Try This Delicious Recipe for Corn Ribs That’s Going Viral on TikTok

An arrangement of corn ribs with greens and spices

This recipe that’s gone viral on TikTok is a great addition to any summer BBQ and a great treat for anyone who’s not a fan of meat or traditional ribs. Corn ribs are quick and easy to make and curl up into the shape of traditional ribs. The TikTok trend has over 10.6 million views under its hashtag and continues to expand with users showing off their own recipe variations.

The Recipe’s Origins

Corn ribs and spices Credited for making the corn rib trend go viral is TikTok user and creator Farrah J. also known as Spiced Nice. However, Farrah noted that the inspiration came from tasting cajun corn ribs at a restaurant. The restaurant in question is Momofuku Ssam Bar in New York City and the recipe was invented by their executive chef Max Ng. The recipe is definitely a refreshing addition to a summer barbecue!

How to Make Corn Ribs

Corn ribs covered in herbs and butter The process is rather simple. All that’s needed are a few corns on the cob and a knife to cut them lengthwise into quarters. The corn is then seasoned and cooked as if it were beef or pork ribs. During the cooking process, the corn begins to curl at the edges, which gives it the appearance of classic ribs. The corn ribs can be air-fried for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. They can also be grilled on each side for about 8 minutes or baked in the oven for 25 minutes at 375 degrees.

Customize the Experience

Herb-infused butter There are many ways to personalize the corn rib recipe, mainly through the types of spices that are used on the corn. It can be anything from the classic salt and pepper, to cajun spices, or a fragrant butter infused with herbs such as cilantro, parsley, or garlic. The dish goes well with a dipping sauce such as lime mayo, Sriracha, or barbecue sauce!

Carter Woodson, Native Huntingtonian & the Father of Black History Month

Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, also known as “The Father of Black History”

February marks Black History Month. It’s a federally recognized, nationwide celebration that calls on all Americans to reflect on the important roles that African-Americans have played in shaping the history of The United States. But why does it happen in February, and how did this celebration come to be? In this article, we will find out.

The Man Behind the Black History Month Holiday

A pioneer in the study of African-American history, Carter G. Woodson, is given much of the credit for Black History Month. He is the son of former slaves. Woodson spent his childhood working in quarries and coal mines. He received his education during the four-month term that was designated for black schools back in time.

At the age of 19 years, he had to teach himself Arithmetic and English Fundamentals. Then, Woodson entered high school, where he completed a four-year curriculum in two years. In 1903, he graduated from Berea College and went on to earn his Master’s degree in History from the University of Chicago. After this, he earned a doctorate from Harvard.

Statue of Woodson, the man behind the Black History Month holiday, in Huntington, West Verginia How Did the Holiday Come to Be?

At the time, Woodson was disturbed that history textbooks largely ignored the black population in America. Then, he took the challenge of writing black Americans into the history of the nation. To do so, he established the Association of the Study of Negro Life and History. Woodson also founded the widely respected publication by this group, called the Journal of Negro History.

In 1926, Carter G. Woodson developed Negro History Week. The thought that the achievements of the African American population properly set forth would crown him as a factor in early human progress and a maker of modern civilization. Fast forward to 1976, Negro History Week expanded to Black History Month.

Why February?

Woodson chose the second week of February for the holiday because it marks the birthdays of two men who did a great job influencing the black American population. They are President Abraham Lincoln and Frederic Douglas.