Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Corn-on-The-Cob
If you love bacon AND corn, our simple air fryer bacon wrapped corn on the cob recipe perfect. The combination of flavors is amazing, as every bite of corn has bacon. Seriously, the flavors and textures off this air fried bacon corn are great and very similar to grilling without all the fuss and clean-up.
Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Corn Recipe
Sure, grilling the corn is always better. But if you’re wanting something quick and equally delicious, air frying is a great option. If you’ve already air fried corn on the cob, then you know this is already a delicious dish. The extra step of wrapping the corn in bacon is worth the effort. You won’t be sorry and just might find that this will be one of your go-to snacks or side dishes all year long!
Video: Air Fried Bacon Wrapped Corn
Tips for Air Frying Bacon Wrapped Corn:
- For best results use fresh corn. But if you only have frozen corn, we have tips below for air frying with frozen corn.
- Cooking times will vary depending on the size of the corn and the size of your air fryer. So if you’re unsure, try cooking maybe 1-2 corns first and test the time that works best for your preferred corn texture. Don’t cook a whole big batch on your first try. You might end up with a batch that you don’t like.
- If you’re using a thick-cut bacon, cooking time will be a little longer
- You can wrap up to 3 pieces of bacon per whole fresh corn. Though the bacon will overlap, once it cooks it will shrink.
- If you’re only using 1 slice of bacon, you’ll have corn that isn’t covered with bacon fat during cooking. So lightly spray oil over the parts of the corn that isn’t covered with bacon, particularly the ends of the corn. This will make sure the ends don’t dry out too much during air frying.
- Use applewood smoked bacon for extra flavor!
What about using frozen corn on the cob?
Sure, you can use frozen corn. But it needs to thaw completely first. Squeeze out any excess water from the thawed frozen corn. Then wrap the bacon around the thawed corn. Check the corn and add additional time if needed.
Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Corn on The Cob
- 2-4 ears fresh corn , shucked and cleaned
- 2-8 slices bacon , depending on how much corn & if you do double bacon or not
- salt , to taste
- black pepper , to taste
- oil spray or olive oil
- If needed, cut ends of corn to fit into your air fryer basket/tray. Or for smaller air fryers, cut the corn in half.
- Coat all sides of the corn with light oil spray (if you’re using only 1 bacon strip/ear). If needed, make sure to spray the ends of the corn is where it can often get dry.
- Wrap bacon around the corn. Skewer one toothpick to secure each end of bacon to corn. Skewer the toothpick side-ways into the corn and bacon so it does’t stick up too much. (see our photos for the technique). Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- For 2 corn – Air Fry at 380°F for 10 minutes. Flip the corn. Continue Air Frying for another 3-8 minutes or until bacon is crisp and corn is tender.For 4 corn – Air Fry at 380°F for 10 minutes. Flip the corn. Continue Air Frying for another 6-10 minutes or until bacon is crisp and corn is tender. (Cooking time will depend on size of corn, thickness of the bacon, how full air fryer basket is, & different models/sizes of air fryers).
- If needed, flip once more and Air Fry for a couple more minutes or until the bacon is crispy on all sides.
- Remove toothpicks before eating. Add butter if desired and enjoy!
If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).
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