Cook Corn For A Crowd In A Cooler

Cook Corn For A Crowd In A Cooler

If you want to cook corn for the masses, Bon Appetit suggests a dead simple, ingenious method: “cooler corn”.

Basically, fill a large, clean cooler with loads of corn on the cob and pour two kettles-full of boiling water over the corn, then close the top.

30 minutes later, your corn will be perfectly cooked.

Campers and other outdoorsy people probably already know this trick, but the rest of now have a new, neater way to make lots of corn for company.

The Best Way to Cook Corn on the Cob for a Crowd? It’s Cooler Corn [Bon Appetit]


  • I would be concerned with using hot water and food in a cooler, couldn’t the hot water leech chemicals out of the cooler plastic (as i presume its not really food grade plastic) and into the corn or am i just being paranoid ?

    • It probably depends on the plastic; cheaper, thin walled coolers might be more of a risk. Even the cheapest stuff won’t be too bad though as the water will be below boiling point and shouldn’t leech out too much muck (if any).

  • I’ve always found corn wrapped in greaseproof paper and microwaved for a few minutes to taste better than when they’re boiled as sweetness stays in the corn rather than being lost in the water.

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