25 April, 2015

Roasted corn methods

When a recipe calls for "roasted corn," what do you do? This post outlines four methods you can use. At the bottom of this post, you'll find links to recipes using roasted corn and to helpful references. You'll find Tips for selecting and storing fresh corn here.

Roasted  Corn Methods

  • Oven-roast frozen corn like Chef Rick Bayless
    • Defrost corn, drain, and pat dry.
    • Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
    • Toss corn with a little olive oil and place on lined baking sheet. 
    • Roast for twenty-five (25) minutes, stirring halfway through the baking time. 

  • Oven-roast fresh corn like chef Tyler Florence
    • Preheat oven to 350ºF. 
    • Place corn husks directly on the oven rack and roast until corn is soft, about thirty (30) minutes.  

  • Charcoal-grill fresh corn like Chef Rick Bayless
    • An hour before serving, place ears of corn in a deep bowl and cover with cold water. Weight with a plate to keep submerged.
    • Start charcoal fire and let burn until coals are medium-hot.
    • Adjust grill to four (4)-inches above fire.
    • Shake excess water from corn; then, lay it on grill.
    • Turning frequently, roast until outer leaves are blackened, about fifteen to twenty (15 to 20) minutes.
    • Wearing oven mitts, remove from grill. Be careful because corn will be very hot.
    • Cool corn several minutes before removing husks and silk.
    • About ten (10) minutes before serving, brush corn with melted butter and return to grill until nicely browned. Be sure to turn corn frequently.
    • Serve (or use) immediately.

How do you roast corn? Tell us in comments!

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Page Last Updated 17 June 2015

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