Corn Ribs Recipe

This might just be our new favorite way to eat corn.

by Alex Dadzis
Oct 17 2018, 1:00pm

Photo by Heami Lee

Servings: 4
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes


2 ears corn, cleaned
2 tablespoons aioli
1 teaspoon chipotle chili flakes
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
canola oil, for frying
finely grated vesterhavs cheese or sharp cheddar cheese
fresh cilantro


1. Pour 2 inches oil in a large saucepan and heat until a deep-fry thermometer reaches 350°F|175°C.

2. Cut each ear of corn in half crosswise and then in quarters lengthwise. You should have 16 pieces of corn between the two.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the aioli, chile flakes, and lime juice.

4. Working in batches, fry the corn until they curl back and look like ribs and the outer

kernels begin to slightly darken, 5 to 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove the corn from the oil and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Season with salt and toss with the aioli. Season with a touch more lime juice.

5. Transfer the corn ribs to a plate and finely grate the cheese over them like there’s no tomorrow. Garnish with picked cilantro leaves if you’re going for that Michelin star. Eat them like a spare rib, please don’t eat the corn bone.