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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 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 648kcal


  • 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
  • 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 minutes. Flip or turn the corn to cook the corn evenly while cooking.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the salt and pepper, melted butter, chili powder, and sour cream.
  • Remove the corn from the air fryer and apply the 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! 


For Mexcian Air Fryer Mexican Street Corn On The Cob Recipe

You can use feta cheese if it is difficult to find Cotija cheese. I have even used parmesan cheese as well
YES, the corn is as crispy as if it was cooked on a grill. If you want your corn a bit more charred feel free to add a couple more minutes to the cooking time.


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