Are you looking for a delicious and different appetizer to serve at your next party? Look no further than Wingstop's cajun fried corn! This appetizer is sure to please everyone. It's easy to make, and it's sure to be a hit with your guests! Here's a recipe you should try! Let's get started, shall we?
Cajun fried corn Wingstop
This Cajun fried corn is Wingstop's version of corn on the cob. In essence, they are fried corn cobs. The beauty of this dish is that it can be either a side or an appetizer.
Served in four bites, Cajun fried corn Wingstop makes a great appetizer. This means that each piece of corn gets seasoned and fried to perfection.
Why is that? Well, it is all about the ratio of seasoning to corn. Too much seasoning and the corn can get lost in the flavor; when there isn't enough seasoning, a bland dish results.
The perfect ratio for this dish is 1 tablespoon of cajun seasoning per cob of corn. Because of this, every bite of corn is bursting with flavor. But not so much that it overpowers its natural sweetness.
Moreover, the Cajun seasoning adds a nice kick of flavor to the corn, making it even more enjoyable to eat. These are perfect Southern-style appetizers with buttery, crispy, and slightly spicy flavors.
If you want a healthier option, you can bake or air fry the corn instead of frying it. This will still give you the same great flavor without all the oil.
What makes Wingstop Cajun fried corn so good?
1 The bold flavors
This corn recipe is a great way to enjoy Cajun cuisine's bold flavors without going out to a restaurant. The Cajun seasoning blend used in this recipe perfectly combines spices that will give your corn a bold flavor.
2 Its texture
This Wingstop Cajun corn recipe will surely be a hit with everyone in the family. The corn is coated in flavorful butter and air-fried until it is crispy and golden brown. A delicious Cajun seasoning is then added to the corn, making it the perfect blend for adding a little spice to your life.
3 Perfect as an appetizer
Serve it as a side dish or an appetizer and enjoy the bold flavors of Cajun cuisine.
4 Super easy copycat
The Wingstop Cajun corn tastes just like it but at a fraction cost.
5 Spice it up to your liking
If you want more of a zing, add an extra dash or two of Louisiana-style hot sauce. If you prefer a milder version, simply leave out the hot sauce altogether. You can also experiment with other seasonings to find the perfect flavor for your taste buds!
6 Serve it up!
Serve the Cajun fried corn with dipping sauces like ranch dressing, blue cheese dressing, or honey mustard. You can also enjoy it straight out of the air fryer. So good!
Alternative seasonings you can use for this recipe:
- Barbeque rub: Bbq rub gives the corn a smoky, barbequed flavor.
- Cajun spice: This adds a bit of heat and depth of flavor to the dish.
- Old Bay seasoning: A blend of spices that makes seafood flavorful and gives this dish a pleasant taste.
- Lemon pepper: As the name suggests, this seasoning blend is perfect for adding a bit of brightness and zest to the corn.
- Chipotle powder: Smoky and slightly spicy, this seasoning will give the corn a bit of a kick.
- Herbes de Provence: This blend of dried herbs is perfect for giving the corn a fragrant, herby flavor.
The possibilities are endless regarding seasonings, so feel free to get creative and experiment with what you have on hand. Just remember to adjust the seasoning you use based on your preference.
Air fryer Cajun fried corn Wingstop recipe
- 2 ears of corn on the cob
- ¼ cup butter (melted)
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- Ranch dressing for dipping
- Dash of Louisiana-style hot sauce (optional)
If using an air fryer:
Clean the corn by removing the husks and silks. Cut the corn off the cob at an angle so that each piece is about 2 to 3 inches long.
Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, Cajun seasoning, and hot sauce (this is optional). Stir to combine.
Transfer the corn into a deep bowl and brush the butter/seasoning. Toss to coat evenly.
Place the corn into the air fryer and cook for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and crispy, shaking the basket a few times during cooking. This will help the corn cook evenly. Also, keep an eye on the corn frying, as it can easily overcook and become burnt.
Once done, remove from the air fryer and place into a serving bowl. Serve immediately with dipping sauces like ranch, if desired. Enjoy!
If using a deep fryer:
Once you've decided on your seasonings, it's time to get cooking. First, you'll need to heat some oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. I like to use avocado oil because it has a high smoke point and is neutral in flavor, but you can use any oil you want.
Next, add the corn to the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes, occasionally stirring, until the corn is golden brown and slightly charred.
Remove the corn from the skillet and transfer it to a large bowl. Add your desired seasonings and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
Recipe tips to make Cajun fried corn tastes better:
- Soak the corn in water for a few minutes before cooking to soften the kernels and make them more pliable.
- Add some spice to the corn by sprinkling on a bit of cayenne pepper or chili powder before frying.
- Drain the corn well before adding it to the hot oil to prevent splattering.
- Fry the corn in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding the pan and resulting in soggy corn.
- Serve the Cajun fried corn with a dipping sauce such as ranch dressing, hot sauce, or barbecue sauce.
- Use a "hot" version of Slap Ya Mama for extra spice, or add cayenne pepper to the corn.
- For a non-fried version, bake the corn in a 400°F oven for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Deep frying tips:
- Choose an oil with a high smoke point, such as canola, vegetable, or peanut oil.
- The oil should be 1 inch deep in the pan to allow proper frying.
- Pat dry the corn before frying to help prevent splattering.
- Use a deep fryer, Dutch oven, or heavy-bottomed pot for frying.
- Carefully add the food to the hot oil using tongs or a slotted spoon.
- Do not overcrowd the pan when frying. Fry in batches if necessary.
- Have a wire rack or paper towels ready to drain the fried corn wings.
- Use a deep-fry or candy thermometer to heat the oil to the correct temperature.
- Use a wire basket or slotted spoon to remove the food from the oil.
- Allow the fried food to drain on paper towels or a wire rack.
How to store leftover Cajun fried corn?
If you have any Cajun fried corn leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or air fryer at 350°F for about 3 to 5 minutes or until hot.
What goes well with Cajun fried corn?
There are many ways to serve Cajun fried corn, but it can also be a delicious appetizer. It pairs well with many different items, such as:
- Cajun spiced chicken wings
- Fried okra
- Blackened catfish
- Red beans and rice
No matter what you serve it with, Cajun fried corn will surely be a hit!
What to serve with Cajun fried corn?
This cajun fried corn is a great side dish for any BBQ or picnic. It's also delicious as a snack or appetizer. Serve it with some ranch dressing or hot sauce for dipping. Enjoy!
Is Wingstop Cajun fried corn spicy?
In this recipe, corn is dredged in Cajun seasoning and melted butter before being fried to perfection. This gives the corn a nice kick of heat balanced by the buttery flavor. Even though Cajun seasoning contains many different spices, most blends contain paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.
If you are sensitive to spice, you can constantly adjust the amount of Cajun seasoning used in the recipe. Moreover, serving the corn with a dipping sauce such as ranch dressing or honey mustard can also help to tone down the heat. Overall, this is a delicious and easy recipe to please everyone at the table.