Corn Ribs with Garlic Butter

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This Corn Ribs Recipe will quickly become your new go to summer side dish. Pair Corn Ribs will a classic burger and potato salad.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
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This Corn Ribs Recipe will quickly become your new go to summer side dish. Pair Corn Ribs with Garlic Butter with a classic burger and potato salad for the perfect summer feast.

Corn Ribs with Garlic Butter

These Corn Ribs are seriously so easy to make with only 5 ingredients and less than 15 minutes to make, this will be your new favorite way to enjoy corn. Everyone will love this unique take on regular corn on the cob.

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What We Love About This Recipe

  • 15 Minute Side Dish: These corn ribs are the best quick and easy side you will ever make. The kernels are tender and sweet.
  • Easy Ingredients: All you need is 5 easy ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: Your family will actually beg you to make this corn ribs recipe all the time, it’s that good.
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Ingredient Notes for Corn Ribs with Garlic Butter

  • Corn: You will need will 4-5 ears of corn. I used 4 but if you have smaller ones, you may want to use more.
  • Butter: For this corn ribs recipe, I recommend using salted butter but if you only have unsalted butter, just add some salt to the corn before cooking.
  • Olive Oil: In addition to butter, you will also need olive oil. You can also use vegetable or canola oil.
  • Garlic: In this recipe, I used fresh minced garlic. You can also use garlic powder, but fresh will give the best flavor.
  • Paprika: You will also need paprika. If you used smoked paprika it will help to give these corn ribs a smokier taste, this would be a great alternative if you make them indoors.
Corn, butter, garlic and spices.

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How to Make Corn Ribs

These are the basic steps for making this Corn Ribs Recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

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STEP 1: PREPPING

Start by heating up grill or use a grill pan over medium high heat on the stove. In a a casserole dish, make your butter oil mixture but combining melted butter, olive oil, garlic, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Cut corn length wise then add to the casserole dish.

STEP 2: GRILL CORN RIBS

Make sure all of the corn riblets are coated evenly in the butter seasoning mixture then transfer corn ribs to the grill. Cook for about 8-10 minutes or until charred. While the corn is grilling, you will want to continue to coat them in butter oil mix with a basting brush.

STEP 3: FINISHING TOUCHES

You will know your corn ribs are done when they start to get a slight curl and have some black char spots. Remove from grill and transfer to a serving dish, garnish with cilantro or finish with a drizzle of BBQ sauce. Serve and enjoy!

Prep and Storage Tips for the Corn Ribs with Garlic Butter

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

You can prepare this recipe ahead of time by pre-cutting the corn into rib pieces and store in the fridge until you are ready to cook.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store any leftovers in airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze any corn ribs recipes you can store in a freezer bag in for up to 6 months in the freezer.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

To reheat corn ribs, you can reheat on the grill, a grill pan on the stove, or in the air fryer or the oven and bake. Cook for a couple minutes or until hot.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE DAIRY FREE

To make this corn ribs recipe dairy free by swapping out butter for more oil.

WHY IS IT CALLED CORN RIBS?

This is called corn ribs are the cut of the corn resembles ribs pieces especially when the corn gets cooked and gets a slight curve.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be doubled or halve, just increase or decrease ingredients proportionally.

WHAT TYPE OF GARLIC SHOULD I USE?

There are multiple options that you have to season your corn ribs. If you’re wondering the between of garlic powder vs garlic salt or garlic powder vs minced garlic; fresh minced garlic will give the best flavor but garlic powder is a good alternative. Garlic salt is is mostly salt with garlic, about 3 parts salt and 1 part garlic powder.

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Expert Tips for Making This Corn Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a recipe that you will probably want to double as your family will clear these corn ribs. To double this recipe, increase ingredients proportionally.
  • Air Fryer Corn Ribs: You can also air fry these corn ribs. After coating strips of corn in oil mixture, transfer from bowl to air fryer basket and cook for 8-10 at 400 degrees f.
  • Mexican Street Corn Ribs: For a Mexican street corn variation, top corn ribs will drizzle of mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, cotija cheese, lime juice, Mexican spices such as ground cumin and fresh cilantro.

What to Serve with Corn Ribs

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Corn Ribs Recipe

Yield: 5 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
This Corn Ribs Recipe will quickly become your new go to summer side dish. Pair Corn Ribs will a classic burger and potato salad.
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Ingredients

  • 4 Corn Cobs
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Turn on your BBQ or grill pan to medium-high heat.
  • Cut off the ends of each cob of corn, then cut the corn in half length-wise. Cut the corn again in have length-wise so that each cob of corn is quartered.
  • Place the corn in a casserole dish and cover completely with the melted butter and olive oil.
  • Sprinkle on the seasoning and minced garlic, then flip the corn in the casserole dish to ensure each piece of corn is evenly coated in the seasoning and butter-oil mixture.
  • Once the grill is hot, place the corn ribs directly on the grill and cook until charred, about 8-10 minutes, then flip and continue to cook until charred on the other side and corn starts bending to look like a rib (slight arch shape).
  • You can continue to brush the corn with the butter-oil mixture from the casserole dish as it cooks on the BBQ or grill.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a recipe that you will probably want to double as your family will clear these corn ribs. To double this recipe, increase ingredients proportionally.
  • Air Fryer Corn Ribs: You can also air fry these corn ribs. After coating strips of corn in oil mixture, transfer from bowl to air fryer basket and cook for 8-10 at 400 degrees f.
  • Mexican Street Corn Ribs: For a Mexican street corn variation, top corn ribs will drizzle of mayo, sour cream, lime juice, cotija cheese, lime juice, mexican spices and fresh cilantro.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 612IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter, corn, corn on the cob, garlic

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