Corn ribs Recipe


Novice Foodie
Hey everyone! I recently discovered this simple recipe online, and when I made it, my kids absolutely loved it. I wanted to share it with you all, so give it a try!


  • ▢4 whole corn cobs
  • ▢3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ▢2 tbsp parsley or coriander/cilantro , roughly chopped (optional garnish)


  • ▢1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • ▢2 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (or ordinary), plus more for garnish if desired
  • ▢2 tsp cooking/kosher salt
  • ▢2 tsp black pepper


  • ▢50g/ 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ▢1 garlic clove , finely minced



  • Cut corn – Using a sharp knife and a non-slip cutting board, cut off the base and the pointy end of the corn. Stand the corn upright then cut the corn into half then half again to make quarters. My way: Bang the knife with your hand to lock it into the top of the corn, then keep hitting the knife to move it down the corn. Halfway, you might be able to stop banging and just rock the knife down.
  • Easiest method – Cut half length ribs. Shorter ribs = easier to cut. See note 2.


  • BBQ (best!) or oven – Heat BBQ on high or oven 200°C/375°F (180°C fan).
  • Garlic butter – Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Then add the garlic and cook for 20 seconds until it smells amazing! Remove from the stove and keep warm/liquid (I usually put it on the side of the BBQ).
  • Seasoning – mix in a small bowl.
  • Season corn – Place corn in a large bowl. Toss with olive oil. Then sprinkle the seasoning over gradually, tossing in between, to coat as evenly as possible. Most will get stuck in the cob – tasty "bone" sucking!
  • BBQ – Place corn on the BBQ kernel side down. Cook for 8 minutes or until you get charred spots – watch it curl into "ribs"! Then cook each cut side for 1 minute.
  • Oven – Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, kernel side up. (Note: the corn doesn't curl as much, also, no charred spots).
  • Butter it – Transfer corn back into the bowl. Pour over garlic butter and toss.
  • Serve – Pile onto plate, sprinkle with parsley then grab and eat like ribs! Optional pink sauce pictured in notes. Don't forget to suck all the seasoned garlic butter from the cob "bone" – it might be the best part.