Air Fryer Mexican Street Corn Fritters

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This air fryer recipe brings street corn to a whole new level. Adjust the seasonings to suit your taste.


  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can corn, drained
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • ½ red onion, minced
  • ½ cup cotija cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¾ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


Preheat an air fryer to 370 degrees F (190 degrees C). Separate out 1/2 cup corn and set aside; pour remaining corn into the bowl of a food processor. Add flour, egg, sour cream, and mayonnaise. Pulse until mixture is incorporated.

Pour contents of the food processor into a mixing bowl. Add reserved 1/2 cup corn, onion, cheese, cilantro, lime juice, chili powder, salt, and granulated garlic. Mix well.

Place a perforated parchment liner into the air fryer. Using a scoop, place 2-tablespoon dollops of fritter mixture into the basket. Air-fry fritters for 12 minutes, flipping at the halfway mark.

Mix sour cream and lime juice together. Drizzle over cooked Mexican street corn fritters.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 22 mins
Servings: 8 – Yield: 8 fritters



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