Air Fryer Crispy Salted Corn: Quick & Easy Beer Snack
Having recently joined the air fryer craze, I thought I’d have a go at making some beer snacks to enjoy with my homebrew American pale ale. Cooking them in the air fryer may also mean they are a little healthier than your average salty bar snack.
My Beer52 subscription means each month I get a box of quality beer delivered to my door, which also contains a couple of beer snacks. One of the regulars are little packs of Love Corn, crispy corn that comes in a variety of different flavors and always goes well with beer.
This seemed like a good starting point, so I set about making air fryer crispy corn as the first of my air fryer beer snacks. But could it be made in an air fryer?
Flavor-wise, I thought I’d keep it simple and stick to salted while I try to find a method that worked. Most recipes I’ve found seemed to use dried corn that’s soaked for a few hours then dried. I happened to have a can of sweetcorn in the cupboard, so I decided to try that.
Air Fryer Crispy Corn Recipe
- 1 Can sweetcorn
- Olive oil
- Drain the sweetcorn
- Spread on kitchen paper and dry as much as possible
- Tip into a bowl and add olive oil and salt
- Stir to ensure fully coated
- Put into the air fryer basket and spread out as much as possible
- Cook at 180C for 20 minutes, shake regularly
- Allow to cool slightly and enjoy
How did the air fry corn taste?
Looks wise this was nothing like Love Corn with the corn looking a bit shrivelled and brown. It also tasted nothing like love corn with a completely different texture. So a waste of time then?
Far from it, though nothing like I was trying to acheive the air fryer crispy corn was a very tasty snack. It had a nice crunch on the outside but was then still some of the sweet juicy texture from the corn. It had a nutty roast flavour, added to the by the salt it went perfectly with an ipa.
I’ll certinaly be trying this again to perfect the process and try some different flavours.