Besides microwave and air fryer, the oven is the most used to cook many dishes. If you are ever at a loss as to what to make with corn on the cob, you should try cooking it this way. It is absolutely delicious and the kids love it as well. You can find dozens of fun and interesting ways to cook corn on the cob. You may also discover new and exciting ways to make this sweet treat that you will return to time and again.
If you have ever tried to cook corn on the cob in an oven, you know that the results can be disastrous. The lid simply bursts, the corn flakes are everywhere and you are left with mushy, undercooked, overcooked corn on the cob that tastes nothing like the corn that you thought was going to come out of the pan. Throw it onto the preheated oven racks to steam and it comes out perfect, moist from the inside. One recipe tester described the taste as being like caramelized popcorn.
If you are in a hurry or have a small oven, you can still use the corn on the cob recipe to save time and prepare the corn yourself. Just place the cob in a zip lock bag and add about two tablespoons of oil. Set the timer to cook the corn for about 10 minutes. If it needs longer, just switch the timer off and wait for the corn to get done.
Another easy way to cook corn on the cob is with flavored butter. You will need to have some softened butter ready. In a saucepan, you will need about three cups of water and one tablespoon of butter. Bring to a gentle boil then cover for about twenty minutes. Once done, remove the pan and let cool. You can then use the butter to dip into the batter, making a delicious dessert.
There are many other options for cooking corn on the cob besides using the butter. Instead of using butter, you might consider using cheesecloth to cook the corn. Place a piece of cheesecloth on one end of the corn and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside to allow it to cool, which will take about fifteen minutes.
You might find that you do not want to use cheesecloth when you are making corn on the cob. Instead, you might consider using a combination of paper towels and a food processor. In this case, you will likely want to use some mustard in the mixture to add some flavoring to the breadcrumbs. In order to get the mixture to come to a full boil over medium heat, turn the stove off and let the mixture boil for about three minutes. It will finish cooking in the oven, approximately ten minutes.
Using the foil method, you can cook your corn directly onto the hot coals of the oven. Cook the corn directly atop the hot coals until they are light brown and crisp. Turn the oven off and remove the corn from the oven. Place the corn on a plate and cover it with aluminum foil. In order to avoid having a burnt taste when the dish is served, place the corn onto a plate and refrigerate it until ready to serve.
When your first batch of corn comes out just right, you can experiment with the next batches. If you discover that you like the butter flavor better, simply reduce the amount of butter to bring back the same taste. If you do not like garlic, simply remove the garlic from its packaging and replace it with an alternative herb, such as parsley, thyme, or oregano. This simple experimentation will allow you to come up with a wonderful cob recipe that will keep you coming back for more.