Air Fryer Corn Ribs

Air Fryer Corn Ribs

Transform corn on the cob into a savoury delight, these Smoky Garlic Corn Ribs are a flavour-packed snack or side dish that will elevate your BBQ game to a whole new level. With a blend of OG garlic salt, smoked paprika, and garlic powder, each rib is coated in a spiced butter mix before crisping up to perfection in the air fryer or oven. Paired with a creamy mayo, these corn ribs are a culinary adventure worth taking. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, this recipe is a delightful twist on a classic summer favourite.


2 ears of fresh corn on the cob
1 tbsp butter, room temperature
1 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp OG garlic salt
½ tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp garlic powder
Kewpie mayo (or any other mayo, we love a little Chipotle mayo)


  1. Remove the corn husk/silk and trim off the ends.
  2. Microwave cobs on high for 2 minutes. Let them cool before the next step.
  3. With a sharp knife, stand each cob up vertically and slice down the middle in half and again into quarters. Note: If you don't want to cut the long cobs, you can halve each cob and then slice them.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the butter, olive oil, OG garlic salt, smoked paprika, and garlic powder.
  5. Brush the spiced butter over the ribs, making sure you coat all sides.
  6. Put the ribs in a single layer, slightly spaced out, in the basket of the air fryer.
  7. Air fry at 200°C for 10 minutes (or until tender with crispy edges), turning each rib at the 5-minute mark.
  8. Serve immediately with a generous drizzle or dipping bowl of mayo.

Note: If using an oven, place them on a lined baking sheet at 220°C for 12-15 minutes until they are a little crispy. Just be warned, they won't be as curly.

Serving Hint: Brush the corn ribs with a little extra mayo and sprinkle on some finely grated parmesan or crumbled feta for extra deliciousness.

Enjoy this crunchy, smoky delight that will leave your taste buds wanting more!

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