Air Fryer Corn on the Cob with Smoky Parmesan Cilantro Butter

One thing I love about summer is getting fresh corn. My step dad scored well with some right out of the garden….a friend’s garden at any rate… and passed some of that delicious bounty on to us. At first I was going to do the normal salt and butter and that’s always good too, but this corn already has such a great, sweet flavor that I wanted to add a little something to it to make it extra special. My second thought was I really wanted to grill the corn, but it’s been so hot here in the south that the thought of standing outside in the heat over a hot grill really didn’t thrill me. So what is a girl to do, but turn to the air fryer. I don’t know if you have ever cooked corn in an air fryer…. it was my first time…but if you can’t grill it, the air fryer is defiantly the next best thing.

This corn turned out really tasty. It had a few light charred bits that really gives it that grilled taste and adding the smoky parmesan cilantro butter….oh my! It really adds so much to an already great tasting corn. The butter takes on the subtle flavor of the paprika and cilantro, then you get the slight nutty taste of the parmesan and a little heat…not too much mind you unless you want more….from the chili. The hint of lime really adds so much to it as well. Don’t shy away from the mayonnaise, it adds a nice silky texture without tasting…well…like mayonnaise.

We had this paired with homemade cheese burgers. I think hubby and I ate more of this corn than we did the burgers.

If you don’t have an air fryer, don’t fret, this will still taste just as amazing even if cooked on the grill, boiled or even in cooked in the microwave. Just slather on that smoky parmesan butter at the end to make your taste buds sing.

I also have included below not only air fryer directions, but other methods as well.

Here’s what you need:

*1/4 cup softened butter
*1 TBS mayonnaise
*1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
*1 tsp. dried cilantro or 1 TBS fresh cilantro plus more for garnish; I used dried because it seemed to work better for this
*1 1/2 TBS grated parmesan cheese
*1/4 to 1/2 tsp chili powder
*1 tsp. lime juice
*olive oil or canola oil; you can omit this if you are not cooking the corn in the air fryer or on the grill.
*corn on the cob, husks and silk removed

In a small bowl mix together the butter, mayonnaise, paprika, cilantro, parmesan cheese, chili powder and lime juice; set aside.

If you are making this a head of time wait to add the lime juice right before using.

Air Fryer Directions

Preheat the air fryer to 400°

Brush the corn with canola or olive oil

place in to the air fryer basket.

Cook for 5 minutes and turn the corn over. Cook for another 4 minutes or until corn is cooked.

*Note* Cooking time will depend on the size and brand of the air fryer.

Carefully remove the corn and brush or spoon the butter mixture on to the corn.

How can you resist that delectable looking buttered corn.

Serve as a side or grab a few ears and make it a meal. I can assure you this will end up being the star of your plate.

Grilling Directions:

Brush the corn with oil

Place the corn on the grill at medium high heat.

Grill for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the corn is done, turning frequently.

Brush or spoon the butter mixture on to the corn.

Microwave Directions:

Place the corn in a deep microwave safe cooking dish. Add about 1/4 cup of water to the bottom of the dish. Place plastic wrap over the top and microwave on high

For 1-2 ears 3 to 4 minutes or until corn is tender

4 ears 5 to 6 minutes or until corn is tender

*Note* cooking times may depend on the size and power of the microwave

Brush or spoon the butter mixture on to the corn.

Boiling Directions:

Fill a large pot with water, season with salt if desired. Bring the water to boil and add the corn. Be sure not to over fill the pot or the water will splash out when you add the corn.

Boil for about 4 to 5 minutes or until the corn is tender.

Carefully remove the corn

Brush or spoon the butter mixture on to the corn.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

A while back I did a post on Air Fryer Hot Dogs. Today it’s still my number one pinned and viewed recipe. I’m still amazed at how popular it is, but I really shouldn’t be surprised because when you can’t grill out those hot dogs, cooking them in the air fryer is the next best thing. But what about hot dogs wrapped in bacon? I am such a bacon lover…hubby even says I might one day need an intervention, but that’s beside the point. These bacon wrapped hot dogs are so delicious. I mean come on, how can your mouth not water just thinking about it. *sigh* Not only do you get the taste of a grilled dog without using the grill, but the hot dogs stay so juicy and the bacon adds a nice smoky flavor.

