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Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

by Karly

Our AIR FRYER CORN ON THE COB is sweet and crisp, and perfect for cooking up that fresh corn on the cob! We cook it straight away in the air fryer in just 10 minutes! No soaking, no messing with husks, and the only clean-up is a nearly spotless air fryer basket.

Butter on top of a pile of corn on the cob

Ever had grilled corn on the cob? So delicious!

We wanted that flavor all year round, without heating up the entire grill, and without worrying about the weather. Enter the air fryer!

Slather your corn in butter, sprinkle on a little salt for that salty sweet goodness, and dig in! This air fried corn is going to be a staple all summer long while there is fresh corn on the cob at every farm stand.

Not into the classic corn on the cob? Give our air fryer street corn a try. It packs in so much flavor!

How to cook corn on the cob in the air fryer:

This is almost as easy as making air fryer frozen french fries.

Just brush the oil over your corn cobs. Get it evenly all over the corn.

Put the corn in the air fryer basket, but don’t stack them.

Cook for 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees F. Flip after 5 mintues.


corn on the cob in an air fryer basket

Answer a question:

Do I need to soak the corn before cooking?

No. We encourage you to use con that have husks and silks removed. After coating with oil, the roasting effect that takes place in the air fryer will make your corn a delectable texture!

But, I want to leave the husks on while cooking?

You definitely can leave the husks on, but you’ll need to soak the corn in cold water for a half hour to an hour. This will let the husk absorb water and help “steam” the corn on the cob while it cooks. This is a bit of extra work, but it is still really easy to do.

I am tired of plain on salt and butter. Have anything I can try?

Tony’s Creole seasoning is very popular in my family. Even my extended family loves it. We also love our air fryer street corn (linked above).

More recipes made easier in the air fryer:

Butter on top of a pile of corn on the cob
Butter on top of a pile of corn on the cob

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Yield: 4 cobs
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Air fried corn finishes crisp and sweet. This is one of the quickest and simplest ways to make fresh corn on the cob and it turns out perfect every time.


  • 4 ears corn, husked and silks removed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Butter, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees for 2 minutes.
  2. Brush the oil evenly over the corn to coat.
  3. Place the corn in a single layer in the preheated air fryer.
  4. Cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking.
  5. Rub with butter and season with salt and pepper, as desired.


If you prefer to cook with husks on, soak the corn for 30-60 minutes prior to cooking in the air fryer.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 390mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g

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Pam johnson February 15, 2022 - 10:27 am

Like your recipes

Karly February 16, 2022 - 4:56 am

Thanks, Pam!


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