The Pioneer Woman’s Corn Rib Recipe is Ree Drummond’s answer to vegetarian ribs. The Food Network star has plenty of meat-free recipes — Drummond even went vegan for a few years in college — and just because meat might not be on the menu doesn’t mean ribs are off-limits. Drummonds Corn Ribs has all the flavors of traditional ribs complete with a “crazy and irresistible” sauce.
Pioneer Woman’s Corn Ribs Requires a Steady Hand and a Sharp Knife
Drummonds Corn Ribs calls for a sharp knife to make the cooking process as easy as possible. And, of course, to avoid injury. Method (food Network has all the details), once displayed leading lady, each ear of corn needs to be cut in half lengthwise. This means cutting through the center harder to expose the “ribs”.
“I like to go to the top [and] Make a little cut,” Drummond said as she made corn ribs from her home in Pawuska, Oklahoma. “You need a sharp knife,” he added, before demonstrating that he “should move the knife back and forth a bit until the inside “How do you like it?
“Then once you’ve cut them in half, you can cut them into chunks and use your leverage,” Drummond continued, noting that it’s best for kids to try on their own. There is no recipe.
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Once hardened, Drummond has to work on the sauce while the corn “ribs” bake. There’s no cooking involved, just a simple combination of four ingredients she mixes together in one dish.
“It’s a mix of mayonnaise, brown mustard, barbecue sauce and honey that’s kind of crazy and irresistible and mischievous,” she said.
After baking the corn ribs—full disclosure, even Drummond admits they’re not the same as ribs—she brushes them with sauce. Lastly, she sprinkles green onions on top and garnishes the store-bought fried onions on top.
And despite their decidedly un-rib-like appearance, they’re Pioneer Woman-approved when it comes down to flavor. When the 52-year-old took the bites she described them as “very funny” and “delicious”.
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At the time of publication, Drummonds Corn Ribs has an average of four stars on the Food Network’s website. Unlike her most popular Pioneer Woman recipe, this recipe has only been reviewed a few times.
A small number of reviews aside, most people who make the recipe at home enjoy corn ribs. “This one is a winner!!!!!!” One person wrote while another called them “Delicious!” Another reviewer adapted the recipe to make the corn ribs Mexican-style and liked the results.
Others noted that they would skip the recipe because of how dangerous it is, even for those with expert knife skills.