How To Cook Air Fryer Frozen Corn Dogs

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air fryer frozen corn dogs with ketchup on a plate

Corn dogs are known worldwide as a delectable delicacy, but one of the great foodie misfortunes is that most people only get to experience them at carnivals and state fairs. With the power of an air fryer, however, you can whip up some of these sweet-and-savory snacks on a stick in a flash.

Whether you’re a seasoned air fryer fanatic ready to expand into a new realm or crazed for corn dogs and want to try out some top-of-the-line kitchen technology, this is the article for you. Read on to learn everything you need to know about air fryer frozen corn dogs.

How To Make Air Fryer Frozen Corn Dogs

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One of the benefits of cooking frozen corn dogs in the air fryer is that there’s minimal work on your end–and plenty of benefits to reap once you’re done cooking!

Air Fryer Instructions

frozen corn dogs in air fryer basket

As with any frozen air fryer treat, you should always defer to the package instructions. That said, the general process for cooking frozen corn dogs is to preheat your air fryer. (If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat function, run it on empty at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 200 degrees Celsius for 3-5 minutes).

Place the corn dogs in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Then cook the dogs for 10 minutes at 390 degrees Fahrenheit or 198 degrees Celsius. Be sure to rotate the corn dogs have way through cooking.

cooked corn dogs in air fryer basket

Then, you have a plate full of delectable corn dogs on your hands just like that.

Do You Need Oil To Cook Air Fryer Frozen Corn Dogs?

corn dogs on plate with a bowl of ketchup

The air fryer is a technological marvel for many reasons, and one of them is that you don’t need a drop of oil to cook your food–frozen corn dogs included.

While air fryers simulate deep frying, they work by circulating extremely hot air at a very high speed, browning food in the same way that a deep fryer would–all without the gallons of grease that the latter gadget entails.

How Do You Avoid Burning Frozen Corn Dogs in an Air Fryer?

corn dogs on a plate

As with any food, the best way to avoid burning your frozen corn dogs is to follow the package instructions, keep track of your cooking time, and diligently watch the air fryer.

The first step is a necessity whenever you’re heating frozen food. While most frozen corn dogs can cook to perfection in eight minutes, some brands have special exceptions, and you need to keep an eye out for them.

Second, be attentive to your cooking time–keep your dogs in the air fryer for 8 minutes, no more and no less. Set a timer on your stove, phone, or the air fryer itself to ensure that you promptly remove the dogs. There’s nothing worse than realizing you’ve left food in the air fryer for twenty minutes. Besides being a fire hazard, it’s certain to ruin your corn dogs.

Finally, keep an eye on your air fryer. While it might be tempting to wander away to do some other errands, it is always a good idea to watch your kitchen gadgets and ensure that nothing goes awry. Safety first, after all.

What Sauces Do You Use for Air Fryer Corn Dogs?

plate of fries and corn dog dipped in ketchup

One of the best things about corn dogs is that they are a versatile and flexible snack. With their meaty interior and sweet-savory crust, they are truly a jack of all trades regarding fried food. Naturally, many sauces pair well with them.

Your first choice should be honey mustard sauce. This dip provides a punch of sweet and tangy flavor that complements corn dogs perfectly, spicing up the entire affair.

Mayonnaise is another good option for air fryer corn dogs. Usually, mayonnaise doesn’t work with corn dogs because they’re too greasy. But with an air fryer, corn dogs are dry and crisp, matching perfectly with the smooth, creamy delight of a jar full of mayo. To add an extra punch of flavor, consider mixing in hot sauce like Sriracha or Cholula.

What Are the Best Corn Dog Brands To Cook in an Air Fryer?

Almost any store brand will do the trick when selecting the best air fryer-friendly corn dogs. However, some brands perform better than others. A few of our favorite options are:

State Fair 100% Beef Corn Dogs: State fair corn dogs come in various flavors and even offer child-friendly bite-sized options.

Foster Farms: Foster Farms crafts their corn dogs from chicken and offer these delicious treats in sizes ranging from miniature to mega-size!

Morning Star: With Morning Star, vegetarians can pleasure their tastebuds with the delectable taste of their plant-based corn dogs.

Applegate Gluten Free Uncured Beef Corn Dogs: Looking for an option that leaves out those unhealthy nitrates? Applegate corn dogs are arguably the most healthy option on our list–and they’re gluten-free!

corn dogs in the air fryer

Final Thoughts

You can now enjoy the savory taste of air fryer frozen corn dogs without waiting for the carnival to come to town. You can simply head out to the freezer section of your local supermarket, grab a package of frozen corn dogs, and begin air frying them to your heart’s desire. From different sizes to various flavors, that classic corn dog you crave is now only one air fry cycle away from satisfying your craving!

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air fryer frozen corn dogs with ketchup on a plate

How To Cook Air Fryer Frozen Corn Dogs

From different sizes to various flavors, that classic corn dog you crave is now only one air fry cycle away from satisfying your craving!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4



  • 4 Frozen Corn Dogs


  • Place the corn dogs in a preheated air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 10 minutes at 390 °F, turning at the halfway point.
  • Remove and enjoy!
Ingredients: Corn Dogs
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Back to School, Summer
Categories: Cook Frozen, Air Fryer

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