Corn Ribs slices ears of fresh sweet corn into strips and seasons them before they get charred up to perfectly sweet and slightly chewy corn! Prep this TikTok side dish in just 15 minutes!
These Sweet Corn Ribs are a fun and creative way to liven up fresh corn! The end result delivers seasoned slices of corn that taste sweet and spicy after they’ve been perfectly cooked and charred!
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Serve these Corn Ribs up with the spicy chipotle sauce, cilantro, jalapenos, and crumbly cheese for a side dish you’ll turn to again and again! And with no complaints from anyone since it’s so tasty!
This Corn Ribs Recipe is a minimal hands-on recipe yet delivers a flavorful side you’ll want to make over and over again! This recipe is broken down into three easy parts, the corn itself, chipotle sauce, and toppings.
To start, 4 ears of sweet corn is needed, each one will be essentially quartered to create the ‘ribs’. Then the corn is brushed with a seasoned oil mixture that’s made with avocado oil, chili powder, and sea salt.
While the Corn Ribs are cooking, the chipotle sauce is made and refrigerated until ready to use it. This is made with mayonnaise, sour cream, adobo sauce, lime juice, and salt.
Then all that’s left are the toppings! I like using crumbled cotija-style cheese, minced cilantro, and quartered limes for serving!
How To Make Elote Sweet Corn Ribs
- Carefully cut the corn cobs into 4 slices using a sturdy but sharp kitchen knife.
- Mix together the chipotle sauce ingredients and refrigerate it until ready to use.
- Add oil, chili powder, and sea salt to a small bowl and mix together.
- Place the corn onto large baking sheets and brush oil over the corn.
- Bake the corn and then turn the oven broiler to high to slightly char them.
- Top the corn with the chipotle sauce, crumbled cheese, cilantro and lime before serving!
Frequently Asked Questions
How To Store
Corn Ribs taste best when enjoyed right away. However, if there happen to be any leftovers you can place them in an airtight container or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and store them in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.
Can I Make Corn Ribs In The Air Fryer Instead Of In The Oven?
Absolutely! To do so just place them in the air fryer basket, being careful not to overcrowd or stack them. Then cook for about 10 to 15 minutes at 400 to 425 degrees F until they reach desired crispness.
What Can I Use If I Can’t Find Cotija Style Cheese?
Grab some feta cheese! It has a similar flavor and texture to that of the cotija-style cheese.
What’s The Best Way To Reheat Leftovers?
You can microwave the Corn Ribs for about 10 to 15 seconds or until they’re heated through. You could also pop them in the air fryer for 3 to 4 minutes at 360 degrees F.
To reheat them in the oven on a baking sheet heat them for 7 to 8 minutes at 375 degrees F.
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Elote Sweet Corn Ribs
- ½ cup crumbled cotija style cheese
- ¼ cup minced cilantro
- 2 limes quartered, for serving
- Preheat oven to 425°F and set aside a large baking sheet.
- Stand the corn on the wide flat end. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut from the top down vertically the slice the ear of corn in half. Next, do the same thing again, essentially quartering the ear of corn into strips.
- In a small bowl or jar, mix together the chipotle sauce ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- In a small bowl, mix together the oil, chili powder, and sea salt.
- Place the corn onto the sheet pan and brush the oil over the corn. Transfer to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, after 20 minutes, turn the oven broiler to high and broil for 5 minutes until the corn is slightly charred in spots.
- To serve, top the corn with the chipotle sauce, crumbled cheese, cilantro, and lime.