Simple Oven Roasted Corn Recipe


This is an easy peasy recipe that I am keeping in my files for corn season as it hits its stride in the Northeast. Since I live in an apartment in New York without access to a a grill, boiling corn in salted water used to be my favorite method. Also, I try to avoid using the microwave whenever possible. Oven roasting ears in the husk is so easy with less clean-up that I've decided this will be how I will cook corn on the cob going forward.  

Simple Oven Roasted Corn Recipe
Ingredients
(from Tyler Florence)

  • 4 ears fresh corn

Method

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place corn husks directly on the oven rack and roast for 30-45 minutes or until corn kernels are soft. Peel down the husks and use as a handle when eating.
You may also consider brushing the corn with melted butter, sprinkling with chili powder or lime juice.  This recipe also lends well to apartment dwellers without access to a grill, but desire that charred flavor. Simply pull off the husk from the roasted corn, brush olive oil, and place directly under the broiler for a few minutes on each side, watching to make sure the corn browns but doesn't blacken. 

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great idea to oven roast. But if you want a fast way to get corn on the table in less than 10 minutes, either microwave it or pressure cook. Pressure cooking is my favorite because the corn comes out so juicy that you don't even need butter or salt.

Roberta Wennik said...

Great idea to oven roast. But if you want a fast way to get corn on the table in less than 10 minutes, either microwave it or pressure cook. Pressure cooking is my favorite because the corn comes out so juicy that you don't even need butter or salt.

Joanne said...

For such a simple recipe, it sounds fantastic! I bet the roasting will really bring out the corn's sweetness.

Cathy said...

What could be easier than that? We won't have corn for awhile and I will definitely try this method of roasting the ears.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Perfect. Funny. I have some wrapped up in foil with some chili butter right now!

lostpastremembered said...

I am with you, roasting intensifies the flavor... boiling dissipates! Can't wait for corn season!

Mari's Cakes said...

They look wonderful! I wasn't aware of that method for cooking corn, I will definitely try it.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Danielle said...

oooh....this sounds wonderful! I'm going to try this! :) Sorry I haven;t commented lately...some blogs make my computer at home crash so I have to wait until I have a momment at work (sshhhh)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Simple and fabulous! I love it. I just had some corn at a summer party yesterday!

Chef E said...

I am feeling mighty corny tonight!

Foodessa said...

I have to admit that I am quite boring when it comes to cooking corn. Other than boiling it...I used to have it grilled on the charcoal when we used to vacation in my Papa's Italian village.
Strange, how I never gave a thought to baking it...and why not? After all...I roast every other vegetable I get my hands on.
Christine...something so simple has opened up yet another door and to the oven the corn will go next time;o)
Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Pam said...

I hadn't thought of that either..roasting....great idea! Enjoy!

ModernMom said...

I have never roasted corn in the oven!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I do the same method only on the grill - it's wonderful! I love COTC time of year ;)

Lynn said...

I've had corn roasted on a bbq, but I never considered oven roasting. Thanks for the idea!

~Lisa~ said...

I love grilling my corn like that, in its husk. The corn comes out super sweet and flavorful. Great idea!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

Corn on the cob is something I never get tired of in the summer! I could probably eat it all year long! My dad always grills it :)

bunkycooks said...

I prepare corn all ways possible this time of year. It is a relatively short season, so I take advantage of having wonderful local corn. Oven roasting is something I have not tried, so I will give it a whirl!

A Canadian Foodie said...

There's no fresh corn until the fall around here - unless we want to buy what they bring in from Mexico... and that's a carbon footprint! But, I love it the way you have made it. I think I might have a little more silk on mine than you do once I tear off the husks. In a pinch, and when you only want one, 3 minutes in the microwave on high, in the husk works, too.
:)
YUM! Sweet juicy nibblets!
Valerie

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love corn!

Debinhawaii said...

That picture has me craving corn right now. I love how simple the recipe is and will give it a try with my next batch. ;-)

Angie's Recipes said...

Love the sweet corns...oven roasted sounds great.

Pam said...

Great idea and I will remember this when the local corn is ready!

Trix said...

Aren't you so excited for fresh corn? This is a great way to ernjoy it!

girlichef said...

Can't get much simpler than that, can you?? I love sweet corn...now I'm craving some =)

Cocina Savant said...

Fresh summer corn is one of my favorite foods and this recipe is as simple as it gets. I really need to get out of the house and to the farmers market to pick up some corn asap.

bellini valli said...

If I had to have my last meal on this earth it would be corn on the cob and some sun-ripened tomatoes.

SK said...

I also learned this method of cooking corn on the Food Network and it works so well!! I'm a college student on a budget and corn is a go-to meal! hehe

OysterCulture said...

Love corn - this may be the first time I've seen a single ingredient recipe. Can't wait to try it for myself.

Mimi said...

We love corn prepared this way.
Mimi

Ingrid De Villiers said...

It is so simple but looks sooo delicious!!!! I will definitely try to make it this way...thanks for posting it!
Ixx

Alli said...

stumbled upon your blog via vivalask :) and so happy i did! looking forward to following from now on.

and i came across your last giveaway from csn stores. such a coincidence because i did an 8-month internship with them in the cookware dept! such a great company.

anyways, happy blogging!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Tyler sure knows what he's doing! That is one enticing photo!

high low said...

Oh yum! Nice alternative to my lazy (but effective) way of cooking corn in the microwave (I just stick the whole corn - husk and all - into the microwave for a few minutes and voila - dinner!)

El said...

I cannot wait for fresh corn. I've never put it in the oven but this looks like a great idea!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I never cooked corn like this before. I bet the roasting brings out great flavor!

Sook said...

Boy.. Christine... I am craving fresh corn now!

eatingRD said...

mmm nothing like fresh corn in season :) Thanks for those links you sent!

Juliana said...

Oven roast corn...so simple and yet looks fabulous...will definitely try this way of cooking corn...the picture is awesome!

Sophie said...

Oven roasted corn, fresh!! How cool ids that?

Great & easy idea too!

Stella said...

I entered!
This corn is beautiful. It looks so plump and fresh, and the recipe is super easy. I'm trying it...

Lori said...

That corn looks beautiful! I just pulled our first two ears out of the garden yesterday. They could have gone an extra day or two, but I couldn't wait. I had it for dinner last night. :)

Heavenly Housewife said...

When the ingredients are good, there is no need to overpower them with additional flavours.
Going to check out the giveaway now ;)

tasteofbeirut said...

I have never tried oven-roasting corn; thanks for the idea!

nancy at good food matters said...

I do have a small smoker grill, and simply place the corn on it. I always leave the husks on too, infuses more corn flavor. Oven-roasting works really well, in the absence of a grill.

Anonymous said...

I just picked up 6 ears of corn at the farmer's market. Now I know what to do with it!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I've never tried roasting corn in the oven before! Great idea. It won't be long until we have fresh corn here. In Wisconsin there is a saying that the corn in the fields should be "knee high by the 4th of July".

Thomas Andrew said...

Simple recipe...but a great one. There is nothing better than the flavor of fresh corn. We have great local corn here on Long Island.

Michelle said...

We've been eating fresh corn at least twice a week for the last month and it seems to get better and better!

Great photo!