Easy Air Fried Corn Ribs

These air fried corn ribs are reminiscent of Mexican street corn, but each ear is split into quarters and then air fried. I used frozen corn on the cob which I thawed.

Easy Air Fried Corn Ribs
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
22 mins
16 corn ribs


  • 4 ears ears corn on the cob

  • 3 tablespoons "Everything but the Elote seasoning" (Trader Joe's®), divided

  • nonstick cooking spray

  • ¼ cup grated cotija cheese

  • 2 tablespoons Mexican crema, crema fresca

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro, or more to taste


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 7 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile stand corn cobs on the end, and with a sharp knife (I used a wüsthof nakiri) cut each ear down the middle. Place corn cob halves flat on a cutting board and cut in half lengthwise (you will get a total of 4 'ribs' per ear of corn).

  3. Spray each corn rib with non-stick spray. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of seasoning over the 16 corn ribs.

  4. Air fry corn ribs in batches for a total of 12 minutes. Remove from air fryer.

  5. Drizzle crema con sal over corn 'ribs' and sprinkle with cotija cheese and remaining seasoning. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
7g Fat
28g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 395mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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