These were so easy to make. I wasn’t sure if the bacon would come unwrapped during the cooking time, but it did not. Just make sure that the ends of the bacon are underneath the hotdog. If you are still unsure, you can always secure with toothpicks, just be sure to remove them before placing them in the hot dog buns.

So if you are ready to take you air fryer hot dogs to the next level, here’s what you need:

*hot dogs

*bacon, one slice per dog

Preheat the air fryer at 400°

While the air fryer is preheating, take one hot dog and starting at one end, wrap a slice of bacon around the hot dog.

Keep wrapping the bacon all the way to the other end. Notice how I overlapped the starting end of the bacon, this helps keep it from unwrapping during cooking.

Continue with desired amount of hot dogs.

Place the hot dogs in the air fryer basket with the ends of the bacon underneath each hot dog.

Cook for 5 minutes. Flip the hot dogs over, at this point the bacon has been cooked enough where it shouldn’t unwrap. Cook for another 2 minutes or more until the bacon is cooked.

*Note*

Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.

Serve in hot dog buns with desired toppings.

Enjoy!

Air Fryer Chili Cheese Hot Dogs

I made these last year in the oven, but I wanted to see how they would come out in the air fryer. They did not disappoint. They came out really tasty. The hot dogs were juicy and smothered in cheesy chili. The hot dog buns even toasted nicely. The bonus is that it took half the time to cook in the air fryer than it does in the oven. I did use canned chili and I’m not a huge fan of canned chili. I usually make my own, but this saves a lot of time when you want to throw together a quick meal and maybe because it’s all hot and melted together, the chili is right tasty. I did cook the hot dogs by themselves first. I wasn’t sure if they would get done cooked with everything on it and not to mention they cook for a shorter time than in the oven. I want to add a little side note here. My post a while back on air fryer hot dogs is the most pinned and has the most views than any other post on this blog….. a little hot dog…. can you believe it. I feel so happy my that little dogs has made it.

Here’s what you need to make your own chili cheese hot dogs:

*hot dogs that have been precooked, I cooked mine in the air fryer (Air Fryer Hot Dogs)

*sturdy hot dog buns; I find that hoagie rolls work better

*1 can of chili; I used Hormel without beans.

*ketchup to taste

*mustard to taste

*shredded cheese; I used a cheddar Colby Jack blend

If you cooked the hot dogs right before preparing these, there is no need to preheat the air fryer, but if you did not, then preheat the air fryer at 400°.

Spread desired amount of ketchup and mustard on the inside of the bun.

Place a hot dog in each bun.

Spoon some of the chili over each hot dog.

Then add the desired amount of cheese over the chili.

Place the hot dogs into the fryer basket.

I was able to place 3 hot dogs at a time. If you are cooking more, cook them in batches.

Cook at 350° for 3 minutes. Check to see if the cheese is melted and the buns are toasted. If not cook about 1 minute more.

*Note*

Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.

Carefully take the hot dogs out of the basket and serve.

Air Fryer Boneless Herb Pork Chops

I found some beautiful boneless pork chops at the grocery store the other day. I have cooked pork chops so many ways, but never in my handy dandy air fryer. I admit, I was nervous. I have used my air fryer quite a lot recently, but mainly for frozen foods, hard boiled eggs and I have to say, hot dogs are awesome done in the air fryer. I wasn’t sure how this pork would turn out, but I’m happy to say, they turned out great. They were moist and so flavorful with the sage, rosemary and Thyme and it took half the time to cook in the air fryer than in the oven.

Here’s what you need:

*boneless pork chops

*salt to taste

*1 tsp. dried sage

*1 tsp. dried rosemary

*1 tsp. dried thyme

*olive oil for lightly coating fryer basket

In a small bowl, mix together sage, rosemary and thyme.

30 minutes before cooking the pork, pat them dry with paper towels. Sprinkle pork chops with salt on both sides, then sprinkle them on both sides with the sage mixture.

Preheat the air fryer at 400° for 5 minutes.

With a silicone basting brush, lightly coat the bottom of the air fryer basket with the olive oil. You can use cooking spray, but I try not to use this because over time it leaves a sticky coating on the basket.

Place the pork in the basket in an even layer where they are not touching.

Cook for 5 minutes and flip them over, then cook for another 5 minutes or until the pork reaches an internal temp of 145°

*Note*

Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.

