Easy Mini Corn Dogs in Air Fryer

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Mini Corn Dogs in Air Fryer

Making food in an air fryer is easy, and it tastes great. This recipe for frozen mini corn dogs in air fryer makes mini corn dogs that taste like the best ones you have ever had.

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Preparing corndogs in your air fryer allows you to get a nice crunchy texture on the outside but still nice and warm all the way through. 

Frozen Mini Corn Dogs in Air Fryer

Preparing frozen mini corndogs in the air fryer is easy, and they make a perfect snack, lunch, appetizer, or dinner recipe. Really, these mini corn dogs in the air fryer are perfect to enjoy at any time, plus they taste better than anything you have ever had when they are prepared when made in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Mini Corn Dogs

What You Need for Mini Corn Dogs in Air Fryer

Air fryer

Package of frozen mini corn dogs  

How To Cook Mini Corn Dogs in Air Fryer

Making mini corn dogs in the air fryer is quite simple. First, remove the corndogs from your packaging. Add them to the air fryer basket in a single layer. 

Close your air fryer, and preheat it to 375°F (190°C). Air fry the mini corn dogs for approximately 8 to 10 minutes, or until they are warmed all the way through, and slightly crispy on the outside. 

To tell if they are done, we recommend using an instant-read thermometer, or simply cut one of the mini corn dogs in half to check to see if they are warm inside. 

When your mini corn dogs are done, remove them from the air fryer basket and place them onto a serving platter. Serve with your desired dipping sauce. Enjoy!    

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How Long to Cook Mini Corn Dogs in Air Fryer

The amount of time it takes to air fry mini corn dogs may vary depending upon the specific air fryer you are using.

I have a smaller one (I use an Instant Vortex Mini), so if you are using a larger one you may need to add a few more minutes to the air fry time.

However, on average air frying at 375°F (190°C), it will take approximately 8 to 10 minutes give or take a few depending upon your specific air fryer. 

Air fry at 375°F (190°C) for approximately 8 to 10 minutes 

Tips

Cooking Time and Temperature. The cooking time may vary depending on your specific air fryer. For my little air fryer, it takes approximately 8 to 10 minutes to air fry mini corn dogs at 375°F (190°C). 

We recommend using 375°F (190°C) as it cooks your corn dogs nicely and evenly without burning them right away. You’ll want to be careful that you do not heat them too quickly on the outside as they could be overly done on the outside without being warm on the inside.

We have found that 375°F (190°C) works well to cook them evenly throughout the mini corn dogs. Simply add a little bit more time if your corn dogs are not quite done yet. 

Dipping Sauce for Air Fryer Mini Corn Dogs.  Ketchup and mustard are the typical dipping sauces for mini corn dogs. However, you do not have to use ketchup and mustard you can use one or the other, or you can substitute it with your favorite type of dipping sauce.

Some good ones include relish, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, Chick-fil-A sauce, Dijon mustard, and many more.

How to Store Leftovers

Room temperature. Leftover mini corn dogs should not be left at room temperature any longer than two hours before they go bad. 

In the fridge. Leftover mini corn dogs can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days when they are sealed in a plastic storage bag, or an airtight storage container. 

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How to Reheat Corn Dogs in the Air Fryer

The best way to reheat leftover corn dogs is in the air fryer. To reheat corn dogs, you can add them back into the air fryer basket and air fry them at 350°F (177°C) for approximately 5 to 8 minutes, or until the corn dogs are warmed through. The amount of time it takes may vary depending upon your specific air fryer. 

Variations

Frozen Corn Dogs in Oven

Not only can you air fry mini corn dogs, but you can also heat them in the oven if desired. This works well if you are cooking a lot of corn dogs, as not very many will fit in the air fryer basket. 

To cook frozen mini corn dogs in the oven, first, preheat your oven to 375°F. 

Then open the package of frozen mini corn dogs and pour them into a rimmed cookie sheet. Arrange them in a single layer on the cookie sheet.

Place them into the oven and bake for approximately 10 to 14 minutes. 

Microwave Corn Dogs

You can also microwave corndogs, although this is not one of our recommended methods as they tend to turn out a bit mushy. 

To microwave, the mini corn dogs, remove them from the packaging and place them on the microwave-safe plate. 

Place into the microwave and close the door. Microwave for approximately 1 minute to 1 minute and 30 seconds or until the mini corn dogs are warmed through. 

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Homemade Corn Dogs in Air Fryer

To make homemade mini corn dogs, you will need hotdogs that are cut in half or into thirds, as well as a package of Jiffy cornbread mix prepared according to the box instructions. 

Preheat the air fryer to 375°F and spray the inside of the air fryer with cooking spray. This will help prevent the corndogs from sticking to your air fryer. 

When the cornbread mixture is prepared, pour it into a tall glass. Next, take your hotdogs and first dip them into flour, shake off any excess flour, then dip them into the cornbread mixture.

Any extra batter will drip off, then gently place the corn dogs into the air fryer, turning as they are placed.  

Air fry the mini corn dogs for approximately five minutes, then open the air fryer basket and turn the corn dogs. Continue air frying for another 3 to 5 minutes, or until the corn dogs are fully cooked. 

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Substitutions

If you wish to substitute mini corndogs for regular-sized corn dogs you will want to slightly increase the overall air fry time of your corn dogs. Typically, regular-sized corndogs prepared in the air fryer will take between 10 and 12 minutes to warm in the air fryer.

Please note that this cooking time may vary depending upon your specific air fryer. 

FAQs

How long to air fry mini corn dogs?

Typically, it takes between 8 and 10 minutes to air fry mini corn dogs that are frozen in an air fryer.

Please note that the amount of time it takes may very depending upon your specific air fryer, as well as if the corn dogs are completely frozen, or if they are partly thawed.

A good rule of thumb is to set the timer for less than you think it will take, then add more time as needed. 

Can you cook Frozen Mini Corn Dogs in a microwave?

Yes, you can heat mini corn dogs in the microwave if desired. However, please note that although it does take less time to heat corndogs in the microwave, it will not produce as good of a taste and overall texture to your corn dogs as it does when they are air fried or baked in the oven. 

Where can I find frozen mini corndogs?

Mini corn dogs are available at most large grocery stores. I picked mine up from Walmart, however other large stores such as Target, Aldi, Costco, Sam’s, and others are likely to carry these as well.

Plus, you can always order them online if needed. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can also make your own homemade mini corn dogs in the air fryer. 

Do I Really Need to Preheat My Air Fryer to Make These?

Whether your air fryer needs to be preheated or not will depend upon your specific air fryer. If your air fryer needs it, we do recommend preheating the air fryer before cooking your mini corn dogs. 

Do I need to thaw frozen corn dogs before air frying them?

No, the great thing about air frying mini corn dogs is that they do not have to be thawed before they are cooked. 

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What goes with Corn Dogs

There are a lot of different things you can serve with corn dogs. Here are some of our favorites:

Mini Corn Dogs Air Fryer

You can easily prepare mini corn dogs in the air fryer. This allows you to enjoy a delicious meal or snack with very little hassle and mess.

Plus let’s be honest you get a much better tasting corndog when they are air fried as opposed to when they are prepared any other way. Give this super easy recipe a try and let us know what you think! 

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