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These Air Fryer Corn “Ribs” Popular on TikTok Are So Easy to Make

PREP TIME
5 min
COOK TIME
10 min
YIELDS
2-3 servings

The viral TikTok corn “ribs” just got a new spin with the addition of a creamy Mexican-inspired sauce. And while the sauce has dairy, you can simply omit for a fully vegan recipe. These elote-style corn ribs will be your new fave summer side dish, giving your palate sweet and smoky hints from the chipotle in adobo, as well as tangy hints from lime. Plus: this must-try dish only take 15 minutes!

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Ingredients

2
medium sweet corn
1 ½
Tbsp olive oil
3
tsp garlic powder, divided
1
tsp paprika
1
Tbsp BBQ sauce
¼
cup mayonnaise
¼
cup plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
1
medium chipotle chili in adobo, chopped
¼
cup cilantro leaves, chopped
¼
lime, juiced
1
sprinkle crumbled feta cheese (or Cotija), for topping
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Directions

TikTok corn ribs ingredients on countertop
Step 1

Start by preparing the corn. Remove the corn from the husk and cut off the ends, then wash and cut the corn into quarters. Make sure you use a sharp, sturdy knife and work slowly while cutting the corn, since the cob is quite thick.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, whisk olive oil, 2 tsp of garlic powder, paprika and BBQ sauce. Brush the corn with the mixture until coated, then place them in an air fryer basket. Fry at 400°F for 10 minutes.

TikTok corn ribs cooking in air fryer
Step 3

In a separate bowl, mix mayonnaise, yogurt, chili in adobo, remaining garlic powder, cilantro leaves and lime juice. Brush the cooked corn with the mixture until coated and store any leftovers in the fridge. Top with additional cilantro and feta cheese.

TikTok corn ribs on plate

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