Now, corn on the cob and summer is right up there with Fruit Pudding and Banana Split Kabobs in my family. It's just one of those summertime foods that has be to made a time or two... or twenty. It's a genius hacking for making delicious corn on the cob - without all the work!
How to Make Corn on the Cob in a Cooler
How to cook corn on the cob in the cooler has got to be one of those 'who'd of thunk' sort of creations. I mean, whoever first came up with cooking corn on the cob in a cooler is a genius.
Because, have you ever had a big cookout and spent way too much time standing over a hot stove with multiple pans boiling with corn and water? It's really not a lot of fun.
And then there is the cook time for boiling ears of corn. That has always tricked me. I normally end up with slightly over-done corn on the cob... which is still good because hey, it's corn on the cob!
However, my method of cooking cooler corn on the cob as beautiful as this has now been transformed.
I mean, wow- right? It's just plain gorgeous. Not only that, but it tastes even better than it looks. If that's even possible.
You can make Cooler Corn on the Cob like this too, in just a few simple steps.
How to Make Cooler Corn on the Cob
Remove husks and silk from corn.
Boil a couple kettles of water. I did this one kettle at a time and it worked perfectly.
Wash out an ice chest.
Spread out corn on the cob on the bottom of ice chest.
Cover corn with boiling water and close ice chest. Set timer for 30 minutes and you're good to go. Corn comes out perfectly cooked!
Serve with butter and try to stop at just one ear of corn. I know I couldn't!
Sometimes it amazes me how people come up with such creative ways too cook things. It's a good thing they do though! And I'm so thankful for Pinterest because it is a bevy of fabulous inspiration.
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easy way to shuck corn - cut the bottom one to two inches off of each ear, place two ears on a plate put in microwave, cook for 1 minute, twist the tops and pull the silk and leaves right off the cob (a little hot for my hands I fold a paper towel and pull). Corn is part way cooked so might cook even faster in the cooler for your method.
Elizabeth (Rock-A-Bye Parents)
What a great idea! I can especially see this being useful if you need to cook more than just a few ears.
I will definitely be trying this method!
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I love corn on the cob and would have never thought to of prepare it this way. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! [email protected] in Pyjamas
I have done it this way several times and it comes out great every time. I add 1/2 cup sugar and a stick of butter in the cooler after I add the boiling water and the corn comes out even sweeter.
I went to Mississippi for a wedding and corn on the cob was served at the wedding. The stove in the kitchen at the reception hall was not the greatest and the idea of trying to cook corn for hundreds of people to be put onto a buffet was a daunting task.
I was staying at a bed and breakfast (it was rural Mississippi) and the woman that runs the B & B told us about cooler corn. Due to time constraints, etc., we decided to try it and it worked! It stayed hot for hours and did not overcook.
We used this method for a cook out for around 50 people, I think we had upwards of 75 ears of corn - we used a large cooler and several pots of boiling water. Worked like A DREAM.
Can you pile the corn two and three high in the cooler???
Yes, you sure can! My photos show just a little bit because there were only a small number of guests that I was cooking for. Pile it on and enjoy!
Do you remove the water, after 30 minutes or leave it in the cooler?
Will it get water logged if you let it sit in the water for too long?
No. Corn doesn't absorb the water.