Monday, May 20, 2024

Corn Ribs – your new favorite manner with corn


Corn ribs are a top-notch consuming expertise!! Seasoned juicy corn kernels and garlic butter bursting in your mouth with each chew in a manner you’ll by no means get with complete corn cobs. Epic app or facet dish, ultimate for the BBQ or make these in your oven!

Dipping Corn ribs in sauce

Corn ribs

Named as such due to the rib-like form and the style through which it’s eaten (like ribs!), corn ribs are apparently a meals pattern that went nuts a few years in the past. I’m so retro relating to something – meals, style, or in any other case – I didn’t even realise this was a pattern till I began scripting this put up in the present day and did my common compulsory Google analysis!

Additionally, I discover most meals traits disappoint. This one, nevertheless, didn’t!

Why corn ribs are so good – It’s a lot extra than simply the novelty issue of the curled corn. The fantastic thing about cooking corn this fashion is that the kernels open up in a manner they by no means do if you cook dinner complete corn on the cob. So you will get your flavour of alternative (seasoned garlic butter, in my case) to seep all the way in which into the cob. Which suggests each time you are taking a chew of corn kernels you get a squirt of the flavourful garlic butter in your mouth as effectively. It’s simply insanely scrumptious!!

Pile of Corn ribs

About these explicit corn ribs

A variety of recipes appear to sparingly brush or sprinkle the corn ribs with oil and seasoning. I attempted…however personally discovered it missing and seemingly unworthy for a dish with such nice consuming potential.

Additionally, I’m not going to lie – slicing the corn takes extra effort than slicing bread. (Learn my steps, be taught from my errors!). So if I’m slicing corn ribs, then the tip consequence must be price it!

So within the spirit of additional amazing-ness, these corn ribs are tossed in a beneficiant quantity of spicing (it’ll look like an excessive amount of – till the primary chew), cooked (BBQ or oven) then doused in garlic butter which seeps into the kernels that open up like flowers because the corn ribs curl up.

Flavour earlier than and after cooking makes it exponentially good. I promise you, that is price making. I’m completely addicted!

What you want for corn ribs

Right here’s what you might want to make corn ribs. Firstly, corn. Sure, corn! 😂

Corn ribs ingredients

Entire corn on the cob. At its prime in summer time, albeit the gentle local weather right here in Australia means we get good corn 12 months spherical, and customarily for excellent worth too.

And for all of the flavour…

Corn ribs ingredients
  • Seasoning – smoked paprika (or plain), garlic powder, salt and pepper. For tossing the corn. There’s a beneficiant quantity for the quantity of corn as a result of a lot of it will get caught on the minimize facet of the corn! Belief me on this. You desire a LOT of seasoning!

  • Garlic and butter – for dousing on the finish. Dream of all that butter seeping in between the kernels….

  • Parsley, coriander/cilantro, chives or one thing else inexperienced finely chopped, for elective garnish.

Cut corn for corn ribs

How one can make corn ribs

After struggling via extra corn rib slicing grievances than I care to admit (how did that tiny lady minimize these corn ribs on TikTok??🤯), I feel I’ve discovered the best and most secure methodology that doesn’t name for brute energy.

(PS That tiny lady didn’t present slicing her personal corn ribs on TikTok… #cynic!)

Reducing corn ribs

Heads up – In case you’re a primary timer, you’ll in all probability find yourself with some crooked and damaged items. I’ve had appreciable follow and I nonetheless find yourself with damaged ribs once in a while. So what? Nonetheless scrumptious! 🙂

How to cut Corn ribs (safely!)
  1. Knife – Use a big sharp knife. Don’t try this recipe in case your knife is blunt! The chance of the knife slipping as you narrow the corn is simply too nice. Not even corn ribs are price dropping a finger for!

    Non-slip slicing board – Put a moist material or related below your slicing board to make sure it doesn’t transfer. I at all times have a moist chux below my slicing board earlier than slicing something. Very first thing I do after I stroll into the kitchen!

  2. Trim ends – Reduce the bottom and finish off the corn. This may create a steady flat base to face the corn upright. And it’s simpler to chop straight down should you create a flat high to begin the knife on, quite than a sharp finish. Trial and error discovery. 🙂

How to cut Corn ribs
  1. Bang knife to chop down – Stand the corn upright. ⚠️ DO NOT HOLD THE CORN together with your hand below the knife. That is harmful because the knife jerks down via the corn because it cuts down. Once more – a corn rib will not be price your finger!!

    Maintain the knife with one hand then use your different hand to hit the knife so it catches on the highest of the corn. Then maintain banging the knife to make it transfer down the center of the corn, guiding it and making little changes if wanted to maintain it on monitor to chop straight down the center.

    TIP: The sharper your knife and more energizing the corn, the better it’s to chop straight and with out the corn breaking.

  2. Reduce into quarters – Take one half of the corn. Stand it upright, then minimize it in half.

    PS I do know you’re pondering “gee, absolutely it’s simpler should you lie the corn minimize face down then minimize in half!”. It’s not. Go forward and provides it a attempt. I actually did!

How to cut Corn ribs
  1. Congratulations! You’ve simply minimize your first corn rib! 🎉

    Too onerous? Damaged / wonky corn? So what? 🙂 It’s nonetheless going to be scrumptious! But when it’s proving too onerous for you, attempt the better methodology in step 6 under.

  2. Simpler methodology – It’s simpler to chop corn into ribs if they’re shorter. So minimize the corn in half, stand it upright, then minimize into quarters utilizing the tactic above.

Seasoning & cooking corn ribs

How to make Corn ribs
  1. Season corn – Utilizing a big bowl, toss the corn ribs with oil first. Then sprinkle over the seasoning progressively as you toss. This helps coat the corn extra evenly.

