Air Fryer Corn Ribs

Air Fryer Corn Ribs

Corn on the Cob or Elotes can get a little messy while eating. Air fryer Corn Ribs is a fun and easy take on this dish. The way the corn is cut causes to curl up in the shape of ribs once cooked. Easy to make, handle and eat… but packed with so much flavor.  

 Recipe Summary
10 minutes

Cook Time:
15 minutes

25 minutes

2 (8 “Ribs”)


2 ears fresh corn, husked
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 teaspoon Mexican-style hot sauce (such as Valentina or Tapatio)
2 tablespoons crumbled cotija cheese
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro


Step 1
Preheat the Air Fryer Oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Step 2
Place an ear of corn on a cutting board and cut in half lengthwise and cut that half in half lengthwise. Repeat with remaining ear of corn. You should have 8 "ribs" total.

Step 3
In a Bowl, whisk olive oil, chili powder, garlic powder, and black pepper together until smooth. Brush the mixture onto both sides of each rib and place in the air fryer basket.

Step 4
Air fry for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through the cook time.

Step 5
While the Corn Ribs are cooking, whisk mayonnaise, lime juice, and hot sauce together until thoroughly combined.

Step 6
When the 12 minutes are up, transfer corn ribs to a serving plate. Drizzle the mayonnaise sauce over the ribs and top with cotija cheese and cilantro.

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