5 Ingredients or Fewer

Effortless Roasted Corn

July  1, 2012
3 Ratings
Photo by emmadiscovery
Author Notes

OK So corn on the cob is a hot commodity for grilling, boiling, and microwaving. But here is a technique that blows all those out of the water. Not only is it simple and mess free, but it also tastes like corn should taste: yellow kernels of candy. —me brumbaugh

  • Serves 6
  • 6 Cobs of Corn
In This Recipe
  1. Preheat your oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Leave the corn on the cob with its husks and silks attached.
  3. Toss the corn cobs on the middle rack of the oven lengthwise and spaced 1 inch apart.
  4. Roast for 30 minutes. Remove the center cob and pull back the husks just enough to test for doneness; the corn should have swollen shiny kernels with a few browned kernets.
  5. Remove the corn from the oven. Allow it to cool for 15 minutes. Wrap a kitchen towel around the base of a corn cob to hold it without getting burned as the husks retain some heat. Pull back the husks and silks at the same time; they will come off easily.
  6. Eat as is, or if you must, add some butter, or your favorite flavor combination, such as chili pepper and lime juice.

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2 Reviews

Danyelle H. August 27, 2020
Since seeing this method, it has been the only way I do my summer corn. Roasting the corn creates the sweetest kernels I have ever tasted. Thank you for the recipe!
Droplet June 21, 2013
Interesting. I have never tried doing it this way. Does it work equally well with very fresh as well as with yesterday's corn? Thank you for the idea.