There is nothing quite like corn on the cob: sweet, juicy, and crunchy. Whether you are grilling it alongside burgers and hot dogs during the warm summer months or boiling it as a side for Sunday dinner, corn on the cob simply hits all the right spots.
If your house is like ours, corn on the cob goes pretty quick.
However, what about if you have leftover corn on the cob from last night’s dinner?
Is it possible to reheat it and still enjoy the same delicious taste and texture as when you first had it? Well, yes, it is absolutely possible. Read on as we share with you the best ways to reheat corn on the cob.
How to Reheat Corn on the Cob in the Microwave
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As with most leftovers, the quickest way to reheat corn on the cob is in the microwave.
Pop it in and you can enjoy a steaming hot corn on the cob in minutes. However, this method is not without its risks as it is extremely easy to overcook your corn.
Use increments. The trick here is to heat up the corn on the cob in increments.
Here is how to reheat corn on the cob in the microwave:
1. Place the corn on a microwave-safe dish and cover it with plastic wrap. If you don’t have plastic wrap handy, a damp paper towel will do the trick.
2. Set your microwave for between 10-20 seconds, depending on your microwave’s power. This will ensure that the corn kernels warm up instead of splitting open or popping.
3. Keep a close watch and reheat until the corn is warm.
4. Remove the corn on the cob from the microwave immediately so that you will not end up with overcooked corn.
To jazz it up and to add a little extra flavor, brush the corn with a bit of butter before each 10-20 second session.
How to Reheat Corn on the Cob in the Oven
While it takes a bit more time, the best way to reheat corn on the cob is in the oven.
This method takes approximately 10 minutes but you end up with flavorful crunchy corn that is as close to its original perfection as you can get.
All you have to do is follow these steps:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Set the corn on top of a sheet of aluminum foil — make sure that the foil is big enough to wrap around the cob.
3. Add a pat of butter, some salt and pepper, and a teaspoon of milk to the corn. You can switch the milk out for water but, trust us, it’s better with milk.
4. Wrap the foil around the corn and place it in the oven for approximately 5 to 7 minutes or until it is warm enough.
5. Remove from the oven and enjoy.
How to Reheat Corn on the Cob in Boiling Water
If you are looking for the easiest way to reheat corn on the cob, boiling is for you.
All you need to do to reheat corn on the cob by boiling is to:
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
2. Add the corn to the water, making sure that it is fully submerged.
3. Boil the corn until it is heated all the way through — since the corn is already precooked, this should only take about a minute or two.
4. Remove the corn from the pot and brush it with a pat of butter.
5. Lastly, add some salt and pepper for extra flavor.
How to Reheat Frozen Corn on the Cob
If your corn on the cob is coming right from the freezer, here is how you can quickly reheat it while retaining its flavor:
1. Place the frozen corn on the cob in a large pot and cover it with cold water.
2. Move the pot to the stovetop and set it to high heat.
3. Let the water reach a boil.
4. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to low.
5. Let it cook for about 5 to 8 minutes.
6. Once done, remove the corn from the hot water.
7. Season it with salt, pepper, and butter as desired.
Enjoy Your Mouth-Watering Corn on the Cob
There you have it: four different ways to reheat corn on the cob — from the quickest method to the best method for retaining taste.
Now that you know all the tricks to reheat this scrumptious treat, it is time to indulge in some delicious corn on the cob.