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Air-fryer spiced corn ribs

Points® value
Total Time
30 min
20 min
10 min
These spicy corn cob snacks have been a hit all over social media. Serve them with a zingy yogurt and lime dipping sauce at your next gathering – they’re sure to get people talking.


Corn on the cob, raw

2 medium

Sunflower Oil

1 tablespoon(s)


1½ teaspoon(s), level, smoked

0% fat natural Greek yogurt

50 g


½ zest(s) of 1

Lime Juice, Fresh

1 tablespoon(s)


  1. Carefully slice the bottom off each corn cob so it stands flat. Stand one cob up on its cut end, insert a very sharp knife into the centre of the top of the cob and carefully slice the cob in half lengthwise, using a see-saw motion. Repeat with the other cob.
  2. Put each cob half onto the cutting board, cut-side up. Cut through the core lengthways, slicing each half into two or three ‘ribs’. Each rib should be roughly 3-4 corn kernels wide.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the oil and paprika, then season well. Add the ribs and use your hands to toss them in the oil mixture until evenly coated.
  4. Preheat the air fryer to 200°C. Arrange the corn ribs in the basket, in a single layer if possible. Air-fry for 8-10 minutes until the ribs curl and the kernels are golden – if you want them crispy, cook them for the full 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine the yogurt with the lime zest and juice, and season to taste with freshly ground black pepper. Serve the corn ribs drizzled with the yogurt dressing.