Air Fryer Elote Corn, also known as Mexican Street Corn, is a delicious side dish that is filled with flavor! Mexican fried corn is plump and juicy, topped with creamy Cojita cheese and fresh cilantro!
Easy Mexican Street Corn
Air Fryer Easy Mexican Street Corn On The Cob makes for the perfect summer side dish! Loaded with tons of flavors, this is one of the best ways to make Mexican fried corn on the cob!
With the help of your air fryer, you can cook air fryer street corn in MINUTES!
If you have never made air fryer Mexican corn before, it’s so simple and tasty, and the only thought you will be left with is why you didn’t make it sooner!
I love the rich, and tasty crunch of the air fryer street corn, but the sweet and delicious melted cheese on top also makes for a great treat!
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Why You’ll Love Elote Corn
- Great for entertaining
- Faster than grilling
- Cleanup is a breeze
What Is Mexican Street Corn?
Mexican Street Corn, or Elote corn, is a simple way to prepare and serve corn on the cob.
Mexican fried corn is typically made by roasting corn on the cob and serving it with a blend of Cotija Cheese and fresh herbs.
Typically, you get the incredible flavors by roasting the corn over a charcoal grill, but today, we substitute the grill for the air fryer — the same great taste, only easier!
Air Fryer Mexican Corn Ingredients
- Corn on The Cob
- Cotija Cheese
How To Make Easy Mexican Street Corn
Step 1: Oil the corn
Using a pastry brush, brush the oil over the corn.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 5 minutes.
Step 2: Air fry street corn
Place the elote corn into the air fryer basket, and set the time for 10 minutes, flipping about halfway during the cooking process.
Step 3: Add cheese
Then, sprinkle the cheese over the corn on the cob and air fry for another 2 to 3 minutes, until the cheese starts to melt.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I use instead of Cojita cheese?
While traditional Mexican Corn is topped with Cotija cheese, there are several substations that you can use if you can not find any. Try Feta Cheese, Goat Cheese, or Parmesan Cheese.
Cotija Cheese is usually found in the deli department in the cheese case.
What can I serve with Air Fryer Street Corn?
I usually serve elote corn with a typical hamburger, hot dog, or ribs meal. I feel that the flavors go well with BBQ dishes.
But, you can also serve this as an appetizer or alongside homemade tortillas or salsa. Air fryer street corn goes fantastic with so many dishes, and it’s so fun to eat!
Is air fryer Mexican Corn gluten free?
This is a gluten-free and kid-friendly side dish that everyone loves!
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Air Fryer Elote Corn, also known as Mexican Street Corn, is a delicious side dish that is filled with flavor! Mexican fried corn is juicy and topped with creamy Cojita cheese and fresh cilantro!
- 4 ears corn
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup Cojita cheese
- 2 tablespoons cilantro fresh
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
Using a pastry brush, brush the oil over the corn—Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 5 minutes. Then add the corn.
Place the corn on the cob into the air fryer basket, and set the time for 10 minutes, flipping the corn about halfway during the cooking process.
Then sprinkle the cheese over the corn on the cob, and air fry for another 2 to 3 minutes, until the cheese starts to melt.
Plate, serve, and enjoy!