Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Cooler Corn

Chilliwack...
famous for sweet smelling country air and Chilliwack corn!  
From early July until sometime in fall we enjoy the best sweet corn around.


We cook it many different ways...
usually on the grill or the stovetop.

Today I will give you another method for cooking corn-on-the-cob.
If you are expecting a crowd for dinner...
or need a simple way to cook corn while camping...
or are planning to serve corn at a family reunion...  
here is an easy way to prepare your corn.


Cooler Corn
  • Picnic cooler
  • Shucked corn cobs
  • Boiling water (several kettles)
  1. Place corn cobs in clean picnic cooler
  2. Carefully pour boiling water over the corn (to cover) and close the lid immediately.
  3. Allow to sit for at least thirty minutes...with no peeking.
  4. Serve with butter and seasonings.
The corn will keep its temperature for several hours as long as the lid remains closed. Do not drain. Perfect and simple!


18 comments:

  1. I've heard of this method and always wondered if it really works?? This is brilliant!

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  2. I hope you are all buying 'VanSantan Corn' It has not been genetically modified...Yea!
    And yes we experienced this corn prepared like this. It's the best.

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  3. That's gonna be happening at my house:)

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  4. I think even I could manage this.

    Only U.S. corn here now. You valley girls had better do some marketing out this way.

    Do we drain the corn after the 30 mins?

    Sharon

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    1. No...don't drain the corn. It can stay in the hot water for hours.

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    2. No...don't drain the corn. It can stay in the hot water for hours.

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  5. I have never heard of this, but what a useful thing to know - thanks!

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  6. Awesome!! Will have to try that:)

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  7. The older I get, the more I appreciate "recipes" like this. I am so often caught up in finding just the right recipe or menu. I just love these basic ideas, they are brilliant and leave us time to do so many other valuable things! I am also wondering if you drain the water after 30 minutes.

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    1. Hi, this is Marg.
      I was at the party and I saw them take the corn right out of the cooler with the water inside. I do not recall them draining it. I think that the idea is to keep the corn hot.
      Hope that helps as Judy is way back East right now...I could try to text...
      Marg

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  8. tThis is brilliant! I doubt you could overcook the corn using this method.

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  9. I've heard that once you use a cooler for hot you can't use it for cold again. Is that true? It doesn't seem like it would matter but I'd hate to find out the hard way.

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    1. In my experience, the cooler still seemed to function as it should for keeping things cold.

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  10. I did this and it worked fabulous! Even after the evening was over and everyone went home, there were a few cobs left in the cooler and just has hot has the first ones!

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    1. Thanks for coming back and giving a review after trying the recipe. Glad it worked out for you!

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  11. Tried this last year and my corn tasted like plastic. I had to throw out my 3 dozen ears. If I would do this again I would put the corn and water into a bag of some sort before I put it in the cooler. Or just try it with a couple of ears and then you can find out what the taste would be. That's something I should have done first..........

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    1. Anonymous...so sorry to hear your corn did not turn out as hoped. We have not heard of any similar complaints. In fact, everyone raves about the corn cooked this way.

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