Craving corn on the cob, but just can’t seem to get up the steam to get them cooked? Or just looking for more easy vegan air fryer recipes? Then this vegan corn ribs recipe is for you! No need to wait for water to boil or bear the fingertip burn as you fish out the cobs.
With a few skillful cuts and a lot of creamy vegan butter, you’ll be enjoying your corn ribs in no time. All you need is your air fryer, a fresh cob, and a sharp knife. No need to be forlorn, we know you’ll totally love this way of making corn!
Do you really need a good reason to carve up some corn on the cob? If you need more motivation, consider the fact that they’ve got a fabulous flavor and keep reading!
Although there are so few ingredients in this recipe, they all add up to a healthy and happy digestion. What more could you ask for?
Corn – Rich in vitamin C and fiber, good source of lutein and zeaxanthin, plus small amounts of vitamins B, E, K, and minerals such as magnesium and potassium. Explore more vegan corn recipes for corny inspiration!
Chipotle – adds a moderate amount of spiciness and some fruity notes to the food.
Garlic – Brings a pungent element into the recipe, along with vitamin C, B6, manganese, and fiber. Garlic also has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties.
Vegan Butter – You can use any plant-based butter in this recipe. We used Flora Plant Butter, which we love because it’s sustainably packaged in paper instead of plastic!
Salt – These corn ribs are very flavorful, due in part to the salt. If you’d like more mild corn ribs, use less salt. And if you double or triple the recipe, the flavor may become overpowering, so scale back on the salt and garlic powder. You can always add more once they’re done cooking!
Our advice: slow and steady wins the race. Or, in this case, the corn! When making your cuts, just take your time and don’t strive for perfection. Even if the ribs are a little bit off, they’ll still be scrumptious.
Please don’t feel intimidated by this simple rib recipe. Once you cut your first slice of corn, you’ll know what you’re doing and the rest will be a breeze.
There’s not a lot of equipment needed to make these super yummy ribs, but it may take extra time and patience to cut into the cobs. You can do it––just focus on going slow and steady.
A simple and spicy side can only enhance a midweek meal. If you’re not sure how to serve up these mouthwatering ribs, here are a few suggestions:
Here are some more frequently asked questions when it comes to cooking and storing the chipotle corn ribs. If you came up with any tips or tricks for this recipe, please add them to the comments below. It would be a great resource for other World of Vegan readers!
You can freeze any leftover corn ribs in a sealed plastic container or freezer-safe bag for up to a year. Though once they’re seasoned, cooked and frozen, they will slowly degrade in both flavor and texture.
In the fridge, any remaining corn will be good for about 3-4 days.
That’s an easy one––yes! Just choose a plant-based butter that does not contain soy. Some brands will use coconut oil, olive oil, or avocado oil instead.
Though your ribs will be crispier and a little bit crunchier in the air fryer, you can certainly use your oven to make these. If you have a convection option, even better. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and place your ribs on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cook for about 10 minutes on one side, flip, and then 8-10 minutes on the other side.
Either use a skillet on medium heat, the microwave, or add back to the air fryer for a few minutes. All methods will warm up your ribs, though the air fryer will get them back almost to their original texture.
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