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Air fryer corn kernels

These air fryer corn kernels are a perfect side dish for any holiday feast. When you have a lot going on the top stove, you can just quickly pop these in your air fryer and let them cook while you are attending to your to-do list for the day.

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Air fried corn kernels

Why you will love these air fryer roasted corn kernels.

  • They are a healthy side dish that is rich in vitamin B and C
  • Sweet corn is a great source of fiber
  • They are roasted to perfection
  • Quick and easy to put together in the air fryer
  • You can use frozen corn straight from the freezer to the table in 10 minutes

What goes well with corn kernels?

This side dish is flexible. You can also have it as a snack but ideally you may serve it with any type of meat you like.
It could also be served with white or brown rice.
Together with other roasted vegetables.

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Ingredients needed

Corn kernels This can either be frozen corn kernels or fresh kernels from the corn on the cob. Cooking time will however differ. See recipes tips for further details

Olive oil– You can substitute this with butter.

Paprika for that lovely taste

Parsley– I used fresh parsley

Cornstarch or cornflour if you want to have crispy corn kernels. This is totally optional

Salt to taste

Step by step guide on how to cook corn kernels in the air fryer

1 Get your corn kernels from the corn on the cob or use frozen corn kernels, in a bowl.
2 Add a tablespoon of olive oil and mix well to coat the corn kernels.
3 Add a teaspoon of paprika, a teaspoon of fresh chopped parsley, and a tablespoon of cornstarch or cornflour to seal it with crispiness.
4 Give it a good mix then transfer it into your air fryer pan. If you don’t have it you can use a heavy-duty foil, shape it into a shape that will fit into your air fryer basket.
5 Air fry for 8 to 10 minutes at 200°C. Halfway through the cooking time shake the basket or use a fork to stir the kernels.

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Your FAQ about corn kernels in the air fryer answered

Can you air fry frozen corn kernels?

Yes definitely. They are actually easier and quicker than manually getting the kernels from the corn on the cob. You don’t have to thaw them either, from frozen straight into the air fryer.

Are frozen corn kernels cooked?

Yes, they are precooked and hence they cook quicker than fresh corn kernels in the air fryer.

Can I use canned corn kernels for this recipe?

I haven’t tried the recipe using canned corn kernels but if you do decide to used canned corn then pat it dry before you start seasoning.

If you enjoyed this air fried corn kernels, I am sure you will love the Air fryer sweet corn on the cob as well. Check it out.

Recipe Notes and tips
If You use frozen corn kernels please cook for 6 to 8 minutes and follow the same instructions.
Cornstarch and cornflour will make the corn kernels crispy, if that’s not something you looking for then you can skip this ingredient.

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Air fryer corn kernels

These air fryer corn kernels are a perfect side dish for any holiday feast. Seasoned with paprika and a pinch of salt they are super delicious.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 215 kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Corn kernels
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Parsley chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch or cornflour optional
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Get your corn kernels from the corn on the cob or use frozen corn, in a bowl.
  • Add a tablespoon of olive oil and mix well to coat the corn kernels.
  • Add a teaspoon of paprika, a teaspoon of fresh chopped parsley, and a tablespoon of cornstarch or cornflour to seal it with crispiness.
  • Give it a good mix then transfer it into your air fryer pan. If you don't have it you can use a heavy-duty foil, shape it into a shape that will fit into your air fryer basket.
  • Air fry for 8 to 10 minutes at 200°C. Halfway through the cooking time shake the basket or use a fork to stir the kernels.

Notes

Recipe Notes and tips
If You use frozen corn kernels please cook for 6 to 8 minutes and follow the same instructions.
Cornstarch and cornflour will make the corn kernels crispy, if that’s not something you looking for then you can skip this ingredient.
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