In less than 10 mins you’ve got yourself a tasty air fried snack to enjoy. A trip to your childhood state fair treats! Air fryer corn dogs are one of my kid’s favorite use of the air fryer. These are made from frozen corn dogs and you don’t need to thaw before cooking. It’s that easy. If you’ve asked yourself the question ‘can you air fry a frozen corn dog?’ The answer is yes. Feel free to read along and get all the deets!
Air fryer Corn dogs recipe
I have been toying with the idea of making corn dogs from scratch for some time now. We are working on trying it out the traditional way made with batter and also considering making some with croissant dough just like we did with air fryer Oreos.
Yet to give this a try (this is me thinking out aloud) therefore I can’t really say for sure how it will turn out. However be rest assured you will be the first to know if it turns out good since I will be sharing it on Air Fryer Yum! In the meantime we’ll make do with these Frozen corn dogs.
Why make frozen corn dogs in the air fryer?
The question should be why not. The air fryer is a powerful kitchen appliance that’s small but mighty. You can practically make anything you can make in the oven in the air fryer and in less time too.
I use mine everyday and I am not stopping anytime soon, because it works and serves my purpose. It makes the best French fries, chicken nuggets or tenders, Mozzarella sticks and breaded mushrooms are ace in the air fryer with less oil. The best crispy exteriors ever.
Whenever I want to oblige the kids, this is the way I make frozen corndogs, not in the microwave. Below are a few reasons we aren’t considering doing it any other way.
- It’s so convenient I can’t help it. I just toss it into the basket straight from the freezer and get my snack cooking.
- No need for extra oil
- They come out perfectly hot and crispy every time unlike the microwave.
Do I need to preheat the air fryer?
Since air fryers vary in models and manufacturers, my first response would be to read your manufacturer’s manual to know what your specific air fryer needs.
However I did not preheat mine. And it came out perfect. Bear in mind that subsequent batches are likely to cook faster than the first batch because the air fryer got preheated while cooking the first batch.
Can you air fry a frozen corn dog?
Yes you can and it’s so easy and better than the microwave or the deep fried methods. That is not to say that you can’t make it if you don’t have an air fryer. You can as well. It’s just way better in this popular kitchen gadget. You will find the exact steps of how to make it below.
How to make air fried corn dogs from frozen.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Place frozen corn dogs in the air fryer basket and air fryer.
That’s all. No need to thaw. Gets ready in 10 mins.
Mini corn dogs
Mini corn dogs will cook at the same temperature as regular frozen corn dogs. however time will differ because of size. The smaller corn dogs will cook faster by 2 or 3 minutes.
- Cook straight from frozen.
- No need to preheat the air fryer.
- Do not overcrowd the basket.
- Mini corn dogs will cook faster than regular sized corn dogs
Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered.
Are frozen corn dogs bad for you?
Frozen corn dogs are prepackaged and processed food which are junk food. In all honesty, junk food isn’t the best for anyone. It’s always better to make these from fresh. This way it is free from any preservatives and you know what goes into your corn dogs. Personally I don’t condemn anyone using the frozen corn dogs, it’s produced to help busy families. You can decide to help your family by enjoying them occasionally.
Who makes the best frozen corn dogs?
There are a variety of top brands like State Fair, Foster farms and Morning star farms corn dogs. I have also tried a couple of other store brands like Aldi’s Bremer and Target’s Market Pantry and they were awesome.
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How to make frozen corn dogs in the air fryer
- Air fryer
- Kitchen tongs
- 5 Sticks frozen corn dogs
- ¼ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup mustard
- Place frozen corn dogs in the air fryer basket.
- Set temperature to 380°F / 194°C. Bake corn dogs for 10-12 mins
- Enjoy with your favorite topping.
- Cook from frozen no need to thaw. If you happen to have already thawed corn dogs, bake them for 8 minutes instead of 10.
- No need to preheat the air fryer.