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My son was thrilled to volunteer testing out these air fryer corn dogs. While it may seem like common sense how to cook them it was anything but! These darn things cooked too fast on the outside while the inside was still frozen but don’t worry, we figured it out for you eventually!

Air Fryer Corn Dogs
Air Fryer Corn Dogs

If you like this recipe, try some of my other Air Fryer Recipes such as my Air Fryer Grilled Cheese or Air Fryer Chicken Wings.

Air Fryer Corn Dogs

Let’s face it, corn dogs are definitely not the healthiest option in the freezer, but the kids love ’em (and so do I on occasion) so when we do order them, I would much prefer to use the air fryer as opposed to deep frying them (and making them even less healthy than they already are) so learning how to air fry them was a must. Thankfully, they cook up nicely! On my initial go around, the outside browned too quickly, and the inside was still frozen but eventually I figured out the best temperature to time ratio and it’s all outlined for you in the recipe card below.

Trials and Tribulations

I’ll break it down for you. I spent a couple of days actually testing out all the different temperatures and times for these air fryer corn dogs trying to find the right combination for these darn things. You see, I was thinking about it like a microwave: wieners typically cook very quickly but I didn’t think they’d take as long as they do when battered. The first go around, the outside browned very quickly and the inside was still frozen. By round two, I figured out that I needed to drop the temperature so I did that but they were still undercooked on the inside (even after 15 minutes). Finally, I managed to figure out the right combination, but it took about 6 microwaved corn dogs to do so (my son nuked them to bring them up to the right temperature rather than toss them. What can I say, the kid hates waste!).

So when cooking these buggers, make sure you follow these instructions properly and HOPEFULLY you won’t have any mistakes. Here’s how I spent my time over those two days.

air fryer corn dogs - temperature testing
Testing the temperature with an instant read thermometer.

Sauces for your Air Fryer Corn Dogs

Tired of ketchup and mustard? Why not try some of these other delicious sauces to go with your air fryer corn dogs? We have several that work very nicely for dipping such as:

  1. Honey Mustard Sauce
  2. Horseradish Sauce
  3. Sweet Chili Sauce

You can also try some of our other popular air fryer recipes which you can find here: Air Fryer Recipes

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Air Fryer Corn Dogs

The right temperature and times to cook corn dogs in the air fryer from frozen.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time
1 minute
Cook Time
15 minutes
Course
lunch
Cuisine
American
Servings
4
Calories
190
Equipment
air fryer
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
  

  • 4 corn dogs frozen

Instructions
 

  • Place 4 frozen corn dogs in the air fryer basket, evenly spaced.
  • Close the air fryer and set the temperature to 340 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cook for 15 minutes or until inside temperature is at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove and enjoy with sauce for dipping!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 4g, Calories: 190kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 670mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. goody says

    wouldn’t you thaw out the hotdogs before air frying? love the recipe.

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