Cooler Corn

Did you know you can cook corn in a cooler? it’s an old trick, but a good one if you’re making fresh corn on the cob for a crowd, according to Bon Appétit. The steps are as simple as one, two, three.

Corn Cooling
Corn Cooling / Natalie Maynor / CC BY 2.0

1. Clean your cooler thoroughly. You’re cooking food directly in it, so don’t skimp on the hot water and dish soap, especially if you tend to take raw meats to cookouts with no more than a rinse in between cooler uses.

2. Husk your corn. Did you know you can use a microwave to help get all those clinging silks off? Discard the husks and silks and lay all the corn in the cooler.

3. Cover corn with boiling water. Once the corn is covered, close the lid and wait 30 minutes. The corn will be done to perfection and the cooler will keep it hot for a couple hours if you’re taking it to a longer celebration.