Corn on the Cob: 3 Ways

Corn on the cobCorn on the cob is one of those foods that can feel almost season-less. I love it in the summer (gotten a few beautiful cobs in my CSA deliveries) and I love it in the colder months too. You can dress it up to feel light or comforting depending on your mood. Here are three ideas for dressing up your corn on the cob. Chili lime corn on the cobSouthwestern corn on the cobChili Lime Corn on the Cob, makes 3-4.

Needed: 3-4 cobs of corn, 1 lime, 1 tablespoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, 1-2 tablespoons melted butter and 2-3 tablespoons olive oil.

Remove husks and threads from corn. In a small bowl combine the chili powder, cayenne and cumin. Brush the corn with a mixture of melted butter and oil until just coated. Sprinkle on the spice mixture and wrap in aluminum foil.

I baked my corn at 350 F for about 20 minutes. You could also throw these on the grill, just adjust your cook time (probably more like 12-15 minutes).

Zest the lime. Use a fork to mash the lime zest and salt together. Once your corn is cooked brush with a bit more butter/oil and sprinkle on your lime salt. Serve with lime wedges.Feta corn on the cobGarlic Feta Corn on the Cob, makes 3-4.

Needed: 3-4 cobs of corn, 1 teaspoon garlic salt (or more to taste), 1-2 tablespoons melted butter, 2-3 tablespoons olive oil and 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese.

Remove husks and threads from corn. Brush the corn with a mixture of melted butter and oil until just coated. Sprinkle on the garlic salt and wrap in aluminum foil.

I baked my corn at 350 F for about 20 minutes. You could also throw these on the grill, just adjust your cook time (probably more like 12-15 minutes).

Once your corn is ready to serve brush on just a bit more butter/oil and sprinkle with feta! (This is probably my favorite, I just love me some feta!!!)Sweet corn on the cobSweet Nutmeg Corn on the Cob, makes 3-4.

Needed: 3-4 cobs of corn, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 3-4 tablespoons melted butter.

Remove husks and threads from corn. In a small bowl combine the sugar and nutmeg. Brush the corn with melted butter until just coated. Sprinkle on the sugar mixture and wrap in aluminum foil.

I baked my corn at 350 F for about 20 minutes. You could also throw these on the grill, just adjust your cook time (probably more like 12-15 minutes).

Serve with a few pats of butter. Maybe less than pictured; I think I may have gone a little butter crazy in that photo. (Face red.) Enjoy! xo. Emma

  • So true, absolutely gorgeous – I also want yards and yards!

  • I love corn on the cob. We’re in Thailand now and I’ve had barbequed corn with peanut dipping sauce from a market a few times now.

    I’ll definitely try these versions when I get home.

  • They all look amazing! I just found a vendor that sells corn on the cob in all the ways you mentioned and more!

  • If you add a cotija/mayo/sourcream mixture to the first version, you can call it ‘elote’…a mexican street corn. So delicious.
    Sondra (from Texas)

  • One of my all-time favourites! I love the ideas you come up with for recipes, especially your take on the classics.
    Ronnie xo

  • Mmmm.. this post makes me want corn on the cob!! It’s always nice to know how to spice up normal things and I love how your blog does that!

    Xx

    http://kendra-genevieve-rose.blogspot.com

  • oh my dear lord!!!! That chili lime corn looks fabulous!!! Probelm is, corn season around here isnt so great with the lack of rain 🙁 I may just have to buy some frozen ones!

  • What great ideas! I’ve got about a billion ears of corn in my fridge right now just waiting to be dressed up. I think the “sweet nutmeg” version will be added to our dinner menu for tonight. Yum!

    – Jennifer @ JennJill Designs
    http://www.JennJillDesigns.com

  • HA! Being Mexican, there’s nothing better, than roasted corn on the cob with Lucas Chili Powder and Lemon Lime powder with Lime covered all over it! I can’t have corn any other way!

  • The chilli lime combination sounds soooo good. I would have never thought to do that!

  • My husband and I love Feta so I will have to try that version and the other 2 too. What great recipes.

  • Wow until this post, the only way I know about eating corn is with butter. Now I can’t wait to try these out for myself!

  • Yum! I’ve never had feta with my corn on the cob but now I cant wait to try it!

  • My siblings would love the Chili Lime corn on the cob. They’re fanatics of chili and lime. Hot and sour is what they like. XD

  • looks yum, here in belgium we are not that into corn, but i think it is soooooo good! i will certainly try this at home!

    www.mamajulesbrussels.blogspot.com

  • I just cooked the chilli lime version, it’s the quickest I’ve eve seen my husband eat corn. Thanks for the recipe (and the blog)

  • I love corn on the cob! I am definitely trying all three recipes…yum yum yum.

