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Perfect Corn on the Cob, no boiling, No Grilling

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If you’re grilling and don’t have room on the grill for the corn on the cob and aren’t too crazy about the cooler method, here’s a simple way to make a large number of ears or perfect corn on the cob without heating up the house.


You’ll Need:

8-10 ears of corn, Shucked & Silk Removed
1/4- 1/3 cup water
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
unsalted butter, to taste
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
fresh herbs or green onion, to taste

Snap the corn cobs in halves or thirds and place them in the slow cooker standing up. Add water, cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours. When the corn is golden, Drizzle with melted butter, lemon juice, and your favorite fresh herbs.

Individual Flavors:

Alternatively, if you prefer to have various flavors of corn on the cob in the same pot, Place each shucked ear on a piece of aluminum foil, drizzle with one of the following seasonings (listed below) and then wrap the ear in foil, place it in the crockpot.

DO NOT ADD WATER to the Crockpot if using the foil method. Wrap Each ear individually in foil and cook for the same amount of time listed above.

Corn on the cob flavor Ideas

For Chipotle Lime Corn on the cob

Mix the following: 1 stick butter melted, 1 tbs lime juice, 1 tsp chipotle powder, and 1/2 tsp salt, mix well with a fork and drizzle immediately over hot cooked corn or season the raw corn, wrap in foil and cook as directed above.

Parmesan Corn on the Cob:

Roll the cooked ears in grated Parmesan cheese than rub 1 Tbs of Mayo on each ear, sprinkle with Cayenne powder or Chipotle powder OR Italian seasoning – these are absolutely incredible (Yes, I know the mayo doesn’t SOUND good, but oh my, it’s amazing!!)

If you like garlic, add 1/4- 1/2 tsp minced garlic to the mix above.

Spicy Hoisin and Sesame Glazed Corn

1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
1/4 cup honey
2 Tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 Tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
1/2 to 1 serrano chile, finely minced
2 green onions, sliced thinly

Combine ingredients and drizzle 1-2 Tbs on each ear of corn, wrap tightly. (enough for about 8 ears)

Sriracha Beer Butter Corn

½ cup unsalted butter, melted
3 tbs Beer of choice (don’t use a light beer)
1 tsp sriracha sauce
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp kosher salt
2 tbs olive oil
salt and pepper
¼ cup chopped cilantro

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, whisking to combine. Drizzle 1-2 TBS on each ear of corn, wrap the corn individually in foil and cook as directed above. (Makes enough for about 6 ears of corn)


What’s your favorite seasoning combination for perfect corn on the cob?

Don’t have time to wait for the Crockpot? Check out this Simple Method that takes only 4 Minutes (Oh, and you don’t even have to Shuck it first!!)

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