Air Fryer Corn on the Cob – Mexican Street Corn Style!

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Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Air fryer corn on the cob is the perfect side dish to have with your burgers, brats, and steak in the Summertime. By the time your main entree is done cooking your corn on the cob will be ready in no time.

Aldis just opened up here in my town and I am completely in love with that store. The other day ago when I was shopping there, I found corn on the cob with the husks already removed so I decided to try making it in the air fryer. One thing I can’t stand about corn on the cob is removing all the husks and this was a nice surprise. One thing about Aldis is the low prices can’t be beaten and one of these days I’ll have to write up a post for a grocery shopping list there.

Some of my other favorite Aldi’s finds so far are:

PIta Breakfast Sandwiches 
Fit & Active Wild Berry Ice Cream Bars
Casa Mamita Taco Seasoning 
Simply Natural Fruit Strips 
Dark Chocolate Cherry Chia Bars 
Take & Bake Pizzas + Calzones 
Huge selection of meat and cheese 
Lattice Cut Roasted Garlic Sea Salt Chips 
Rosemary and Sea Salt Scalloped Crackers

What is Mexican Street Corn?

Mexican street corn is typically brushed with mayonnaise or sour cream aka crema and then the corn gets seasoned with seasoning and cotija cheese. Aldis did not have any cotija cheese so good old queso fresco was the only other option. Mexican street corn is usually grilled but it can be perfectly made in your air fryer.

To make this dish more Weight Watcher friendly I used nonfat Greek Yogurt instead of the crema and reduced-fat or light mayonnaise. The corn, garlic, lemon juice, Greek Yogurt, and cilantro are all zero points. Just have to count points for the mayo and queso fresco. Queso fresco is a crumbly cheese that you can sub for cotija if you can’t find cotija. I cut a chunk of the queso fresco off and crumbled it with my fingers and sprinkled it over the top of the corn. The mayo and Greek yogurt is the glue that makes the cheese stick.

If you are looking for simple zero-point corn on the cob recipe season your corn on the cob with salt and pepper and spritz with oil spray. I like to use I Can’t Believe It’s not Butter spray for a more butter flavor taste.

When making corn on the cob in your air fryer it is so fast and easy and the corn gets done in under 10 minutes. You will have Mexican Street Corn ready in no time.

What is an Air Fryer? 

An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food using the convection mechanism. It is a downsized version of the convection oven. 

Is air fried food healthy? 

When you compare air fried food to deep-fried food it is much healthier because there is hardly any oil used at all. The only oil I use is from my Pam cooking spray. I spray only the food once or twice because most air fryer baskets are nonstick. If you are concerned about using aerosol sprays for the environment or your health buy a Misto Brushed Aluminum Oil Sprayer can from Amazon and fill that with your favorite oil. 

What are the Best Large Size Air Fryers?

If you are researching air fryers and looking to buy the best ones out there on the market I have tried and tested 2 different ones before. If you want to be able to cook more food for your family at once then get an air fryer with a large basket such as 5.3 quarts. Look for ones that say nonstick on them and has multiple program settings.

Power XL Air Fryer 5.3 Quart Basket.

EFFORTLESS COOKING: Our 5.3QT Power Air-Fryer comes in handy in preparing amazing meals from your cookbook, and frying a variety of dishes, such as: French fries, chicken, steak, roasts, fish tacos and sticks, waffle fries, pies, pudding and donuts. Make yourself feel like a professional chef in your kitchen with the digital air fryer that can easily replace baking pans, deep fryers, a grill pan, convection toaster oven or any one of your kitchen appliances.

FEATURES: 5.3 Quart Easy Load Basket with Non Stick Coating; 7 Preset Programs with easy one-touch digital control let you Roast, Air Fry, Bake, Steam, Saute and Grill; Digital Timer with automatic Shut Off; Manual Time and Temperature programming option; 1700 Watts of Turbo-Cyclonic Power; Super Heated Air heats up to 400 degrees, cool to the touch easy grip handle.

GoWISE USA 1700-Watt 5.8-QT 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer 

Air fryer temperature settings vary according to brand and model. If your air fryer does not have the exact temperature setting called for in the recipe, consult your manual for suggested temperature settings.

More Air Fryer Recipes 

Deep Fried Air Fryer Oreos 

Easy Air Fryer Salmon 

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips 

Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla 

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Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Air fryer corn on the cob is the perfect side dish to have with your burgers, brats, and steak in the Summertime. By the time your main entree is done cooking your corn on the cob will be ready in no time.

  • Author: Jenna
  • Prep Time: 2 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Air Fryer

Ingredients

4 ears of corn on the cob

Pam Cooking Spray

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Cream Sauce:

2 tablespoons of Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt 

2 tablespoons of fat-free Mayonnaise 

2 tsps fresh Garlic 

Lemon Juice 

2 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro 

1 oz of Queso Fresco for topping 

Instructions

Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees. Spray each side of the corn with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place the corn on the cob in your air fryer basket and close it. Set the timer for 10 minutes. When the corn is done brush it with mayo and sprinkle it with queso fresco cheese.

While the corn is cooking in your air fryer whisk together the yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, garlic, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper if you wish. 

Take the corn out of your air fryer and brush it with the sauce. (There might be some leftover) 

Sprinkle with Queso Fresco Cheese 

Notes

1 smart point 

Keywords: corn on the cob, air fryer

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