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Air Fryer Corn Ribs Recipe

Air Fryer Corn Ribs

Course Snack, Starter
Cuisine Modern


  • Instant Pot Duo Crisp / Pro Crisp


  • 4 ears of corn
  • 3 tbsp Mayo vegan or normal
  • 2 Cloves Garlic skin on
  • 1 tsp Vegan Margarine or Butter

Green Sauce

  • 5 g parsley
  • 5 g coriander
  • ½ clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed or neutral flavoured olive oil
  • Juice of ¼ lime

Sticky Chilli Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp Chilli sauce such as sriracha or tabasco
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup or Honey


  • Half fill the Instant Pot Duo Crisp with boiling. Add the peeled corn, garlic, a large pinch of salt, and the vegan margarine or butter.
  • Secure the lid and select Pressure Cook, and set the time for 2 minutes. When the cooking program has finished, quick release the pressure.
  • (If you do not have a Duo Crisp, and only have an Instant Vortex, you can boil your corn with the garlic and butter as directed above on the hob. Boil for about 8-10 minutes until the corn is just softening, and the garlic is squishy.)
  • Drain the corn and once cool enough to handle, trim on either end to make a flat base. Stand the corn upright on a board, then use a sharp knife to cut down the centre of the corn husk. Repeat with the two halves to yield 4 corn ribs per ear of corn. Repeat until all the corn is cut.
  • Wipe the inner pot dry, and using the Air Fryer lid on the Duo Crisp, select Air Fry for 16 minutes at 205°C .
  • While the Duo Crisp preheats, remove the soft boiled garlic from the skins, and use a knife to smush it into a paste. Add the garlic paste to your 2 Tbsp mayonnaise and mix well. Baste the ribs in garlic mayo, sprinkle with salt, then place in the double layer fryer basket.
  • Place the basket into the Duo Crisp and cook until crunchy and brown, about 14-16 minutes. If the corn in the middle basket doesn't brown as fast, place it on the top of the basket and cook it a little longer.
  • (If you do not have a Duo Crisp, and only have an Instant Vortex, select Air Fry and set the time to 12 minutes and the temperature to 200°C and press start. When the Vortex has pre heated, place the corn ribs into the frying basket and cook until golden brown and crisp (timings will vary between models)
  • To make the sauce/sauces -
    Green sauce: chop the parley and coriander finely. Add to a bowl, then grate in the garlic. Cover with 2 Tbsp of oil, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Sticky Chili: Mix the maple/honey and chilli sauce together.
  • Once the corn ribs have cooked, drizzle over your sauce of choice (or both sauces!), and serve immediately.
Keyword Air Fryer, vegan, vegetarian