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Frozen Corn Dogs in the Air Fryer

Your favorite fair food just got easier to enjoy at home! Air Fryer Corn Dogs come out perfectly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside and taste like they are fresh from the fair!

Top view of a platter filled with air fryer corn dogs and corn dog bites with a small dish of dipping sauce nestled in the middle.

Corn Dogs are a nostalgic treat all ages can enjoy! But if we’re being honest, most frozen corn dogs can be a bit underwhelming. 

Frozen Corn Dogs cooked in the oven may end up crispy on one side but not all over and possibly still frozen in the center. Corn Dogs cooked in the microwave have a tendency to explode from the inside out. 

These were all the challenges you had to grapple with – until you tried making them in the air fryer.

The air fryer is the magic tool you’ve been needing to get Corn Dogs that are perfectly crispy and golden on the outside, while juicy and tender on the inside. It feels and tastes like they are straight from a street vendor at the fair! 

Why Make This Recipe

  1. Takes 10 Minutes: Frozen Corn Dogs in the Air Fryer go from frozen to perfectly cooked in just ten minutes!
  2. Quick Snack: Corn dogs can be enjoyed as a meal with a few sides, but when you can prepare them this quickly they make a great snack too!
  3. Best Corn Dog Hack: Once you try making frozen corn dogs in the air fryer you won’t ever go back to your older methods!

What Do You Need to Make This Recipe

  1. Frozen Corn Dogs: You can use any brand you prefer. You can also use full size or mini corn dogs.
  2. Oil spray: Use any type of oil to prevent the corn dogs from sticking to the air fryer. It is recommended not to use a nonstick spray on your air fryer as most contain a chemical that can damage the nonstick coating on the basket.

Tools

  1. Air Fryer
  2. Tongs: The corn dogs are hot when they are done! 

How to Make This Recipe

Step One: Preheat

5 corn dogs added to an air fryer bucket.

Preheat your air fryer to 370 degrees.

Add some oil to the bottom of your air fryer basket and then add the corn dogs in a single layer.

Step Two: Air Fry

Mini corn dog bites resting inside the air fryer bucket.
5 corn dogs added to an air fryer bucket.

Full Size Corn Dogs: Air fry for 8-10 minutes and reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Serve and enjoy! 

Mini Corn Dogs: Air fry for 6-8 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Mini corn dogs tend to vary more than standard corn dogs so be sure and keep an eye on your cooking time. Serve and enjoy! 

Expert Tips

A corn dog with a bite missing resting on the bowl of dipping sauce with a bite taken to show the cooked hot dog inside the cornbread.
  • You do not need to thaw your corn dogs at all before cooking them. Place them straight in the air fryer from frozen.
  • Do not overcrowd your air fryer. It’s important that the air can pass all the way around the corn dogs for consistent cooking.
  • Be sure and flip your corn dogs part way through cooking to make sure they crisp on all sides. This also gives you a chance to check on how well done your corn dogs are. Every air fryer is different so you may need to adjust your cooking time.
  • Corn dogs are hot when they finish cooking. Be sure and use some tongs to move them to a plate.

FAQs

5 corndogs prepared in the air fryer served on a rectangular platter.
What to Serve With Air Fryer Corn Dogs

Corn dogs go great with Checkers French Fries in the Air Fryer or tater tots. You could also balance the meal with this 4 Ingredient Pasta Salad or Air Fryer Corn on the Cob.

As far as sauces you can go with the classic mustard or ketchup or mix it up with barbeque sauce, hot sauce, ranch, 3 Ingredient Honey Mustard or even thousand island dressing.

What Brand of Frozen Corn Dog is Best?

Different brands of frozen corn dogs are all pretty similar. It might be fun to have a taste test and see which one you prefer!

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Whole corn dogs on a stick and corn dog bites placed on a parchment paper covered platter with a small bowl of mustard nestled amongst them.

Frozen Corn Dogs in the Air Fryer

Your favorite fair food just got easier to enjoy at home! Air Fryer Corn Dogs come out perfectly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside and taste like they are fresh from the fair!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer corn dogs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 200kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Tongs The corn dogs are hot when they are done!

Ingredients

  • 5 Frozen Corn Dogs
  • Nonstick spray

Instructions

Full Sized Corn Dogs

  • Preheat your air fryer to 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Spray the bottom of the air fryer with nonstick spray, then add the frozen corn dogs into the fryer.
  • Air fry for 8-10 minutes and reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Serve and enjoy!

Mini Corn Dogs

  • Preheat your air fryer to 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Spray the bottom of the air fryer with nonstick spray, then add the frozen mini corn dogs into the fryer.
  • Air fry for 6-8 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Recipe Copyright The Domestic Spoon. For educational or personal use only.
  • Frozen Corn Dogs: You can use any brand you prefer. You can also use full size or mini corn dogs.
  • Oil spray: Use any type of oil to prevent the corn dogs from sticking to the air fryer. It is recommended not to use a nonstick spray on your air fryer as most contain a chemical that can damage the nonstick coating on the basket.
  • You do not need to thaw your corn dogs at all before cooking them. Place them straight in the air fryer from frozen.
  • Do not overcrowd your air fryer. It’s important that the air can pass all the way around the corn dogs for consistent cooking.
  • Be sure and flip your corn dogs part way through cooking to make sure they crisp on all sides. This also gives you a chance to check on how well done your corn dogs are. Every air fryer is different so you may need to adjust your cooking time.
  • Corn dogs are hot when they finish cooking. Be sure and use some tongs to move them to a plate.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g
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