Summer is for cookouts and get-togethers! It’s true!! But these events can often mean a lot of work and prep time in the kitchen, even though it is a “cookOUT”. So here is an easy, and dare I say healthy, side dish that everyone will enjoy!
Kent and I have been working on getting healthier without feeling like we are losing out on the foods that we love. That being said, Kent loves him some corn!! I mean, the man’s go-to when I ask what he wants with his dinner, is CORN! So I have figured out how to cook it in the air fryer…well, I found a recipe for that. I really like the crispness of the corn cooked this way instead of it cooking in the microwave or on the stovetop. I ALWAYS prefer fresh over frozen corn or canned, but I am sure you could use canned as well. Just drain it really well.
The corn cooked this way was tasty, delicious, and buttery!!! (BTW, I ONLY use REAL butter!!! In my opinion (for what it is worth) t is WAY better for you than all of the ingredients in margarine. The recipe is below. Try it….I dare ya!!!
Buttered Corn in Air Fryer
- 16 ounces Frozen Corn Kernels
- 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter – sliced
- Salt/Pepper – to taste
- Handful Fresh Parsley – chopped
Place frozen corn into oven safe pan (I use a metal cake pan). Top with butter, salt, and pepper.
- Air fry at 400ºF for 5 minutes. Stir and air fry for 5 more minutes.
- Add chopped parsley. Stir and Serve
***To “spice up” this recipe, deseed and finely chop a jalapeño pepper, and finely chop half of a red pepper. Add to the corn, mix with 1/2 tsp minced garlic. Then cook according to the directions in the recipe. This gives you a “Mexican Corn” taste. The perfect summertime side dish for your cookouts! Happy cooking!