• Roasted Corn

    by Christin Mahrlig on June 4, 2014

    in Side Dishes

    Roasted Corn

    If you read my Corn and Edamame Salad post a few weeks ago, you know I have a new favorite way to cook corn and it is so easy! I don’t know why it has taken me 20+ years of cooking to learn about roasting corn with the husks on.

    It results in much better flavor than boiling in water. No waiting for the water to boil. No soggy corn. No searching the drawers for the tongs so I can pull them out of the water without getting burned.

    Roasted Corn

    Roasting in the oven is much easier than grilling corn. As much as I love the idea of grilled corn and the look of it, I find it to be hard to get just right. Either it is undercooked or dried out.

    Roasted Corn

    Just lay the corn directly on the cooking racks, or on a sheet pan, in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes. The husks help keep the corn from drying out during cooking. The corn keeps so much of its flavor, you can do without any seasoning at all. I find myself brushing it with a touch of melted butter and sprinkling a little salt and pepper on it, but that is mostly just out of habit.

    roasted corn

    This is what the corn looks like in the oven at the end of 30 minutes. The outer husks get a little dried and pappery, and it is probably best to remove them before cooking if they are loose and not clinging to the corn.

    Let them cool slightly and then remove the husks and silks, which by the way, come off very easily after the corn is cooked. The silk will just fall off.

    This is a great way to cook corn for a crowd. You can pile the oven full with corn and then quickly husk it when done. Or just let your guests do their own husking. :)

    Roasted Corn

     

    Roasted Corn
     
    Roasting corn in the oven with the husk on is the easiest, most flavorful way to cook corn. It's so good, you'll find yourself eating it without any seasoning.
    Recipe type: Side Dish
    Ingredients
    • Fresh ears of corn with husks on
    • Butter, salt, pepper (optional)
    Instructions
    1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Remove any loose husks from the corn.
    3. Place corn on oven rack and roast for 30 minutes.
    4. Remove from oven, let cool, and remove husk and silk.
    5. If desired, brush with melted butter and season with salt and pepper.
    Notes
    I like my corn al dente. If you don't, you may want to cook an extra 5 minutes.

     

     

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    Jessica @ www.caretakerskitchen.com June 10, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I just made this today and all I can say is, why haven’t I tried this sooner? So much easier than boiling corn on the cob and less mess. Thanks, Christin.

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    Summer June 9, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Perfect timing! I just found a corn with miso butter I’ve been wanting to try and love roasted corn but don’t have access to a grill. Great to know it CAN be done in the oven!

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    Christin Mahrlig June 10, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Miso butter on corn sounds amazing! Let me know how it turns out and please share the recipe :)

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    Laura Dembowski June 9, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    My parents used to grill corn all the time, but we don’t grill much anymore. My oven is on all the time, and I love the idea of roasting corn. Can’t wait to try this!

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    michael June 5, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Love roasted corn! I roast corn in the oven but I also do it on the grill. I think the secret to grilling corn is to soak in water, when you put it on the grill cover it with a wet cloth towel. Keep the towel wet each time you turn the corn. Every year the first time I grill corn is for our Kentucky Derby party!! :)

    Michael

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    Cailee @ hellohealthyeating.com June 5, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Ohhhh yum!! I love love LOVE corn on the cob!! So perfect for this time of year! And what a great idea to cook it in the oven! Usually we grill it or boil it! This is a great alternative! LOVE it!

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    Jess @ On Sugar Mountain June 5, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I’m definitely trying this ASAP! I always feel like I burn corn on the grill. >_< And boiling is just a giant mess. This looks awesome, Christin! :D

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats June 5, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Wow, love how easy this is! I would have been scared the husks would catch on fire so I’m glad you’ve confirmed this is safe to do. I’m totally trying it…love summer corn!

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    Shirley June 5, 2014 at 9:27 am

    My farmer’s market told me if you only need to cook a few ears of corn, to place them in the microwave as is and cook for 5 min. Same result as the oven. Shucks easily and tastes wonderful. Be sure to have pot holders handy. You may adjust time to your preference of doneness.

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    Christin Mahrlig June 5, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Thanks for letting us know that Shirley! Going to try that next time I buy some corn. Oftentimes I am only cooking a few ears since my husband and son will only eat about a half an ear each, if that. This will be perfect!!

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    ela@GrayApron June 5, 2014 at 9:19 am

    I bet it tastes fantastic…I’d do the husking afterwards too.

    ela h.

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    Suzanne June 5, 2014 at 9:04 am

    What gorgeous corn, roasted corn makes me happy! Can’t wait for the good stuff here in the Northeast!!

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    Ashley June 5, 2014 at 8:09 am

    We always just grill corn during the summer – I’ve never tried it this way! It’s a great idea – you’re definitely right that it can be tricky on the grill! I love corn this time of the year!

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    Medeja June 5, 2014 at 7:39 am

    It was one of my childhood treats.. :) I have no idea how long ago I had it last time.. maybe 25 years ago :)

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    Juliana June 5, 2014 at 12:27 am

    I love corn, somehow I never roasted in the oven…thanks for the idea Christin!
    Enjoy the rest of your week :D

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    Tamara Coleman June 4, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Roasted corn is BOMB and it’s perfect for summer! :)
    http://www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com

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    Samina | The Cupcake Confession June 4, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Monsoons are going to start here anytime now and there is going to be an abundance of corns! I cannnnnnnot wait to make these for dinner!!!! I’m pretty sure that these will be a hit with my family! <3 They look AMAZING!

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    Kelly June 4, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    This is fantastic Christin! I love roasted corn but have never tried leaving the husks on – I usually husk it and then wrap it around in foil before popping it in the oven so this is brilliant and saves me that extra step as well as foil. Can’t wait to try this next time :)

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl June 4, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I am so happy about corn season being right now! Every time I walk by a market I run to see their corn availability. This looks amazing, must try it!

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    Bam's Kitchen June 4, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Roasting corn on the grill is one of my favorite ways to cook it. I wish we were living back in Michigan and could stop off at the farmers market as the corn is so sweet and tender, corn is not good here in HK. I am on my way to check out your corn and edamame salad.

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    Ami@NaiveCookCooks June 4, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I grew up eating tons and tons of roasted corn during summers!! Love these!

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker June 4, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I am also trying this recipe. Looks like another great summer recipe!

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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods June 4, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    I love roasted corn, but haven’t ever done it in the oven. Corn prices are great right now. I saw one store was selling it for 30 cents an ear. Now, I want some corn :D Thanks!

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    Mary Frances June 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Hi Christin, I’m Mary from Mary’s Secret Ingredients! I found your blog through Suzanne’s and I’m loving your recipes! Can’t wait to read more of them!

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    Jessica @ www.caretakerskitchen.com June 4, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    I’m so grateful for a roasted corn recipe as opposed to a grilled one. We don’t grill much, or at all, really so it’s nice to see an oven-based recipe.

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) June 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Yummy! I love me some corn and this looks so delish!

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    whatjessicabakednext June 4, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    I love just basic roasted corn- lovely recipe!

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    marcie June 4, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Roasted corn is my absolute favorite, and I’m on a serious kick with it right now. This looks great, Christin!

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    Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen June 4, 2014 at 8:17 am

    I’ve never done this, but what a great idea! I’ve tried roasting on the grill before, but never the oven. Love it!

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    Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice June 4, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I love roasting corn! So much easier than boiling in water, Wish I would’ve known about it years ago! :)

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    Monica June 4, 2014 at 8:00 am

    I am absolutely going to try this. In a magazine, I had read 400 degrees and that sounded high to me. I’m so glad to know it works so well.

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