Gluten Free Recipes
5 Ways to Dress Up Corn on the Cob
Corn on the cob is one of the delights of summer, and it’s often featured at summer cookouts. Although it’s perfectly delicious slathered with butter and sprinkled with salt, you don’t have to limit yourself to that. Try these flavor-packed ways to dress up corn on the cob.
1. Bacon. Bacon dresses up and adds flavor to any food. Why not corn on the cob? Try wrapping it in bacon and then broiling, grilling with the husk, or wrapping in foil and then grilling. The bacon can stay on the corn while eating, or be removed for eating separately. Either way the corn will be infused with flavor.
2. Sauces. Want a quick and easy way to add extra flavor to corn? Bottled sauces are one way to do it. Barbeque sauce can be brushed on grilled corn at the end of cooking time. Other sauces can be served like condiments to top the corn, such as hot sauce or Ranch dressing.
3. Herbs. Corn can be wrapped with fresh basil leaves before cooking, or dried herbs can be added to butter and spread on cooked corn. Some herbs that go well with corn include basil, cilantro, dill, oregano, parsley, and thyme. Or try spreading pesto on cooked corn.
4. Cheese. Corn and cheese are often combined in recipes, and they can be combined on your plate, too. Sprinkle hot corn with cheese and add seasonings. Corn goes particularly well with cheddar, Colby, feta, and Monterey Jack cheeses.
5. Sour Cream & Chives. Think of corn on the cob like a baked potato, and top it the same way. Sour cream and chives add fat and flavor to dress up your corn.
Try a combination of the above ideas or set out a buffet of toppings and let everyone pick and choose what they want. Your kids will love that!