5 ways to cook … corn on the cob


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Summertime and the living is easy and so should be your meal prep. Corn on the cob is one of our absolute favourite vegetables for its flavour and ease of cooking. Sure you can boil it or grill it on the barbecue but there’s actually a few other ways to cook corn that are just as easy and yield tasty results.

1.       Boil

The traditional favourite method of cooking corn is as easy as boiling water. Simply bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil and pop husked corn cobs in. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the kernels are tender.

2.       Barbecue

Corn cooked on the barbecue has a delicious hint of caramelisation and smokiness. For best results, peel back the husks (but don’t remove them), remove the silk and then replace the husks around the corn. Soak corn in a bowls of water for 1 hour before cooking, then drain. Use kitchen twine to tie the husk, and then put on a barbecue over medium-high heat. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes. To serve, pull husks down or remove them completely. For an extra hit of flavour, spread the corn kernels with butter and sprinkle with herbs before cooking.

3.       Bake

Baking corn is a thing! Preheat your oven to 180C and place corn in its husk on a tray or directly on the oven rack. Cook for 45 minutes or until the kernels are tender. Remove the husks and silk and serve.

4.       Microwave

Microwaving is a great option for those nights when there’s only a couple of people to feed. The best way to do it is to wrap the corn in baking paper and place on a microwave safe plate lined with paper towel. Cook on high for 4 minutes for one cob or 6 minutes for two. Check for tenderness and if not cooked, continue cooking in 30 second bursts until done.

5.       Slow Cooker

Your trusty slow cooker can even cook corn! Simply remove the husk and silk from corn cobs and then place each cob on a piece of foil large enough to wrap the cob. Add a generous splodge of butter and wrap each cob tightly with foil. Cook in the slow cooker for 4 hours on low.


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