Parmesan  Corn Ribs on the Braai

Parmesan Corn Ribs on the Braai

Total Time: 1 hour

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Servings: 3 people

Suitable For: Delicious braai tapas. An eat-with-your-hands kind of snack.

Local foodie Nozipho Khumalo (a.k.a. The Novice Cook) created this recipe exclusively for Megamaster, showing us how corn ribs on the braai will leave your guests impressed and definitely going for seconds.


3 corn on the cob 

2 tablespoons salt 

500 ml water

2 tablespoons sugar 

2 tablespoons oil 

2 tablespoons melted butter 

3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese 

1/2 teaspoons peri-peri seasoning 

Chopped Fresh Parsley 


  1. Peel and discard the husks of the corn. Wash and cut the ends off. 
  2. Using a sharp knife, slice the corn in half lengthwise, then into quarters. 
  3. Combine the sugar, salt, and 500 ml of cold water to make a brine. You can use the same pot that you’re planning on boiling them in. Place the corn in the brine for 30-40 minutes. Did you know, that braaing the corn beforehand will make the kernels plump and juicy before you char them on the braai. 
  4. Bring the corn-in-brine to a boil for 8-10 minutes. 
  5. Remove from the heat and strain. Brush a bit of oil onto the corn pieces and place them on the braai. 
  6. Turn often, you want it to char, not burn. 
  7. Serve with butter, grated parmesan, peri-peri seasoning, and freshly chopped parsley.


Tip 01 Tip 01

Serve with a yoghurt dip like tzatziki or spicy mayo for something different.

Tip 02 Tip 02

Always slice the corn lengthwise, once it boils it will curl up. 

Tip 03 Tip 03

Low on time? Skip the brining process and boil directly. You can even braai it directly on the fire if you want real smoky flavour.