Try These TikTok Food Trends This Weekend

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By: Posted: 7:07 PM, Sep 8, 2022 Updated: 7:53 PM, Sep 8, 2022

We hear a lot about the negative aspects of social media, but at its best, it can open our worlds to things we’d otherwise never know about. That includes food, with chefs from around the world sharing some truly imaginative recipes with a surprisingly simple mixture of ingredients. Chef Jon-Paul Hutchins, Corporate Chef for ShiftPixyLabs, ran us through some of the food trends blowing up TikTok.

Let’s start the feast with elote ribs

Elote is Mexican street corn, seasoned with mayo and cheese, and spices. But while that’s about the corn kernels, this is about cutting the corn off in spare rib-shaped slabs. To make this kind of cutting easy, soften up the corn cobs by zapping them for a couple of minutes. Meanwhile, whip up the dressing using mayo and a couple of microwaved limes (you have to watch the video!) Add your favorite herbs like cilantro, scallions, and Tajin chili powder, and sprinkle on the cotija cheese. Then, put them in the air fryer for half an hour, throw on more topping, and eat them like little vegetarian ribs.

Next – make anything better with a lemon scallion compound butter

Hutchins loves compound butter because you can use it to supplement things, or turn it into sauces — and you have complete control over the fat! For this one —put a stick of butter in a bowl and mix in the juice from two lemons and some chopped scallions. Then, drop the mixture on parchment paper and form a sausage-shaped roll. Keep it in your freezer and slice off a coin any time you need it — it’ll keep for up to 6 months.

Wrap things up with a pineapple jalapeno coleslaw

This amazingly simple dish will make you a hit at any party — and it’s deliciously simple.

Just throw some white wine vinegar and sugar in a bowl with mayo and give it a good mix. Chop up the cabbage, onion, bell pepper, pineapple, and jalapeno, toss them together, and wait for the praise to come rolling in.