Let the pork rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

Air Fryer Crescent Dogs with Bacon

We had some leftover hot dogs from when I made the air fryer pizza dogs so you probably know me by now that I can’t let anything go to waste, so once again I’m turning to the air fryer. This time I made Crescent dogs….. with bacon. These make a fun lunch or dinner instead of the same old hot dogs. I know I need to practice on my dough wrapping skills for sure, but these are super easy and they do not take long to make. Another plus is the bacon….need I say more? You can also cut the hot dogs in half to make mini crescent dogs for appetizers.

Here’s what you need:

*hot dogs

*1 tube of refrigerated crescent rolls; to wrap the whole hot dog I used 2 triangular crescent roll dough pieced together so if you are making more than 4 dogs, you will need 2 tubes (each tube contains 8 small triangles).

*1 slice of bacon per crescent dogs, cooked until semi crisp

Preheat the air fryer at 370°

While air fryer is preheating, unwrap the crescent dough and separate each triangle. Take 2 triangles and pinch them together at the seem to make one larger rectangle. Take one slice of bacon and break into pieces and place the pieces onto the dough.

Next, take one hot dog and lay it horizontally across the top of the dough.

Roll the dough around the the hot dog.

I like leaving the ends of the hot dogs out, but you can form the dough to enclose them if you prefer.

I was afraid that the dough would bake into the holes of the basket of the air fryer, so I placed a piece of parchment paper inside.

My air fryer came with these niffty round ones with holes, but you can cut a sheet of regular size parchment to fit the inside of the basket.

Place the crescent dogs in the basket leaving a space in between each one so they will cook on the sides and so they will not stick together.

I had to do 3 at a time.

Cook for 4 minutes, then turn them over and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until the dough is cooked all the way through and the hotdogs are cooked as well.

*Note*

Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.

Carefully remove the crescent dogs and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Air Fryer Pizza Dogs

A while back ( almost a year ago to be exact) I made some rather tasty pizza hot dogs. I wanted to tweak it a bit and instead of cooking them in the oven, use the air fryer because, well, I really love this handy appliance. I’m still learning my way around it, yes still even after all these months. These pizza dogs were definitely a winner. If you like pepperoni pizza and hot dogs, then you will surely find this a keeper. The hot dogs have been cooked in the air fryer for that grilled taste, then smothered in pizza sauce with Italian seasonings, layered with pepperoni and cheese… all nestled in a lightly toasted hoagie roll. It was really hard to eat just one. Another plus is this can be done in less than 30 minutes.

Here’s what you need:

*hot dogs; I used the all beef kind

*hoagie rolls; I found that regular hot dog buns were too small but you can use what you prefer

*sliced pepperoni

*pizza sauce

*Italian seasoning

*shredded cheese; I used a pizza blend

Preheat the air fryer at 400°

Place the desired amount of hot dogs into the air fryer. Follow the link to air fryer hot dogs for the amount of cooking time. When the hot dogs are done, wipe out the basket and set aside the hot dogs, take care because the basket will be hot.

Open up a hoagie roll and spoon some of the pizza sauce on the inside of the roll.

Place some of the pepperoni in a layer down the middle.

Then lay a hot dog on top of the pepperoni.

Next, spoon more pizza sauce over the hot dog, then sprinkle on a small amount of the Italian seasoning.

Top with desired amount of cheese.

and finally, add another layer of pepperoni on top of the cheese.

Place the hot dogs into the air fryer basket.

Mine would fit 3 at a time. Depending on the size of the basket, you might have to make these in batches if you are making more than the basket can hold.

Cook at 400° for 2 minutes then check the hot dogs to see how fast they are toasting. Also, I did have a few pepperoni that blew off a little from the cheese, but it was easy to place them back on. Once the cheese starts melting I did not have any more issues.

Continue cooking for another 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the rolls are toasted as desired.

*Note*

Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.

Carefully take out the pizza dogs and serve.

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Patties

There are some nights that I’m just too tired to stand at the stove and cook dinner. You have those nights too I’m sure. When you want something satisfying, yet easy and fast. That’s why I always keep a bag of chicken patties in the freezer, for times like these. Place them in the air fryer and you have chicken patties that are crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside. You can heat up a quick pizza sauce, spoon some on the chicken patty, top with mozzarella cheese and place on hamburger buns and you have a chicken parm sandwich. You can even just add your favorite sandwich toppings. Here’s how you do it:

Preheat the air fryer by running it for 5 minutes at 400°.

