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Air Fryer Corn On The Cob

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Air fryer corn on the cob smothered with garlicky, herby butter is just one of our favourite, easy vegetable side dishes. It’s quick to make and totally delicious to eat!

If you like your cooking to be quick, easy and faff free then air frying is definitely for you!

Our air fryer corn on the cob takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and cook! And that gorgeous garlicky, herby butter we brush over the hot fresh corn? Well that’s less than a minute in the microwave!

These tasty, buttery sweet corn cobettes are great alongside Mexican food, air fryer chicken breast or burgers.

air fryer corn on the cob brushed with garlic and herb butter and scattered with coriander leaves

Air Fryer Corn On The Cob Recipe 

Serves – 6 people 

Prep Time – 2 minutes

Cook Time – around 10 minutes 

Total Time – around 12 minutes 

Our Most Popular Alternative – Sweetcorn With Chilli And Garlic Butter

Equipment Needed

  • Bowl
  • Tongs – recommended, just helps to avoid burning yourself when turning over the corn cobs. We use silicone tongs, so that they don’t scratch the surface of the air fryer basket.
  • Air fryer – we use a Tefal air fryer (little update – we’ve swapped to a Ninja Foodi Max Dual Zone Air Fryer – the 9.5 litre two drawer cooking space is BRILLIANT when you’re cooking for a family. And it makes cooking meat, chicken or fish and potatoes at the same time super easy!)
  • Microwavable jug
  • Weighing scales (or just estimate the butter quantity – it usually has 25g sections marked on the pack)
  • Chopping board
  • Grater
  • Pastry brush

Air Fryer Corn On The Cob Ingredients

You’ll just need your corn cobs and a handful of simple ingredients to make the herby butter

sweet corn cobettes in a bowl waiting to be cooked
  • 6 corn cobettes – we use the mini cobettes you can pick up in packs at the supermarket, ready prepared just ready to cook. The cobettes are a great size for the air fryer too!
  • 50g salted butter
  • Handful of herbs – choose from flat leaf parsley, coriander, chives, basil, oregano or any other you like.
  • 2 garlic cloves (you can swap this for a teaspoon of garlic powder if you prefer)
  • 1/2 tsp piri piri seasoning or red chilli flakes – we use Schwartz Piri Piri seasoning

Get all the nutritional information and calories in the recipe instruction card below.

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How To Make Air Fryer Corn On The Cob

Cooking corn on the cob in the air fryer is super easy and takes just minutes!

air fried corn on the cob brushed with garlic and herb butter and scattered with coriander leaves

Step One – cook the corn on the cob in air fryer

  • Place the corn cobettes into the air fryer basket, no need to season or add any oil. Although if you are worried about it sticking, spritz the air fryer basket with a couple of sprays of olive oil spray. You can make your own olive oil spray.
  • Air fry corn on the cob at 180C for around 10 minutes (if you’re using larger corn cobs you may need to increase cooking time to 12-16 minutes)
  • Half way through cooking, turn the corn cobs over so they brown more evenly.
corn on the cob in the air fryer basket waiting to be cooked

Step Two – make the garlic and herb butter

  • Grate the garlic on the fine side of the grater so it’s like mush!
  • Put the garlic and butter along with the piri piri seasoning into a microwavable jug or bowl.
  • Microwave on high for around 30 seconds or until the butter is melted.
  • Then stir in the chopped herbs.

Step Three – brush the air fryer corn on the cob with butter

  • Remove the air fry corn on the cob from the basket, use tongs.
  • Place it into a bowl and then brush all over the kernels with the herby garlic melted butter. You’re going to love how good the taste is!

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air fryer corn cobs being brushed with garlic and herb butter

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What To Serve With Corn On The Cob Air Fryer Recipe

These, tender, buttery corn cobettes are delicious served with any of the following meals

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air fryer corn on the cob brushed with garlic and herb butter and scattered with coriander leaves

Air Fryer Corn On The Cob

Yield: Makes 6
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

A delicious, super easy buttery corn on the cob recipe using the air fryer.

Ingredients

  • 3 corn cobs - cut into halves - we buy the packs of corn cobettes from the supermarket already cut into halves
  • 50g butter - salted
  • Handful of herbs - coriander, flat leaf parsley or chives
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp piri piri seasoning

Instructions

  1. Place the corn cobettes into the air fryer basket, no need to season or add any oil.
  2. Air fry fry corn on the cob at 180C for around 10 minutes (a little longer if the corn cobs are larger)
  3. Half way through cooking, turn the corn cobs over so they brown more evenly.
  4. Grate the garlic on the fine side of the grater so it’s like mush!
  5. Put the garlic and butter along with the piri piri seasoning into a microwavable jug or bowl.
  6. Microwave on high for around 30 seconds or until the butter is melted.
  7. Then stir in the chopped herbs.
  8. Remove the air fry corn on the cob from the basket, use tongs.
  9. Place it into a bowl and then brush all over with the herby garlic butter - then serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 193mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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