How to Cook Corn on the Cob for Large Crowds: Cooler Corn
I saw one of the most amazing and baffling cooking tips ever, on Pinterest last Fall. I couldn’t wait until corn season returned, so I could give this idea of “Cooler Corn” a try. If you have ever wondered how to cook corn on the cob for a crowd, this is THE WAY!
Cooking corn on the cob for a big crowd, using a pot and water, can take a long time, or use up a lot of pots. By using a cooler (aka Ice Chest), you can cook a boatload of corn at once. Give your cooler a good wash and scrub, then lay out your corn on the cob. Poor two kettles, or pots, of boiling water over your corn. Close the lid of the cooler and let your corn sit for about 30 minutes. Voila!! We gave it a try over Mother’s Day weekend, and it worked perfectly! The corn should be able to sit and remain a good temperature, for a couple of hours.
Some people worry about the chemicals inside the cooler leaking into the food, but I checked with my manufacturer and my cooler is BPA free. You will want to do a quick search to make sure your cooler is BPA free, but these days brands are doing a much better job of keeping our products safe.
All your corn on the cob problems solved with these easy cooking method!