As we enter warmer months, this means it’s the season for getting our hands on some fresh and sweet corn on the cob. Corn on the cob has always been a summer staple. Growing up without space for barbecues or even an oven, I grew up only enjoying boiled corn. Fast forward to now, having moved to London, I still don’t have space for a barbecue but I do have an oven as well as an air fryer. Whilst the oven has been great, it is the air fryer roast corn that got me remaking it again and again.
The air fryer offers such versatile cooking options. Many might have been expecting it as a substitute for fried foods but, in all honesty, my favourite use of the air fryer has been roasting and reheating. My favourite recipes to make include the likes of breaded fish cakes, mac & cheese balls, garlic breadsticks, roast potatoes, and of course this air fryer roast corn on the cob. There are some foods I still prefer using the oven over the air fryer. But, overall, the air fryer offered me an alternative cooking option and, for many recipes, it is a much quicker and convenient method.
Making corn on the cob in the air fryer offers this lovely crisp on the outside and bursting of sweetness as you bite in it. It’s simply quick, easy, and tasty – i.e. the three key recipe qualities that are music to our ears and what essentially we all look for. This makes the perfect side dish together with a roast chicken or fish on a sunny summer weekend. Simply let the air fryer take care of the side dish, i.e. the roast corn, and you can focus on prepping the mains without having a fuss. It just makes life easier. Or you can make it as an afternoon snack too!
How to make Roast Corn On The Hob in an Air Fryer
First of all, you’ll need corn on the cob (of course, duh!). If yours come in the husk, make sure you remove them and any threads with it. Briefly boil them for 3 minutes. Drain and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Start preheating your air fryer at 200°C in the meantime.
The next step is to season the corn. In terms of seasonings, I like to keep it simple so it doesn’t overpower the natural sweetness of the corn. A simple toss with salt, black pepper, and a little pinch of paprika does the job for me.
Then you’d need butter or ghee. Have it melted and brush over the corn. Not only does this help in preventing the corn to get too dry in the air fryer, but also to add a lovely buttery touch of flavour. I mean, one of the best things about enjoying corn is the buttery flavour that complements it, right?
Once the air fryer is preheated, place the corn into the basket. As per any recipe, do not overcrowd them in your basket and make in batches if needed. Cook for 5-6 minutes. Then give the basket a little shake and turn the corn around. Brush with more butter/ghee and cook for another 6-7 minutes until just slightly charred.
Last but not least, have a few lime wedges ready, lightly dip them with red chilli powder, and then brush it all over the corn to give it this extra tangy touch! Serve immediately.
Air Fryer Roast Corn On The Cob Recipe
- Ary Fryer
- Kitchen Towel
- 2 cobs Corn
- 2 tbsp Butter/Ghee melted
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Black Pepper
- ½ tsp Paprika
- ½ tsp Red Chilli Powder
- ½ Lime
- Bring a large pot of water to boil. Boil the corn for 3 minutes. Drain and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
- Preheat air fryer to 200°C
- Season the corn with salt, black pepper, and paprika. Coat evenly. Then brush corn with melted butter/ghee on all sides.
- Place into the air frying basket and cook for 5-6 minutes.
- Roll the corn to the other side. Brush the corn again with melted butter/ghee and cook for another 6-7 minutes until just slightly charred.
- In the meantime, place red chilli powder in a small bowl. Dip lime wedges into the red chilli powder.
- When the corn is ready, lightly brush the chilli-dipped lime wedges against the corn at all sides. Serve immediately.
- If the corn comes in the husk, remove it before use.
- Feel free to switch up the seasonings and spices to your own taste and preference!
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