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Easy Baked Corn on the Cob – No Shucking Way!

Easy Baked Corn on the Cob

Easy baked corn on the cob is the fastest and most delicious way to make this summer staple without needing to shuck the corn. Just pop the ear in the oven and bake for the perfect side dish for any summer meal.

Easy No Shuck Oven Baked Corn on the Cob

Easy No Shuck Oven Baked Corn on the Cob

It’s corn on the cob season! Meaning: every grocery store has it complete with a shucking station. Every time I go to the store, I see customers shucking. Right there, in front of everyone. For all you grocery store shuckers, there’s a tastier way to cook your corn on the cob. Read on for our easy baked corn on the cob recipe and find out how to make it without shucking!

Stop Shucking Your Raw Corn- For Shuck’s Sake!

Easy No Shuck Oven Baked Corn on the Cob

Easy No Shuck Oven Baked Corn on the Cob

We don’t shuck our corn until it is ready to eat. Plain and simple. We wait until the corn is cooked to shuck it.

Why you might ask?

  1. Shucking raw corn is a pain.
  2. Cooking the corn within its own husk cooks it in its own juices, keeping extra sweetness in.
  3. Cooked corn is easy to shuck.
  4. We’re sure it tastes better.

Let’s talk about how hard shucking raw corn is. You have to peel out tough little string-like fibers. You have a firm husk fighting against you. And if you do it in a grocery store, people are watching your shucking battle. Shucking at home creates extra mess.

But… Cook the corn in its husk and the husk loose it’s sticky green-ness and become papery and brown tinged. Suddenly shucking is easy. You can grab the little fiber strings that were once firm and rip them right out with two peels. 

The bottom line: it’s shucking made easy.

Baking Corn on the Cob: The Yummiest Way to Cook It

We have a few other simple rules when it comes to preparing this summer side dish:

  1. Don’t boil the cob
  2. Don’t (in the name of all things holy) wrap the cob in clear plastic wrap and microwave it.

When we get corn on the cob, we always follow those two rules, even when short on time. Instead, we just preheat the oven and throw the corn in, husk and all. The result? An ear of corn that tastes way better than microwaved corn or boiled corn. So good it doesn’t even need butter or salt! Cooking it in its husk seals in all its moisture and flavor.  Just ask the Goose.

Easy No Shuck Oven Baked Corn on the Cob

Goose can’t get enough of this oven baked corn

She can’t get enough of this easy baked corn. In fact, this is what happened when she saw the corn laid out to be photographed for this post.

Easy No Shuck Oven Baked Corn on the Cob

Goose loves this oven baked corn on the cob

Why is roasted corn so delicious?

Roasting corn on the cob brings out its natural sweetness and means no shucking needed.

Roasted corn on the cob

Ok, here’s the deal. Roasting makes veggies way more delicious, which is why these roasted brussels sprouts and this garlic roasted green bean recipe is so good. It’s science. This method of cooking brings out the natural sugars in the corn thanks to caramelization. When caramelization, happens new aromatic compounds form. This means your corn will be extra delicious and sweet even if it is not fresh picked.

Grilling Corn on the Cob

Roasting corn on the cob brings out its natural sweetness and means no shucking needed.

Easy Baked Corn on the Cob

Want to add even more deliciousness to your corn on the cob or just don’t want to turn on your oven? Grill your corn instead. Leave the husk on the same way you would if you were baking your corn and throw it on the top rack of your grill. Cover the grill and cook for around 20 minutes, rotating occasionally. Then let it cool for a couple minutes before you cook it. That’s it!

How to Use It

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Bacon Burgers

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Bacon Burgers pair really well with corn on the cob

Corn on the cob is the unofficial side dish of summer. It pairs well with almost any barbecue main like:

You can also cut the cooked kernels off for soups and salads like these:

And have you thought about serving it with tacos? We do that all the time to round out taco night! You could also throw some in this fresh salsa recipe.

And for a truly creative and delicious way to serve corn, try it in pasta like this summer harvest pasta.

What’s your favorite thing to serve corn on the cob with? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Did you make this roasted corn on the cob recipe? Comment below or tag me on Instagram or Facebook @seasonedsprinkles and let me know what you thought!

 

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Easy No Shuck Oven Baked Corn on the Cob

Corn Cooked Right – No Shucking Way!


Description

Easy baked corn on the cob is the fastest and most delicious way to make this summer staple without needing to shuck the corn. Just pop the ear in the oven and bake for the perfect side dish for any summer meal.


Ingredients

  • Corn on the cob

To Finish (optional):

  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parm cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 or set grill to medium high or create hot fire with charcoal.
  2. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the corn husk starts to look brown/grey all over.
  3. Let sit for about 5 minutes
  4. Carefully peel away husk, it will be hot!
  5. Top with favorite toppings such as butter, salt and pepper, and/or cheese.
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