Learn how to make oven roasted corn on the cob. Here we show you how to cook it in the oven both on and off the cob making it super sweet. Yum!
If you've never cooked your corn in the oven, you're in for a real treat. The corn is made super sweet from the process.
I love making it in the colder months - the heat from the oven and the killer smell of the corn roasting away in the background warms me to my kissers. ;)
Firstly, though, be sure you buy only organic corn. That's because corn crops are almost always grown with GMO's (Genetically Modified Organisms), and I don't know about you but I don't want to eat Frankenfood! I love what The Food Revolution has to teach us about this very important topic. Be sure to check their website out here.
There are a couple different ways of doing this, so you just want to picture your finished dish so you'll know which technique you want to use.
These two methods are...
Here they are for you to try -- discover your favorite!
Completely remove the husks and silk from the ears of corn as explained in our Corn Cooking Guide.
Lightly cover corn kernels with a spread using a base of buttery spread (such as organic Earth Balance) or use extra-virgin olive oil. Mix with your favorite herbs, spices, and other flavors you love using the "Corn Flavor Matches". Don't be afraid - you can really do no wrong as long as you stick to the ingredients you love. Play with your food, my friend!
Place in an oven-proof dish and cook at 450 degrees F until fork tender, about 10-15 minutes.
Completely remove the husks and silk from the corn. Cut the very bottom of the ear off to make a flat surface. Place this flat surface on a cutting board. Using a sturdy knife, cut off the kernels, getting as close as you can to the cob.
Toss kernels with a little extra-virgin olive oil (a little goes a LONG way). Sprinkle with your favorite herbs and spices, or at the very least some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Spread corn in ungreased baking pan. Bake in 450 degree F oven approximately 20 minutes or until corn begins to turn light golden brown, stirring every 5-10 minutes.
When it's done cooking, you can mix it with any veggies or beans you like for a tasty dish all your own. Or make some roasted vegetables at the same time. The flavor combos will nearly make you faint dead away. ;)