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Air Fryer Frozen Corn Dogs

air fryer corn dogs

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While we all wish we could take the time to prepare healthy meals for our children all the time, the reality is that take-out and on-the-go-meals happen at least once a week. So if you’re pinched for time, you can save yourself some grief by cooking some frozen corn dogs in the air fryer.

Most children love this classic meal-on-a-stick, and when time gets away from you, every second counts. Ready in only seven minutes, you can prepare these frozen corn dogs after school, and the kids can eat them while doing homework before soccer, ballet, or karate classes. Seven minutes is less time than it takes to sit in the fast-food drive-thru during the after-school or after-work rush.Air fried frozen corn dogs


Why learn how to cook frozen corn dogs in the air fryer?

True, corn dogs can also be prepared in the oven or microwave, but you have to consider time and texture.

When preparing corn dogs in the oven, it will take between 10 and 15 minutes to preheat the oven and then another 15 to bake the corn dogs. The microwave, on the other hand, will take only a few minutes, but the hot dog will shrivel inside a rubbery battered shell, which will take all the fun out of eating.

Another option is to prepare the corn dog in a deep fryer. There is no doubt that a deep-fried corn dog will taste wonderful, but if you’re trying to limit the fat and calorie count to a food that is already unhealthy, then the deep fryer is not an option. Aside from adding fat and calories, the deep fryer will only cost more time once you deal with measuring out the oil and heating it before the cooking process can begin.

Air fryer frozen corn dogs

However, when prepared in an air fryer, preheating is not necessary, and it will take only seven minutes to produce a delicious, appealing corn dog, cooked evenly and fried to crisp perfection. An additional benefit is that cooking in an air fryer does not require cooking oil, so there is no concern over adding unhealthy fats and calories to the meal.

The end result is a fast, delicious meal your children will love. Serve with ketchup and mustard and pair it with a healthy yogurt or applesauce to ensure the kiddos are getting their nutrients.

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4.84 from 6 votes
air fry frozen corndogs
Air Fried Corn Dogs
Prep Time
1 min

Air fry frozen corn dogs to perfection

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer corn dogs, Air Fryer Frozen Corn Dog, Frozen Air Fried Corn dogs
Servings: 2
Calories: 260 kcal
  • 2 Frozen corn dogs
  1. Place corn dogs in air fryer basket.

  2. Cook at 390° F | 199° C for 8-10 minutes.

  3. Serve with mustard or a spicy dipping sauce.

  4. Plate and Enjoy!

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  1. 1

    Still a tad cold on the inside but the texture and flavor was far better than the microwave or oven. Next time I’ll turn the temp down a tad and cook for a few minutes longer.

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    We had the same problem as Taylor. Had to stick them in the microwave for about a minute to get the dogs to fully cook. Our problem was the small amount of batter on the stick burnt. I didn’t want to stick them back in the air fryer. Other then it being cold, they were great. Loved the crispiness and the sweetness of the batter. We are new to air frying. Any tips on how much I should drop the temp and how much to raise the cook time?

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    I have a small air fryer, so I had to break the sticks off. Who needs them anyway. I also turned down the temp to 375 and cooked for 10 minutes. Nice and crispy on the outside and the dogs were nice and warm. I am doing this always for my corndogs.

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    Put mine in for 8 minutes @ 390 the outside was crisp and it looked great! But the dog was barely warm and a few even cool. Suggestion: nuke for a minute and a half or so before putting in air fryer.

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      Hi, Megan – As you’ve discovered, appropriate cooking time and temp depends a lot on air fryer capacity and the amount of food in the basket. As an alternative to defrosting in the microwave, you could also try lowering your air fryer temp and cooking for longer. Happy air frying!

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    I’m trying 380 for ten minutes, I wouldn’t know if this will work cause I’m a 14-year-old hungry at 4:04 in the morning. Ill update if it works!

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    Leave them in air fryer for about 3 mins after time is up no matter what temp or length of time you use. Just letting them sit in the hot environment should bring the internal temp up. Keeps them cooking without burning batter.

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    I dont understand everyone saying the insides were cool, guess it depends which air fryer you have. Mine turned out spot on at 9 minutes The air fryer really is a life saver, I’m always super hungry after school. I hate using the oven because it takes so long plus it’s so easy to forget and burn your food

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      Cooking times and temps will depend on the quantity of food you have relative to the size of your air fryer. You could lower the heat a bit and extend the time.

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    I tested Morning Star veggie corn dogs in the air fryer against my convection toaster oven (with air fry tray), both set to 375° F and found:

    at 9 minutes:
    toaster oven: still frozen inside – air fryer: warm, but not hot inside

    at 11 minutes:
    toaster oven: still cooking! – air fryer: hot, super crunchy, delicious!

    at 20 minutes:
    toaster over: hot, crunchy, delicious!

    Winner: air fryer due to speed and extra crunchy texture.

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