Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cooler Corn?

Am I the only person who hasn't heard of "cooler corn"? I received this email cooking tip from a friend and thought I would share it with you!  I wonder who wrote the original email???? Oh well, thanks - great idea!

The Best Way to Cook Corn on the Cob for a Crowd?

Over the weekend I was blindsided by the simple genius of this method for cooking loads of corn on the cob perfectly.
Short story: We like corn on the cob. And with eight adults at the table, that means a couple of dozen ears. We would have used the lobster pot to cook them all, but the lobster pot was busy steaming lobster. Then my sister, a capable Maine cook with years of camping experience says "let's do cooler corn!"
Before I can ask "what the heck is cooler corn?" a Coleman cooler appears from the garage, is wiped clean, then filled with the shucked ears. Next, two kettles-full of boiling water are poured over the corn and the top closed.

Then nothing.

When we sat down to dinner 30 minutes later and opened it, the corn was perfectly cooked. My mind was blown. And I'm told that the corn will remain at the perfect level of doneness for a couple of hours.

Turns out, Cooler Corn is pretty well known among the outdoorsy set, but for those of us who avoid tents as much as possible, it's perfect for large barbecues and is way less of mess than grilling. In fact, I may even buy another cooler just so I'm ready for next summer, now that I'm in the know.
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