These delicious corn ribs are oven baked and a delicious way to enjoy corn on the cob. These corn ribs are not only easy to make, but they are also so flavorful from the zesty blend of seasonings used to create such a flavorful side dish or appetizer recipe.
Corn is an incredibly versatile vegetable, but so many people never play with it. I think that’s a shame, which is why I’m sharing a creative corn rib recipe with you today. This recipe is a unique take on corn on the cob that’s baked instead of boiled and cut into spears to create “ribs” when they come out of the oven. I’ve been making this delicious recipe for quite a while, and it’s the perfect thing for weeknight meals or weekend parties, BBQs, or potlucks.
This easy recipe starts with ears of corn that are cut lengthwise into long strips. Then, I season them with a blend of Cajun seasoning, garlic salt, pepper, and paprika and bake them until they’re perfectly tender and juicy. When they’re done, I slather them in butter or serve them with dipping sauce. In either case, they’re absolutely delicious and perfect for any occasion.
Why You’ll Love This Corn Ribs Recipe
- They are easy to make and only take a few simple ingredients.
- They’re absolutely delicious and are a family favorite way to enjoy corn on the cob.
- They’re oven baked so the corn gets crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and are super flavorful with the zesty blend of seasoning.
- They make the perfect side dish or appetizer recipe that everyone will enjoy.
Corn Ribs Ingredients
You’ll only need a handful of simple ingredients to make this recipe, and most of them are probably in your kitchen already. Anything you don’t have is available at your grocery store.
- Ears of corn are the star of the show so it’s important to use fresh, sweet corn.
- Kinder’s red jalapeno garlic adds a touch of heat and smokiness. If you don’t have this seasoning, you can use a mixture of smoked paprika and cayenne pepper.
- Olive oil helps to coat the corn and prevents them from sticking to the baking dish.
- Slap Ya Mama is a Creole seasoning that adds a lot of flavor, and it’s a blend of cayenne pepper, garlic, onion, salt and black pepper.
- Paprika adds a smoky flavor to the corn.
- Garlic salt adds garlicky flavor.
- Black pepper adds a peppery taste to the corn ribs.
- Melted butter add richness and moisture to the corn.
How to Make Corn Ribs in the Oven
Making these corn ribs is super easy. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time, and you’ll have some delicious corn that everyone will love.
Step 1: Combine the Seasonings
Stir all the seasonings together in a small bowl.
Step 2: Season the Corn
Add the corn ribs to a large bowl and toss with oil. Then, place them on a baking sheet and sprinkle them with the seasoning mix. Spray with oil again.
Step 3: Bake
Bake for 20 to 22 minutes at 425 degrees. Serve with melted butter or your favorite dipping sauce.
- Use a very sharp knife to make cutting the corn easier.
- The safest way to cut the corn into spears is to cut the corn in half lengthwise, then cut the halves in half again lengthwise with the flat side down.
- Combine your seasonings in a bowl before adding them to the corn to ensure an even distribution of seasonings.
- You can use whole baby corn for this recipe. You can eat the entire thing!
- You can grill or smoke the ribs, as well.
- Try grilling, smoking, or baking whole ears of corn with the seasonings.
- For an extra spicy version, add cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.
What to Serve with Baked Corn Ribs
These delicious corn ribs are perfect brushed with melted butter or dipped in your favorite dipping sauce. In addition, they make the perfect side for all of your summertime favorites like BBQ, smoked meat, grilled meat, and potluck dishes.
Corn ribs are spears of corn that are seasoned and then grilled, baked, or smoked.
Corn ribs get their name because as they cook, the cob curls a bit, creating corn spears that are shaped a bit like a rib.
The easiest and safest way to cut corn into ribs is to carefully cut the corn in half lengthwise. Then, place the flat side of half of the ear of corn on your cutting board and cut it in half lengthwise again. Repeat with the other side, and you have 4 spears of corn ribs.
You sure can! Corn ribs grill wonderfully just like whole corn on the cob.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
Refrigerate the ribs for up to 4 days in an airtight container. For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.
To reheat the leftovers, place them on a baking sheet and bake them at 375 until heated through. Or, place in the air fryer basket and air fry at 390° for 5 minutes.
Try This Delicious Corn Ribs Recipe Today
These zesty seasoned corn ribs are easy to make and full of delicious flavor. It’s robust and just spicy enough. It’s the perfect side or appetizer for summer, and I’ve seen even picky eaters devour these ribs. Give this one a try, and I’m certain you’ll be making it for every cookout and potluck you attend!
More Delicious Corn Recipes You’ll Enjoy
This Hot Corn Salad is another corn recipe that is absolutely delicious. It is so easy to make and made with only 7-ingredients: canned corn, mayonnaise, sour cream, celery, green onions, pepper jack cheese, and chili cheese Fritos.
- Preheat the oven to 425°.
- Lay corn ribs on the baking sheet and spray with oil.
- In a small bowl, stir all the seasons together until combined.
- Sprinkle seasons over corn ribs and lightly spray again with olive oil.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 20-22 minutes.
- Remove and serve with melted butter or your favorite sauce.
- Other optional choices are: mayonnaise, sour cream, fresh cilantro, cotija cheese, and lime juice.
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