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These crispy and crunchy Air Fryer Corn Dogs are made from scratch without deep-frying! A healthy corn dog recipe that everyone loves! We’ve also included instructions on how to air fry frozen corn dogs if you’d like to cook them straight from the freezer!
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Crispy Air Fryer Corn Dogs Recipe (+ VIDEO)

These crispy and crunchy Air Fryer Corn Dogs are made from scratch without deep-frying! A healthy corn dog recipe that everyone loves! We’ve also included instructions on how to air fry frozen corn dogs if you’d like to cook them straight from the freezer!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Corn Dogs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 8 corn dogs
Calories 129kcal
Author Izzy

Ingredients

  • 4 hot dogs (you can use beef hot dogs or turkey hot dogs)
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (plus for more rolling)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups bread crumbs
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
  • In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk and eggs.
  • Add the buttermilk and egg mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix to combine. (Make sure there are no streaks of flour in the mixture.)
  • Transfer the batter to a tall glass. (Leave enough room to dip the hot dog without overflowing the glass.)
  • Pour the breadcrumbs in a bowl and set aside.
  • Cut the hot dogs (and the skewers) into halves, and skewer the mini hot dogs onto wooden sticks.
  • Roll the hot dogs in flour to coat, and shake off the excess.
  • Dip the floured hot dogs into the batter and then cover the battered hot dogs with breadcrumbs. Press the breadcrumbs onto the hot dogs gently using your hands.
  • Spray cooking spray on the hot dogs, and then place them in the basket in one layer. Make sure not to overcrowd your air fryer. Cook in batches if necessary.
  • Set the temperature to 375ºF, and set the time to 8 minutes.
  • After 4 minutes, take out the basket and flip the corn dogs.
  • Return the basket to the air fryer. After 2 more minutes, check every 1 minute until heated through. Serve with ketchup and mustard if desired.

Video

Notes

  • If you’d like to have bigger corn dogs, you can use the whole hot dog instead of cutting them halves.
  • Make sure the skewered corn dog will fit into your air fryer basket.
  • If you see gaps in the dough after you dip the hot dogs in the batter, just re-dip.
  • Make sure to flip the corn dogs halfway through for even crispiness.
  • After a total cooking time of 6 minutes, check every minute to make sure your corn dogs are not burned.

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg