When it comes to the carnival and fair food, one of the all-time classics has to be the corn dog. This beloved favorite is a treat that’s easy to love with its sweet flavor and delicious crunchy exterior. But what if you could enjoy this classic American right in your home kitchen?
With our recipe for State Fair, Corn Dogs made using an air fryer, now you can! Follow along as we guide you through the steps from start to finish so you can make the perfect crispy corn dogs without ever leaving your house!
State fair corn dogs are an iconic snack that many people enjoy. Who doesn’t love the crunchy, deep-fried outer crust around juicy hotdogs? Unfortunately, most of us don’t have access to a state fair anytime soon.
But fear not! Making state-fair corn dogs in an air fryer at home is easier than you think and just as delicious! In this blog post, I will walk you through every step so you can get your mini-state fair right in your kitchen. So buckle up – because we’re about to take a virtual ride down our corndog-making highway!
Why You Will Love Making Corn Dogs In Air Fryer
Making corn dogs in an air fryer is an easy and delicious way to enjoy this classic snack. The air fryer makes it possible to create a crispy outside that encases a hot, juicy center without having to stand over the stove or deep-fry them. It’s much healthier than traditional methods so that you can feel good about your eating.
Plus, it takes less time and is much easier to clean up. An air fryer also makes it possible to make a variety of corn dog flavors like bacon, cheddar cheese, jalapeno, and more – so you can customize them to your tastes! With an air fryer, you can enjoy delicious corn dogs at home in no time. So why wait? Get started making corn dogs with your air fryer today!
They make for an easy snack or quick meal, that the whole family will love! And of course, nothing is better than you have childhood memories of your county fairs, so three these today, the crispy exterior from air frying, is amazing!
Ingredients Needed Air Fryer Corn Dogs
If you are looking for the perfect comfort food? Look no further than frozen corn dogs. Perfectly crunchy on the outside and hot and juicy on the inside, they are sure to satisfy all your cravings.
So, the next time you are at your local grocery store, grab a package, and you can enjoy these in the comfort of your own home.
Remember the step-by-step instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of the page.
- Frozen Corn Dogs: For best results, keep the corn dogs frozen; you can use regular or mini corn dogs.
- Dipping Sauce: Choose your favorite dipping sauces; some great ones are hot sauce, barbecue sauce, or even mustard!
How To Make State Fair Corn Dogs In Air Fryer
Are you craving a classic state fair treat like corn dogs? Wonder no more – you can now enjoy these delicious treats at home in less than 15 minutes with an air fryer! Craving the flavor of fried food but not the mess or health risks that traditional deep-frying brings? You’re in luck! Air fryer corn dogs are crispy on the outside and offer all the savory goodness of a freshly cooked hot dog. In this post, we’ll show you exactly how to make state fair-style corndogs using an air fryer – plus finishing touches to upgrade your homemade delights. Let’s get started!
Step One: Prepare Your Air Fryer
Start by unwrapping the corn dogs, and then either spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray or line the basket with parchment paper. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F using the air frying set.
Step Two: Air Fyr Your Frozen Corn Dogs
Add the frozen corn dogs into the air fryer basket, single layer, and set the cooking time for 4-6minutes!
Step Three: Serving
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!
Pro Tips For The Best Corn Dogs
- Crowding; For the best result, do not crow the air fryer basket; leave plenty of room around the corn dogs so that they can crisp up. Unlike a deep fryer, the air fryer needs the hot air to freely decorate around the hot dogs, cooking it up to perfection.
- Air Fryer Cook Times: Since all air fryers are slightly different, it’s necessary that you watch the corn dogs as they cook up. The air fryer cook times will vary by a few minutes. The exact time will vary by a couple of minutes.
- Stacking: For best results do not stack your corn dogs, leave plenty of space around the corn dogs, which will help them crisp.
- Paper Liners: For easy cleanup, you can use air fryer liners or parchment paper.
- Corn Dog Brands: Foster Farms Mini Corn Dogs, or Foster Farms Regular Sized Corn Dogs, can also be cooked in the air fryer.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Know When Frozen Corn Dogs Are Cooked In The Air Fryer
The easiest way to know when your frozen corn dogs are cooked in the air fryer is to use a digital thermometer. A digital thermometer can be inserted into the center of the corn dog and will tell you if it has reached a safe internal temperature. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends an internal temperature of 165°F for cooked poultry, which is the same temperature required for safely cooked corn dogs.
Will The Sticks Burn?
No, although they might change color, to a bit of a burnt color. If you are in doubt, I usually soak my wooden skewers, before using the air fryer, for 20-30 minutes.
Do I Need To Thaw Them Before Cooking?
No, frozen food cooks much better, when it is placed into the air fryer frozen. There is no reason to thaw the corn dogs, before cooking.
Why Aren’t My Corn Dogs Getting Crispy?
The two reasons that I have found in all of my years of air flying. Is that food usually not get crispy if it’s touching other food? The air fryer really needs the hot air to circulate between the foods, to crisp them up.
So, leave plenty of space, cook your food in batches, and if you want them, even more, crispier spray them with high-heat cooking oil, such as olive oil or avocado oil.
How To Store
Once you have your leftover corn dogs, the best way to store them is to wrap each one individually in plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container. This will help keep the moisture from escaping and keep the corn dog from drying out. Additionally, make sure to refrigerate the leftovers as soon as possible.
They will last for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
Best Dipping Sauces For Corn Dogs
For the perfect combination of hot, salty, and sweet, a great dipping sauce for corn dogs is honey mustard. A simple blend of mustard and honey, this tasty sauce packs a punch of flavor that can’t be beaten. It’s also easy to make at home with just a few ingredients.
Another favorite dip for corn dogs is a classic barbecue sauce. Whether homemade or store-bought, this tangy, smoky sauce perfectly complements the flavor of corn dogs. And for those looking for something a little different, why not try ranch dressing? Rich and creamy, it pairs well with the crunchy texture of corn dogs and adds a delicious zing to every bite.
Finally, for a flavor combination that’s truly unforgettable, try mixing equal parts honey mustard and barbecue sauce. This magical mixture is sure to be a hit with everyone at your next gathering! No matter what you choose, these sauces are sure to make your corn dogs even more delicious.
More Air Fryer Recipes
- Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
- Air Fryer Tater Tots
- Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks
- Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets
The air fryer is a great way to cook corn dogs. You can have the same taste as if you ate them at the state fair but without all the grease. Another plus is that they are healthier for you than deep-fried corn dogs. If you have an air fryer, I hope you’ll try this recipe and let me know how you liked it!
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State Fair Corn Dogs In Air Fryer
- 1 package State Fair Frozen Corn Dogs
- 1/2 cup dipping sauce
- Start by unwrapping the corn dogs, and then either spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray or line the basket with parchment paper. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F using the air frying set.
- Add the frozen corn dogs into the air fryer basket, single layer, and set the cooking time for 4-6 minutes!
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!
- Air Fryer
- Parchment Paper, or Cooking Spray, Air Fryer Liners