Place chicken patties in a single layer on the bottom of the basket.

Cook for 9 minutes, turning them over halfway thru.

Note*

Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.

Place on buns and top with desired toppings.

Enjoy!

Air Fryer Roasted Garlic Parmesan Bread

This is a slight variation of my Roasted Garlic Parmesan Bread that I had posted a while back. I had dinner cooking in the oven and since there was no room to make the bread in the oven, I thought it would be a good time to try it in the air fryer. Hubby and I were both pleased with the results. It took less time to roast the garlic and toast the bread. I should also point out that hubby actually liked this better cooked in the air fryer. The roasted garlic really shined thru with the melted butter and the flavor of the parmesan made this extra tasty. The bread had a really nice crispy texture on the outside, but still soft on the inside. This is great when like me, you run out of room in the oven or you really don’t want to warm up the whole house, not to mention it takes less time which is an added bonus.

Here’s what you need:

*1 half of French bread; a whole loaf would not fit in the air fryer, but I only needed half, if you need more cook in batches.

*1/2 stick of butter softened

*5 large garlic cloves; or more if prefered

*1 TBS olive oil

*pinch of salt

*2 tsp. dried parsley

*2 TBS finely grated Parmesan cheese (the kind that looks like sand)

Preheat the air fryer at 400° for 5 minutes.

Place the garlic cloves on a small sheet of foil; sprinkle with salt and drizzle on the olive oil.

wrap the foil closed and place in the air fryer basket. Cook for 15 minutes at 400°.

While the garlic is roasting, cut the bread in half  lengthwise.

When the garlic is done, roasted in a small bowl, with the back of a spoon or fork, mash until you reach the desired consistency. I like a few bigger chunks of garlic, but you can also mash until it forms an almost paste.

Add butter, parsley and parmesan cheese; stir until well combined.

Spread evenly on each half of the bread.

Place the bread into the air fryer basket buttered side up. Try not to overlap too much.

Cook at 400° for 3 minutes. Check to see if it’s toasted enough as you like, if not cook for another 2 minutes.

Carefully remove from the basket and cut and serve.

Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Do you love grilled hot dogs as much as I do? But what if you get that craving for one and you can’t fire up the grill? Boiling them is ok as well when you’re in a pinch for time, but it does seem to lack flavor. I found that the next best thing to grilling them, is put those little babies in the air fryer. They come out really tasty and it takes no time at all to have them on the table. Pair this with my hot dog chili and you have one great, flavorful dog. My hubby even approved and went for seconds.

Here’s how to cook them in the air fryer:

Preheat the air fryer by running it at 400° for 5 minutes.

Place the hot dogs in the air fryer in an even layer.

Cook for 3 minutes and then shake the basket. Continue cooking for another 2 minutes.

*Note*

Cooking times may vary depending on the size and the brand, so make sure to check them around the 3 minute mark. I sacrificed a few hot dogs by not doing this.

Remove hot dogs and place in buns. These are also great cut up and cooked in scrambled eggs.

Enjoy!

Air Fryer Frozen Taquitos

These little things are addictive. When I first got my air fryer a few months ago, we cooked just about anything frozen that we could think of. These taquitos became one of our favorite things to cook in the air fryer….as far as frozen foods go that is. They turn out so nice and crisp. Hubby and I now prefer them cooked in the air fryer than in the oven. What are taquitos some of you might be asking? They are typically corn tortillas rolled and filled with beef, chicken or bean and cheese. They are then fried and served with salsa or just by themselves. I have never made homemade taquitos, but the frozen ones seem pretty good. I prefer the brand by Jose’ Ole. These take no time at all to cook, especially in the air fryer. These make a great meal when paired with rice or beans, or even just by themselves as a snack.

Here’s how to cook them in the air fryer:

Preheat the air fryer by running it at 400° for 5 minutes. I find that preheating the air fryer no matter what you are cooking, seems to help crisp up the food better. Place the frozen taquitos in the fryer basket in an even layer.

or at least as even as you can get them.

cook at 400° for 4 minutes, flip them over or shake the basket and cook for another 4 minutes or until they start to turn a little brown and get crispy.

Note*

Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.

Serve and Enjoy!