Air Fryer Corn Elotes

Air Fryer Corn Elotes

Air Fryer Corn Elotes


4 servings


  • 4 corn cobs, shucked
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup finely crumbled Cotija cheese, plus more for serving
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Mexican crema
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro leaves and tender stems, plus more for serving
  • ½ teaspoons L&B Ancho Powder, plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • Hot sauce, for serving (optional)


  1. Heat an air fryer to 400 F. 

  2. Brush the corn with the olive oil, season with salt and black pepper and place it in the air fryer tray. Cook, turning halfway through, until tender and well charred, 14 to 16 minutes.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the Cotija, mayonnaise, crema, cilantro, ancho powder and garlic, and season with salt. Stir to combine.

  4. Transfer the corn to the bowl with the crema and use a large spoon to evenly coat the corn on all sides. 

  5. Transfer the elotes to a serving platter and garnish with more Cotija and ancho powder. Serve immediately with lime wedges, cilantro and hot sauce, if desired.

  6. Recipe adapted from: Serious Eats

* Recipes created for given quantity. Changes to quantities are for planning purposes only and have not been tested.