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Four Mexican Street Corn (Elotes) in a roll on a white plate with two lemon wedges in the back. Topped with cheese and cilantro.

Air Fryer Mexican Street Corn On The Cob (Elotes)

Easy Air Fryer Mexican Street Corn On The Cob that will draw everyone to the table. Air fried to perfection.  It takes only 10 minutes. It is gluten-free and low carb!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 648kcal


  • 1 Air Fryer


  • 4 corn on the cob
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup cotija Cheese or Parmesan Cheese
  • lemon optional


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
    Chop the cilantro and set aside. Melt the butter in a medium bowl. Using a pastry brush, coat the corn on all sides.
    Reserve the remaining butter to prepare the sauce.
    Place the corn into the air fryer basket and cook for 10-15 minutes. Flip or turn the corn to cook the corn evenly while cooking.
    Ingredients for Mexican Street Corn On The Cob. First pictures is a list of the ingredients. Second and Third picture sows 2 corn on the cob in the air fryer.
  • While the corn is cooking, in a medium bowl combine the salt and pepper, remaining melted butter, chili powder, and sour cream. Mix well. 
    Remove the corn from the air fryer and apply the sour cream sauce
    Pour the cotija cheese in a large plate, apply the cotija cheese to the corn by either rolling the corn in the cheese or sprinkling the cheese over the corn. 
    Finish it off by adding the cilantro and squeezing a little lemon juice for extra zest. Finally, ENJOY! 
    Ingredients and step by step pictures for Mexican street corn on the cob. The first picture shows the sour cream, chili powder, salt and pepper, and butter mixed in a small bowl. the second picture shows the finished mixture and two corn on the cob on a white plate with one on the cob topped with the mixture. The third picture shows the one corn on the cob with the mixture in the back ground and an extra corn in the bak as well. One of the corn is topped with cotija cheese.



  • You can use feta cheese if it is difficult to find Cotija cheese. I have even used parmesan cheese as well. 
  • Depending on the air fryer you have, it may take about 15 minutes (or a little longer) for it to cook. Be sure to flip the corn on the other side for even cooking. 
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Calories are estimated per serving.


Serving: 2People | Calories: 648kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1562mg | Potassium: 532mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1700IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.3mg