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corn fries in a red dish drizzle with sour cream mixture and cilantro

Corn Fries - The Vegetarian Corn Rib Sensation

Course: Appetizer, Main, Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy, Family Friendly, Game Day, Spicy, Tailgating, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 301kcal
Author: Marilyn
This unique twist on corn on the cob will delight and surprise your family and friends. Cobs of corn are cut into sections that look and taste like spicy corn fries or barbecue corn ribs. Perfect as game day party food. A great option for vegetarians and a unique side dish to burgers, BBQ chicken and ribs.
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  • 4 ears of corn husks and tassels removed
  • 1 cup bloody Mary mix
  • 3 tablespoons chili lime seasoning
  • cup mayonnaise
  • cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • cup cotija cheese optional
  • Fresh chopped cilantro leaves optional


  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Cut off the ends of each cob of corn. (see Tips) Stand the cob on one end and using a sharp chef's knife cut the cob in half top to bottom. Place the cobs, cut side down, on the cutting board and cut each half lengthwise.
  • Arrange the corn ribs in a baking dish and pour the bloody Mary mix over the top. Toss the cobs to coat with the mix. With the corn kernel side up, sprinkle the cobs with 2 tablespoons of the chili lime seasoning.
  • Arrange the corn ribs in the air fryer basket, kernels up. Cook, 7 minutes or until lightly charred. Using tongs, turn the ribs over and cook, 4 to 6 minutes or until the kernels are tender but crispy and the corn ribs has started to curl slightly.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream and lime juice, mixing well.
  • Transfer the corn fries to a serving dish. Drizzle the corn fries with the mayonnaise mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining chili lime seasoning.
  • Serve the corn fries garnished with cotija cheese and cilantro.


Cutting Your Corn Into Fries
  1. Using a sharp chef's knife, cut off the ends of each cob of corn. You want to make the cut ends far enough from the end of the cob to make the cob almost cylindrical.
  2. Stand the cob on one end and cut the cob in half from top to bottom.
  3. Place the cobs, cut side down, on the cutting board and cut each in half lengthwise. You will now have 4 pieces. 


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3216IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2mg