Buffalo Corn Ribs – As Seen on TikTok

August 2, 2021

If you haven’t heard of the corn ribs craze yet, then get ready to have your world rocked. My Buffalo Corn Ribs are THE quintessential summertime snack, and are a plant-based twist on the ribs that you know and love. With corn in its peak season right now, this is the BEST time to make this recipe. I promise, it’s going to be delicious!

If you’ve spent any length of time on the food side of TikTok recently, then you might’ve seen the latest food craze… corn ribs. What the heck are corn ribs, you may ask? Well, they’re buttery stalks of corn that are cut, seasoned, and eaten like ribs!

People have put their own twist on these ribs, making an elote version, a BBQ version, and even a Caesar salad version (true story). But mine are buffalo-style, and in my very humble opinion, I think they are the best. No shade to anyone else; I just love buffalo!

 

These corn ribs are naturally gluten-free, and we’re keeping them dairy-free / vegan-friendly by coating them in a little bit of vegan butter. I like dipping mine in a blue cheese dipping sauce, which, evidently, is NOT vegan-friendly or dairy-free, but you can absolutely use a different dipping sauce, or try a vegan-friendly blue cheese sauce (Daiya makes one that people seem to love!)

Regardless of whatever modifications work for you, I encourage you to try out this recipe. It’s a delicious, healthy-ish snack that will keep things exciting, this summer! Oh, and not to mention, my boys love these, so they’re kid-approved, too. 🙂 

What You Need to Make These Buffalo Corn Ribs

All you need are four ingredients to make these Buffalo Corn Ribs – it’s easy-peasy! 

  • Corn: Obviously, we need corn to make corn ribs. I like to get organic, non-GMO corn from my local farmer’s market, but do what works for you.
  • Vegan Butter: I use vegan-butter to keep the corn ribs themselves dairy-free, but feel free to use whatever butter you like.
  • Buffalo Sauce: Frank’s Red Hot buffalo sauce is my favorite, and I highly recommend it here!
  • Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce (optional): Again, this is optional, but a delicious accompaniment to your corn ribs!

How to make Corn Ribs

To make corn ribs, grab a corn on the cob and slice it into 4 quarters. Stand the corn up straight, hold it firmly and cut in half. It might be a little difficult, but I have faith in you, you can do it! After you’ve cut the corn in half, lay the two pieces flat and slice once more, so that you have 4 pieces!

After that, coat your corn pieces in buffalo sauce.

Then lay them in the air fryer and air fry at 400F for 10 minutes, flipping once half way through. 

Pull them out of the air fryer, then coat with more buffalo sauce, and eat…just like ribs!

Dip in your favorite sauce!

How to use the Leftover Corn Cobs

If you’re wondering what to do with your corn cobs after you’re done with them (aside from just throwing them away!) here are some ideas of how to use them:

  • Use them in veggie stock: If you make homemade veggie stock (or broth!), simply add in your corn cobs. And in the meantime, you can keep them in the freezer before using them.
  • Use it to clean your pots: Did you know that corn cobs actually make for great scrubbers? Yep! You can use them to scrub your pots clean.
  • Compost them: When all else fails, remember to compost your veggie scraps! This can be done by throwing them in a green waste bin, or freezing your scraps and taking them to your local farmer’s market for composting.

Are you a corn fan? ME TOO! Be sure to check out my other incredible corn recipes!

The Best Creamy Corn Chowder

Mayo-Free Mexican Street Corn Tostadas

Pan Seared Corn with Bacon and Ranch

If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a comment and a review below – this helps people decide whether to make this recipe, and also helps it show up in Google searches! And, if you are on Instagram (aka my home away from home), be sure to tag me in your creations so I can see them and repost! xx

Buffalo Corn Ribs

Author: Nicole Modic of @KALEJUNKIE

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
SERVES 4
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If you haven't heard of the corn ribs craze yet, then get ready to have your world rocked. My Buffalo Corn Ribs are THE quintessential summertime snack, and are a plant-based twist on the ribs that you know and love. With corn in its peak season right now, this is the BEST time to make this recipe. I promise, it's going to be delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 heads Corn on the cob
  • 1/2 cup Vegan Butter
  • 1 cup Buffalo Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Instructions

  • First, cut your corn into 4 quarters.
  • Stand the corn up straight, hold it firmly and cut in half (from the top down). It might be a little difficult, but I have faith in you, you can do it! After you've cut the corn in half, lay the two pieces flat and slice once more, so that you have 4 pieces!
  • Repeat with the rest of your corn on the cob.
  • After that, coat your corn pieces in buffalo sauce.
  • Layy them in a single layer the air fryer and air fry at 400F for 10 minutes, flipping once half way through.
  • Pull them out of the air fryer, coat with more buffalo sauce, and eat...just like ribs!
  • Dip in your favorite sauce!

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