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3 Creative Ways to Prepare Corn

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If you want to cook up some corn on the cob, you no longer have to spend hours over a boiling pot. There are a variety of fun and exciting ways to cook juicy corn that the whole family will love. Try out one of these corn cooking methods and flavorings that leave the boiling pot in the cabinet. 

1. Fire Grilling 
One of the most popular ways to cook corn during the summer is right out on the grill with any other food you're preparing for a cookout. You can place corn with the husks still on the top level of the grill for an earthier flavor or place the unhusked corn directly on the grill to blacken it a bit. This is a quick and easy way to make corn that comes out very different than boiling it. 

Grilled corn is a growing trend for a reason. Grilled corn is a growing trend for a reason.

2. Microwaving 
Did you know you can microwave corn on the cob? A microwave makes cooking up to four ears at once a breeze. It's helpful for when you're preparing for a large meal but don't have room on the grill. It also doesn't make the kitchen full of steam like boiling corn does. 

3. Roasting with Flavor 
In addition to cooking corn, many people are getting creative with what they add to the corn. Here are just a few toppings that are becoming popular: 

  • Bacon
  • Cinnamon sugar 
  • Goat cheese and herbs 
  • Chili powder 
  • Guacamole 
  • Curry. 

You can cook corn with these butters, rubs and coatings in a roaster oven. Try it at a low setting to soak in the flavor or at a high setting to sear the edges.