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Cajun Fried Corn

by Karly

Wingstop Cajun Fried Corn is a favorite and it’s so easy to make at home in the air fryer! Buttery corn topped with a spicy Cajun seasoning and ‘fried’ in the air fryer until browned. Be sure to dip this in some ranch for the full experience!

cajun fried corn in air fryer basket.

Ever had Wingstop Cajun Fried Corn? It’s my favorite side of theirs, and that’s saying something because their french fries are no joke. 😉

Wingstop chops corn on the cob into 4 pieces, a couple of inches wide each, and then seasons it and deep fries it. And voila – Cajun Fried Corn! Seriously so flavorful and the perfect snack or side dish. We dip ours in ranch dressing and it just makes the best corn ever!

Of course, we’re big fans of corn. Our air fryer street corn is another huge favorite. It’s fun to think outside the box when it comes to corn on the cob…sure, salt and butter are great, but have some fun with it!

The sweet crunch of the corn goes so well with the buttery Cajun spice. We love to dip this in ranch for an explosion of flavor.

Is Cajun Fried Corn at Wingstop spicy?

The corn from Wingstop does have a little kick to it, but it’s more of a lingering spice that builds as you eat. It’s not overwhelming with your first bite, but the more you eat, the more that spice builds.

Our copycat Cajun Fried Corn is easy to make more or less spicy, depending on what you like. We use Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning and think the corn is just right. Try the hot version of Slap Ya Mama for more spice.

Ingredient Notes:

ingredients for cajun fried corn.

Corn – When you are picking out your corn you want to try and get corn that is fresh. You can tell this by feeling the husks. When the husks are a little moist and close to the cob, it is good. If they are dry and falling off the cob, try to find a better one for the BEST results.

Seasonings- You’ll need butter and your preferred brand of Cajun seasoning. We use Tony Chachere’s or Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning. Both are quite salty, so we don’t add additional salt. If you’re using another brand of seasoning, you may want to add salt. Taste and adjust as needed.

Ranch – We love to dip this corn in ranch. We make our own with a packet of Hidden Valley mixed with 1 cup mayo and 1/2-3/4 cup of buttermilk.

How to Make Cajun Corn in an Air Fryer:

Prep the corn– Remove the husk and silk from the corn and wash the cob well. Then cut the corn into about 2 inch thick pieces.

Season the corn – Melt your butter in a large bowl, then stir in your cajun seasoning. Now toss your corn in the bowl to fully coat the corn.

corn tossed in butter and cajun seasoning.

Air fry the corn – Air fry for 12-15 minutes at 400 degrees F. You will need to shake the basket, or flip your corn every 5 minutes to keep it cooking evenly.

cajun fried corn in air fryer basket.

Cook Time:

If your air fryer is already preheated, the corn will cook a bit faster. Just keep an eye on it and watch for it to get nicely browned and roasted looking.

Our air fryers all cook different and we’ve found between 12-15 minute seems to be perfect. We just keep an eye out and pull it when it’s as browned as we’d like.

FAQ:

How should I store/reheat leftover cajun fried corn?

Store in an air tight container in your fridge for up to 4 days. When you are ready to reheat, you can reheat in your air fryer at 350 degrees F until hot. Should take only about 5 minutes.

What do I serve with Cajun fried corn?

We serve our Cajun Fried Corn with a side of ranch dressing for dipping. Make your own ranch by combing a packet of ranch seasoning with 1 cup of mayo and 3/4 cup of buttermilk.

hand dipping corn into ranch dressing.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

We use Tony Chachere’s or Slap ya Mama seasoning. Both are quite salty, so we don’t add additional salt. If you’re using another brand of seasoning, you may want to add salt. Taste and adjust as needed.

For extra spice, use the ‘hot’ version of Slap Ya Mama or add additional cayenne to the spice mix.

More Copycat Recipes:

wingstop cajun fried corn in air fryer basket.

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cajun fried corn on black plate with ranch dressing.

Air Fryer Cajun Fried Corn

Yield: 8 pieces of corn
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Wingstop Cajun Fried Corn is a favorite and it's so easy to make our copycat version in the air fryer. Just 3 ingredients, ready in 15 minutes, and perfect for dipping in ranch dressing.

Ingredients

  • 2 ears corn on the cob
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, see notes
  • Ranch dressing, for dipping

Instructions

  1. Remove the husk and silk from the corn and cut the corn into 4 pieces each, about 2-3 inches wide.
  2. Melt the butter in a large bowl and add the Cajun seasoning. Stir to combine.
  3. Add the corn to the butter and toss to coat, making sure to fully coat the corn. 
  4. Add the corn to the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes, shaking the basket gently every 5 minutes. Corn should be browned.
  5. Remove from the air fryer and serve hot with ranch dressing for dipping.

Notes

We use Slap ya Mama seasoning. It's quite salty, so we don’t add additional salt. If you’re using another brand of seasoning, you may want to add salt. Taste and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 2143mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

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