Even in the air fryer, most people simply rub the corn in a bit of vegetable oil. However, the beauty of air frying corn rather than boiling is that it provides the opportunity to experiment with a variety of flavors.

However, I’ve found that my very favorite way to eat corn on the cob is to rub it in a bit of coconut oil, add some salt and pepper, and air fry it for approximately nine minutes. The result is a sweeter, more summertime flavor that doesn’t require any extra butter or seasoning.

Go Ahead. Experiment.

To find my favorite preparation method, I put a different oil on each piece of corn and tasted them all. I used vegetable oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, and grapeseed oil. All of them tasted great with the corn, but the winner than outshone them all was the coconut oil. Regardless of which oil you prefer, the time saved in the air fryer has ensured that I will never go back to boiling corn on the cob again.

For that little extra something, try our Garlic Parmesan corn on the cob (recipe included).

If you liked this corn on the cob recipe, try one of these other amazing air frying recipes:

Crazy Good Corn on the Cob

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Cooking corn on the cob in the air fryer is faster than boiling and offers more diverse flavor options.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fried Corn on the cob, Air Fryer Corn on the Cob, Corn on the cob in the air fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 155 kcal
Corn on the cob ingredients
  • 1 tsp your favorite high-temperature oil My favorite is coconut
  • 4 cobs Sweet Corn on the Cob
  • dash salt and pepper
  • butter after to taste
(Optional) Garlic Parmesan Corn on the Cob Ingredients
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
Corn on the cob instructions
  1. Shuck the corn, removing all the silks and husks. 

  2. Spray the corn in your favorite high-temperature oil or brush on melted butter. Add salt and pepper.

  3. Cook the corn at 400 ° F | 205 ° C for 9-10 minutes, depending on the size of the ears.

  4. Plate and enjoy!

(Optional) Additional garlic parmesan instructions
  1. mix melted butter, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper.

  2. Brush mixture on corn, before, and after cooking.

  3. Cook the corn at 400 ° F | 205 ° C for 9-10 minutes, depending on the size of the ears.

  4. Plate and enjoy!



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