  • Love the look of the lime and chili version. Will definitely try it!

  • YUMMM! That looks so good! These are must try recipes!
    jennybodell.blogspot.com

  • mmmmmmm

    xoxo,
    Rachel Nicole @ Summer Breeze

    http://rachyracheshobbycorner.blogspot.com/

  • I love corn on the cob, the chilli lime sounds so amazing.

    Zoe
    http://gypsiesister.blogspot.co.uk

  • Yum! Looks amazing…. Think I’ll have corn on the cob for dinner! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Yummy!!!
    I like corn! i will go out and buy corns for dinner!!
    thanks for sharing
    xoxo
    luisella

  • Corn on the cob is the best thing about having a BBQ!

    http://stainsofpaint.blogspot.com/

  • I just bought a bunch of corn for this upcoming week. I love anything lime, so I’ll have to try the chili lime recipe. Thanks for the inspiration

  • Oh, girls, that looks delicious. By the way, did you happen to see Becky Higgins post on how her mom cooks fresh corn (http://www.beckyhiggins.com/blog/2012/06/tip-giveaway-from-mom/) It is amazing and it works. I haven’t cooked corn any way but this since I read it.

  • Garlic feta sounds soooo yummy!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

  • This looks delicious! Especially the one with the chili and lime!

    www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  • Looks sooo tasty!! I’ve got to try it! 😀

    http://musikforidioter.blogg.se

  • I’m definitely going to try the chili lime corn, sounds and looks yummy!

    xx,
    http://bravebrunette.blogspot.com

  • I love corn on the cob every way!
    So good!

    xo
    alysamadisunshine.blogspot.com

  • I have to try the garlic feta one, looks amazing!
    http://www.theironyou.com

  • Oh I like the way how to mix up and turn one dish into different kinds. That is so great! In Vietname grilled sweet corn is one of favorite street food 🙂 We also put some green onion in the last way you mentioned. Oh gosh yum yum

  • this looks so scrumptious! i love corn on the cob,but get bored of just having it with butter…thanks so much for sharing these suggestions!cant wait to try them! 😀 😀

  • wow this is indeed a beautiful mess…yummy..but looks messy but yummy and beautiful

  • Chili lime corn on the cob sounds AMAZING! Oh my gosh, I want some so bad right now!

    -Lindsey
    http://ettu-tutu.blogspot.com

  • Love the different combos, but especially the first two! Feta is so yummy!

  • The other night, I seasoned some cobs with a little butter, garlic, and lemon zest. Then wrapped them in foil and put them on the grill with some pork chops. Mmmm, good eatin! 🙂

    Love your blog!

  • I love corn on the cob! And ours is just turning ripe in the garden so I will have to try these new ways to make corn on the cob.
    Carlee

    http://almostendearing.blogspot.com/

  • Hi Elsie! It is funny because as a vegeterian, I adore every single vegetable on earth and corn is a huge part of it. But, maybe it’s only in my hometown, we cant seem to imagine a plate including corn without anything else than salt and butter. Thanks for that little revolution!

  • Love, love, love me some sweet corn! Normally I just eat my corn with butter. I’ve never really thought about adding spices or feta- but these look amazing so I may just have to try something different! Thanks for the ideas! 🙂
    http://long-road-to-somewhere.blogspot.com/

  • I am not fan of this, but the recipes sounds great, in my country is very popular to eat this with 3 types of sauces: ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard and powder cheese, in El Salvador call it Elote loco (crazy corn)

    xo

  • Mmmmm! I always put chili powder on my corn! The one with feta looks AMAZING! I am not sure how i feel about making corn sweeter… I will have to try the nutmeg one!
    -Miranda
    http://paperthoughtsfabricdreams.com

  • YUM! I love corn on the cob I usually just load it in cracked pepper but the Chilli lime sounds delicious, might give this a try.

    Becky, K

    http://pixiwishesforeheadkisses.wordpress.com/

  • That looks AMAZING! The perfect food for summer. I miss corn on the cob SO much! Definitely on my list of things to eat when I get my braces off 🙂
    xx
    http://www.thrifted.ca

  • They look yummy. Especially the last one. We only have it in summer up north.

    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

  • I make a version of chili corn with cotija cheese, but I’ve never tried adding lime. I definitely will next time! oh, and grilling corn is the way to go. it gives it this incredible smoky flavor… then again almost anything tastes better on a grill 🙂

  • These look great-Chili Lime has been added to tomorrow’s menu! Thanks for sharing!!

  • I want them now! They look so good!

    xoxo Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

  • yum! thanks for sharing. i was just thinking how i’ve been craving corn, too.

  • i want them all..right now! i love my corn tex/mex style but that sweet nutmeg version sounds amazing too!

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