Corn is a must in the summertime!
There are so many ways to cook corn and all of them are easy!
Learn how to cook corn on the cob so that you can enjoy the season’s best vegetable!
I don’t know about you, but we tend to eat a lot of corn on the cob during the warm weather months. Every time I walk into the store, there is a mound of fresh corn sitting there for the taking.
There are a number of ways to prepare corn and all of them are easy! Today I will break down of a few methods so that you can enjoy corn on the cob as often as possible!
How To Make Corn On The Cob On The Grill
The first thing we need to talk about is the husks. I personally remove my husks. I think they get messy and while grilling with the husks on, does in fact steam the corn, I would rather not bother with them. I do believe you can have tender corn without the husks.
To grill with the HUSKS ON:
Peel the husks down, but do not remove them. Remove any silky strands. Season your corn and pull the husks back up over the corn.
Grill the corn in the husks for about 15-20 minutes, rotating frequently.
The husks can also be pulled down, tied and then grilled with the kernels exposed.
If you prefer to remove the husks, peel back the layers and pull them off of the ears of corn completely.
You will be left with some fine, silky strands. Rinse the corn cobs under cold water and pat dry.
Preheat an outdoor grill to medium heat. Place the corn cobs on the grill grates, cover and grill the corn for 15-20 minutes, turning frequently. Corn is ready when slightly charred and tender.
I prefer the flavor of grilled corn. The hint of smoke is a nice contrast to summer sweet corn.
How To Microwave Corn On The Cob
For this method, keeping the husks on to steam the corn is a fantastic idea as you do not have the direct heat to work its magic.
Peel back the husks and clean the silk as mentioned above. Pull the husks back over the corn and place your corn on a microwave-safe and place the plate in the microwave oven.
Microwave the covered corn for about 3 minutes if you are only working with 2 ears of corn. Add an additional minute or two for each ear of corn you add. Check your corn for doneness every 30-45 seconds.
The ears of corn will be hot; allow them to rest until they can easily be handled.
How Long To Boil Corn On The Cob?
While boiling corn does take longer than microwaving corn, the results are still quite good. There really isn’t much to boiling corn!
Shuck your ears of corn. Fill a large pot with enough water to cover the corn. Place the pot over medium heat, cover the pot and bring the water to a boil; add salt.
Drop the corn into the boiling water and allow the water to come to a boil once more. Cover the pot and remove the pot from the heat. Allow the corn to sit in the hot water for 5-10 minutes before serving.
How To Broil Corn On The Cob
Broiling corn in the oven is a great alternative to grilling corn. You will still have a touch of smoky flavor and you will only need one pan!
Set the oven to broil.
Cover a broiler pan with aluminum foil. Shuck the ears of corn. Season the corn if desired and place the corn on the broiler pan and place it in the oven.
The corn will not take very long to turn lightly browned, the corn will take about 5-7 minutes total. Be sure to turn your corn at least once.
Corn On The Cob Seasoning?
I personally keep it simple and just use butter, salt and pepper
Other possible seasonings
- Fresh herbs
- Parmesan cheese
- Seasoning Salt
- Greek Seasoning
Items Needed To Make Corn On The Cob