How To Air Fry Mini Corn Dogs

How To Air Fry Mini Corn Dogs At Home

Have you been trying to figure out how to air fry mini corn dogs? There are many ways to cook corn dogs. But the easiest way to cook mini corn dogs is using an air fryer. When you use an air fryer to cook your corn dogs, they will come out crispier than if you used a microwave. Cooking with an air fryer will also be healthier than other methods.

Don’t Get It Twisted

There are times where you’ll want to be health-driven, and you can control that by making things from scratch. However, I’m afraid that would not be possible if you’re using an air fryer to make a corn dog from scratch. Not to mention, making fresh corn dogs would not be ideal if you’re on the go. Mini corn dogs would be more beneficial for people that live busy lives.

Where Can I Buy Corn Dogs?

Corn dogs normally are available at your frozen food section, at your favorite grocery store. Corn dogs have two different sizes, which are, standard size and mini.

Regular Corn Dog Size

When I think of corn dogs, I normally think of a carnival. A normal corn dog is the larger size of the two which are served at carnivals. A corn dog is made with a wooden skewer that is stuck into a hotdog and coated with batter. Kids love corn dogs because the hot dog is hidden on the inside.

Mini Corn Dog

As the name suggested, this is the smallest corn dog. The smaller corn dog comes without a stick and takes less time to cook, especially when you’re using an air fryer.

How To Cook A Mini Corn Dog Using An Air Fryer: Step By Step

Before you start cooking, you will need to check if the regular sized corn dogs will fit in the air fryer basket. All air fryer brands will not be the same size, so check with your owner’s manual.  A friend of mine said that his Air Crisper that is the size of 6.5-quart could fit 3 corn dog in his air fryer basket. And that was without taking out the stick from the corn dog.

How Much Space Do You Have?

Now, check to see how many corn dogs can you put in the air fryer basket without being crowded. When you’re cooking in an air fryer, ensure that there is enough space, so that the corn dog can cook through properly.

Preheating The Air Fryer Stage

Before you can start cooking, you will have to preheat your air fryer. Other air fryer doesn’t come with that option, so read your owner’s manual to see if the air fryer needs to be preheated. When you’re cooking corn dogs, some recipes call for you to spray basket with oil, while others will not. It’s best to see which option is right for you.

Cooking In Batches

If you’re going to cook for a big family then it would be best to cook in batches. It may be slow but at least your family will be fed. Not many people know about this, but when you’re cooking in batches, cooking your second batch will be quicker.

To Preheat Or Not Preheat That Is The Question

We had touched on the air fryer being preheated in a previous section. Most air fryer brands recommend you to preheat before you add the food. There is no need to follow this step when your cooking corn dog in an air fryer.

Summary on Cooking Corn dog in an air fryer

All you have to do is add the corn dog into the basket, set both the temperature and timer. The cool thing about this recipe is the fact that there is no preparation. You just open your freezer, take out the corn dog, cook it for 9-10 minutes and eat!

How to Air Fry Mini Corn Dogs

Here is the moment that you have been waiting for, how to cook your mini corn dogs in the air fryer.  Just as how you learned to cook a normal corn dog, it’s the same steps. Put the mini corn dogs frozen in the basket. Remember to give them space, when you’re placing them in the basket. Set the temperature on your air fryer.

This is where the regular and the mini corn dogs go their separate ways. While the timer for the regular size corn dogs takes about 10 minutes to cook, the mini corn dogs will take about 5 minutes.

The cooking time for the corn dog can be shorter or longer depending on your preference. If you like your corn dogs to be softer, less time is ideal. If you want your corn dogs to be crispy then it will take some time. Play around with the time to see what you prefer.

Cooking Mini Corn Dog In An Air Fryer: Recipes

Here are a few recipes that you can try for yourself.

Air Fryer Mini Corn Dogs

Corn dogs, just the way you like them at a carnival or fair. But doing it in the comfort of your home.

Cook time: 8 minutes


  • Frozen Corn Dogs (4)


  1. Place your frozen corn dog in an air fryer basket.
  2. Set your Air Fry temperature at 390 degrees F for 9-10 minutes. During the halfway mark of the cooking time, toss the corn dog.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

How To Air Fry Perfect Mini Corn Dogs

All you need for this recipe is frozen mini corndogs.

Yield: 2

Cook time: 10 mins.


  • Ketchup and Mustard
  • Frozen Mini Corndogs (15)
  • Spray Oil


  1. Spray basket and place the frozen mini corn dogs.
  2. Set the air fryer temperature at 380 degrees F. Let your corn dogs cook until golden brown or let it cook for 8-10 minutes. During the halfway mark of the cooking time, toss the corn dog.
  3. Use mustard and ketchup as your dipping sauce for your mini corndog. Enjoy.


In this post, you learned how to cook regular and mini corn dogs. You also learned that a skewer normally comes with the regular corn dogs while the mini corn dogs do not need it. You can bring the carnival to your home.

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