Air fryer Mexican street corn on the cob. A no-mess, fat-free way to cook Mexican street corn on the cob. This recipe for air fryer Mexican street corn on the cob is healthy, quick, and easy.
Introduction: What is Mexican Street Corn?
Mexican Street Corn (Elotes) is a dish that originated in Mexico. It is made with fresh corn kernels, mayonnaise, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.
Mexican Street Corn has been around for a long time but it was not popularized until recently when it became an American street food trend.
How to Cook Mexican Street Corn with an Air Fryer
Mexican street corn is a delicious dish that can be cooked in an air fryer. This article will show you how to cook Mexican street corn in an air fryer and make it a healthy meal.
The ingredients are as follows:
-1 ear of fresh corn, shucked and silk removed
-2 tablespoons of mayonnaise or sour cream (or both)
-1 teaspoon of chili powder (or more if desired)
-1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder (or more if desired)
-1/4 teaspoon of onion powder (or more if desired)
-Salt and pepper to taste
-1/2 teaspoon of a lime juice
-1/4 cup of blue corn tortilla chips, broken into small pieces
-Chopped cilantro for topping
-In a bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and sour cream.
Stir in the chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder. Taste the sauce and add salt and pepper to taste.
-In a separate bowl, mix together the lime juice with 2 tablespoons of water to dissolve it into a slurry then stir in an equal amount of corn kernels (add more water if needed).
-Place the ear of corn on its side on an air fryer basket so that it is supported by the ridges.
-Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-15 minutes until cooked through.
Tips for Serving Mexican Street Corn on the Cob
Mexican Street Corn is a popular dish in the United States. It is often served on the cob with mayonnaise, cheese, and chili powder.
– You can use any type of corn, but fresh corn is best.
– Add mayonnaise to the corn before serving it on the cob.
– Add cheese to the top of your Mexican Street Corn before serving it on the cob.
– Add chili powder to your Mexican Street Corn for a spicy kick!
Air Fryer Mexican Street Corn on the Cob
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- 4 corn on the cob
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/3 cup (80 ml) sour cream
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons unsalted melted butter
- 1/2 cup Cotija cheese
Preheat your air fryer to 400º F (200º C).
Using a pastry brush, brush the corn on all sides with melted butter, reserving the remaining butter to prepare the sauce.
Place the corn into the air fryer basket. Fry at 400º F (200º C) for 10-15 minutes, flipping it halfway through.
Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combine the remaining melted butter, salt, pepper, chili powder, and sour cream. Mix well.
Remove fried corn from the fryer and transfer it to a large plate. Pour the sauce over the fried corn. Sprinkle the cheese over the corn.