  2. Garlic butter – Soften the butter in a small skillet or saucepan then add the garlic and stir for simply 20 seconds. Maintain the butter heat/pourable whilst you cook dinner the corn – often I simply pop it on the facet of the BBQ.

  3. Cook dinner corn – Preheat the BBQ on excessive. Then cook dinner the corn kernels facet down for six to eight minutes or till it has black spots. Watch the corn curl into “ribs”!

  4. Flip and cook dinner every minimize facet for simply 1 minute. There’s a great deal of flavour on the minimize face so don’t skip cooking it as a result of everybody goes to be sucking out the buttery goodness from the cobs!

  5. Butter it! Place the cooked corn again within the bowl, pour over the garlic butter and toss utilizing a rubber spatula.

  6. Serving – Pile the corn onto a platter, sprinkle with parsley or coriander/cilantro and further paprika if desired. Then serve!

Plate of Corn ribs

Sauce for corn ribs

As I ranted on at the beginning, this methodology of cooking corn means the cobs absorb all of the seasoned garlic butter, so there’s stacks of juicy flavour in each chew. So should you’re serving these scorching and contemporary, there’s completely no want for sauce.

Nevertheless! If you’re a sauce individual (I get it), or if you’re making an enormous pile of those forward to function apps and wish to pep them up a bit by offering a sauce, listed here are some sauce choices:

  • Creamy Sriracha Dipping sauce – (mayo + yogurt + sriracha or ketchup). The freshness of the yogurt pairs effectively with the buttery goodness and sweetness of the corn. Recipe is within the notes of the recipe card.

  • Avocado Sauce – lifeless set excellent match with the seasoning on this corn! Additionally, corn plus avocado = 💯

  • Plain ketchup or Aussie tomato sauce.

  • Chipotle mayo – Blitz chipotle in adobo with bitter cream + mayo. Add lime and salt to style.

  • Thousand Island / Marie Rose – recipes right here.

Sauce for Corn ribs - Creamy sriracha mayo

In case you’re a corn rib first timer and also you make this, it’s essential to inform me what you suppose!! I have to understand it’s not simply me who misplaced her thoughts over corn ribs!! – Nagi x

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Dipping Corn ribs in sauce

Corn ribs

Servings16 ribs

Faucet or hover to scale

Recipe video above. Reducing the corn generally is a bit daunting for first timers. However the consuming expertise is 100% price it, I promise! Juicy seasoned garlic butter plus bursting kernels with each chew, in a manner you may by no means get with complete corn.PS Seasoning earlier than you cook dinner then dousing with garlic butter is important for sheer amazingness you by no means thought attainable from a vegetable.


Corn slicing (Notice 1 suggestions!):

  • Reduce corn – Utilizing a pointy knife and a non-slip slicing board, minimize off the bottom and the sharp finish of the corn. Stand the corn upright then minimize the corn into half then half once more to make quarters. My manner: Bang the knife together with your hand to lock it into the highest of the corn, then maintain hitting the knife to maneuver it down the corn. Midway, you may have the ability to cease banging and simply rock the knife down.

  • Simplest way – Reduce half size ribs. Shorter ribs = simpler to chop. See observe 2.


  • BBQ (finest!) or oven – Warmth BBQ on excessive or oven 200°C/375°F (180°C fan).

  • Garlic butter – Soften the butter in a small saucepan over medium warmth. Then add the garlic and cook dinner for 20 seconds till it smells superb! Take away from the range and maintain heat/liquid (I often put it on the facet of the BBQ).

  • Seasoning – combine in a small bowl.

  • Season corn – Place corn in a big bowl. Toss with olive oil. Then sprinkle the seasoning over progressively, tossing in between, to coat as evenly as attainable. Most will get caught within the cob – tasty “bone” sucking!

  • BBQ – Place corn on the BBQ kernel facet down. Cook dinner for 8 minutes or till you get charred spots – watch it curl into “ribs”! Then cook dinner every minimize facet for 1 minute.

  • Oven – Bake for 25 to half-hour, kernel facet up. (Notice: the corn does not curl as a lot, additionally, no charred spots).

  • Butter it – Switch corn again into the bowl. Pour over garlic butter and toss.

  • Serve – Pile onto plate, sprinkle with parsley then seize and eat like ribs! Non-compulsory pink sauce pictured in notes. Do not forget to suck all of the seasoned garlic butter from the cob “bone” – it may be the most effective half. 🙂

Recipe Notes:

1. Corn slicing security notes! Put a moist material below the slicing board to make it non-slip. Use a pointy kitchen knife. If yours is blunt, don’t make this – it’s too dangerous. Make complete corn as an alternative. Do NOT maintain the corn upright together with your hand below the knife. The knife jerks down quick if you minimize down – you don’t wish to lose a finger!
Corn breakage? Doesn’t matter! Nonetheless scrumptious 🙂
2. Simpler methodology – Reduce shorter ribs. Lie the corn on its facet and minimize it in half to create 2 shorter items. Then stand upright and minimize into quarters. A lot simpler than slicing full size corns!
3. Pictured creamy Sriracha Sauce – 2 tsp sriracha + 1/4 cup every mayo + yogurt (or simply yogurt) + pinch of salt.
4. Leftovers will maintain for 3 to 4 days within the fridge. Don’t suppose freezing is right, really feel like there will likely be an excessive amount of lack of high quality.
Vitamin per rib (recipe makes 16 ribs).

Lifetime of Dozer

Significantly questioning if he’s surrounded by meals.

(Autumn leaves is a brand new factor to him – we didn’t actually have deciduous bushes within the Northern Seashores. However they’re ample within the new space we name residence!)


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