5 Crazy Good Ways to Make Corn on the Cob

corn on the cobI've seen the piles of corn on the cob starting to creep into the markets, and I've already pulled out my holders on more than one occasion. And so begins the season of one of the most delicious vegetables that screams summer like none other.

It's fun, bright, and festive, and goes with most any meal. Because it's so delicious and simple, it lends itself to many different recipes too. Here are five of my favorite ways to prepare corn on the cob.

What are your favorite ways to cook corn on the cob?

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  • Five Corn on the Cob Recipes

  • Fire Roasted Corn


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    Cooked over an open flame, fire-roasted corn has one of the best and most distinctive tastes. Once you get the technique down, you won't want to do it any other way.

  • Fried Corn on the Cob


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    Mostly found out state fairs and the like, it's a decadent way to eat vegetables for sure. But it's oh so delicious too, and you can even make it at home with this recipe.

  • Grilled Mexican Corn


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    If you're not quite ready to fire up the grill, this recipe lets you create zesty, spicy corn on the cob in the oven. In a word it's incredible, and there's cheese involved!

  • Boiled Corn on the Cob


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    No matter the weather, corn boiled on the stove is always a hit. The technique is simple, and the taste is great.

  • Grilled Corn With Roasted Garlic & Herbs


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    Garlic gives corn an extra special kick, and this recipe from Food & Wine adds just the right mixture of it and a few other spices for perfectly enjoyable ears.


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