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Grilled Corn Ribs recipe is a delicious twist on grilled corn on the cob. Sweet corn is combined with salty bacon and ranch seasoning, then grilled to perfection on the BBQ. This easy side dish is sure to please everyone at your next cookout!

Grilled Corn Ribs

Grilling season is finally here and I’m excited to share new grilling recipes with everyone. I’m always looking for new recipes to try, like my Campfire Queso on the grill and Reuben on the blackstone. I love experimenting with different cooking methods, like using my Air Fryer, Instant Pot, and grill.

Grilled Corn Ribs on plate

Why make Corn Ribs on the Grill?

This unique side dish on the grill will have that smoky flavor you love using fresh seasonal corn.

Corn Ribs ingredients

What Do I need for Corn Ribs?

  • 5 slices thick cut bacon
  • 3 corn on the cob, husked and quartered
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1oz packet ranch seasoning Or Homemade Ranch
  • 1 cup buttermilk ranch, for dipping Or homemade Ranch Dressing
  • Scallions for garnish
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Optional garnishes or toppings (Fresh or Dried Dill, Chives, Sour Cream, Limes)

Step by Step Directions for Corn Ribs

  • Remove the silk from the corn.
  • Quarter the ears of corn with a sharp knife by cutting off both ends.
  • Cut the corn in half lengthwise and then cut both pieces lengthwise as well.

  • You should have 12 “ribs” in total. Set aside.
  • In a nonstick skillet, fry the bacon over medium low heat until. We are trying to render out as much of the fat as possible without burning it.
  • Fry on both sides for about 5-6 minutes or until crisp but not burnt.
  • Move the cooked bacon to a paper towel lined plate or cutting board and reserve the bacon fat. When the bacon has cooled, chop it up into small size pieces and set aside.

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the bacon fat, olive oil and ranch seasoning and whisk together.
  • Add the corn ribs and toss to coat.

  • Heat your grill to medium high, whether you are using propane, charcoal or pellets you’ll want your grill nice and hot to get the char.
  • Place the corn on the grill.
  • The corn will cook fairly quickly.
  • Grill the corn on all sides for about 2-4 minutes or until nicely charred and tender.

  • Remove the corn ribs from the grill and garnish with the chopped bacon and scallions.
  • Serve with the side of ranch dressing.
Grilled Corn

Chef Tips and Tricks

To cook in the air fryer, follow steps 1-4 and preheat your air fryer to 400℉. Cook for 8-10 minutes. No need to flip halfway through.

Corn Rib in dipping sauce

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make Corn Ribs in the Air Fryer?

Yes, You can make this recipe in the air fryer. follow steps 1-4 and preheat your air fryer to 400℉. Cook for 8-10 minutes. No need to flip half way through.

How to Store Corn Ribs

place them in an airtight container or bag for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. I don’t recommend freezing the cooked corn as it will become mushy and grainy.

How To Reheat

Place on a microwave safe plate or container and heat in 30 second intervals until hot. Or alternatively, preheat your air fryer to 400℉ and heat for 5 minutes or until hot.

Can I omit the bacon grease?

Yes, you can substitute with melted butter but the bacon gives this corn a wonderful flavor.

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Grilled Corn Ribs
Grilled Corn Ribs

Grilled Corn Ribs

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Grilled Corn Ribs recipe is a delicious twist on grilled corn on the cob. Sweet corn is combined with salty bacon and ranch seasoning, then grilled to perfection on the BBQ. This easy side dish is sure to please everyone at your next cookout!

Ingredients

  • 5 slices thick cut bacon
  • 3 corn on the cob, husked and quartered
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1oz packet ranch seasoning
  • 1 cup buttermilk ranch, for dipping
  • Scallions for garnish

Instructions

  1. Remove the silk from the corn.
  2. Quarter the ears of corn with a sharp knife by cutting off both ends.cut corn ends
  3. Cut the corn in half lengthwise and then cut both pieces lengthwise.cut corn ends
  4. You should have 12 “ribs” in total. Set aside.Cut lengthwise
  5. In a nonstick skillet, fry the bacon over medium-low heat until. We try to render out as much of the fat as possible without burning it.Chop Bacon
  6. Fry on both sides for about 5-6 minutes or until crisp but not burnt.
  7. Move the cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate or cutting board and reserve the bacon fat. When the bacon has cooled, chop it up into small pieces and set it aside.
  8. In a large mixing bowl, combine the bacon fat, olive oil, ranch seasoning, and whisk.Whisk with bacon grease
  9. Add the corn ribs and toss to coat.Coat Corn Ribs with seasonings
  10. Heat your grill to medium-high; whether you use propane, charcoal, or pellets, you’ll want your grill nice and hot to get the char.
  11. Place the corn on the grill.place corn on grill
  12. The corn will cook fairly quickly.
  13. Grill the corn on all sides for about 2-4 minutes or until nicely charred and tender.Corn ribs on grill
  14. Remove the corn ribs from the grill and garnish with the chopped bacon and scallions.
  15. Serve with the side of ranch dressing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 483Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 1538mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 10g

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