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Air Fryer Corn Ribs

Air Fryer Corn Ribs are a viral recipe found on TikTok. In this recipe we create an Elotes style version of them that you are sure to enjoy!

Air Fryer Corn Ribs are a viral recipe found on TikTok. In this recipe we create an Elotes style version of them that you are sure to enjoy! 

Overhead view of corn ribs on a metal tray.

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What do I need to make Air Fryer Corn Ribs?

  • 2 ears of corn
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper (if desired)

Corn ribs ingredients.

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How do I make Elotes Style Air Fryer Corn Ribs

Step 1: Prepare Corn

Start off by shucking the ears of corn. An easy method of doing this is by placing the corn on a plate, adding 2 to 3 tablespoons of water and covering it with a paper towel. Microwave it for about 5 minutes. Remove from microwave and cut the stem off at the base. Then, you can easily squeeze the corn out of the husks and silk. This will also soften the corn somewhat before cutting it into ribs.

Cutting off base of corn with a clever style knife.

Step 2: Cut Corn into Quarters 

Use a sharp, heavy knife to cut the corn in half lengthwise. Then, cut the half into another half. Each ear of corn should yield 4 long quarter pieces.

Cutting corn into quartersStep 3: Air Fry Corn

Spray the corn ribs lightly with olive oil and place in air fryer basket. Air fry corn at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes until corn is cooked.

Corn ribs in air fryer basket.
While corn is cooking, spread grated parmesan cheese out on a flat dish. When corn is finished cooking, brush each corn rib with mayonnaise and then coat the kernels in the parmesan. 

Brushing mayonnaise on corn ribs.Season ribs with red chili powder. Add a few dashes of cayenne pepper for spicier ribs, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Elotes Ribs

Air Fryer Corn Ribs {Elotes Style}

Air Fryer Corn Ribs are a viral recipe found on TikTok. In this recipe we create an Elotes style version of them that you are sure to enjoy!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer, American
Keyword: Air Fryer Corn Ribs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 137kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Shuck the ears of corn. ***An easy method of doing this is by placing the corn on a plate, adding 2 to 3 tablespoons of water and covering it with a paper towel. Microwave it for about 5 minutes. Remove from microwave and cut the stem off at the base. Then, you can easily squeeze the corn out of the husks and silk. This will also soften the corn somewhat before cutting it into ribs***
  • Use a sharp, heavy knife to cut the corn in half lengthwise. Then, cut the half into another half. Each ear of corn should yield 4 long quarter pieces.
  • Spray the corn ribs lightly with olive oil and place in air fryer basket.
  • Air fry corn at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes until corn is cooked.
  • While corn is cooking, spread grated parmesan cheese out on a flat dish.
  • When corn is finished cooking, brush each corn rib with mayonnaise and then coat the kernels in the parmesan.
  • Season ribs with red chili powder. Add a few dashes of cayenne pepper for spicier ribs, if desired.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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