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10 Insanely Delicious Ways to Eat Corn on the Cob This Summer

Whether you nibble it from left to right or gnaw on it all the way around, there’s no wrong way to eat corn on the cob. So to celebrate this seasonal veggie, we’ve rounded up 10 mouthwatering corn on the cob recipes, all insanely tasty no matter what direction you eat it in.

Chipotle Parmesan corn on the cob 

The corn’s natural sweetness shines, but a touch of chipotle seasoning and Parmesan cheese keeps things interesting. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Chipotle seasoning
  • Parmesan

Sriracha beer butter grilled corn

Kick lightly charred corn up a notch with a strong beer and Sriracha-based sauce. Try it here!

Key ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter
  • IPA beer
  • Garlic powder
  • Sriracha
  • Cilantro

 

Grilled corn on the cob with honey butter

Make your sweet corn even sweeter with a simple honey butter that whips up in under a minute. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Honey
  • Olive oil
  • Parsley

Grilled corn with truffle oil, chilli, and Parmesan

A touch of fancy truffle oil elevates backyard barbecue corn, and the red chilli and fresh coriander (aka cilantro!) bring a bright flavor and color to the mix. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Truffle oil 
  • Fresh coriander
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Lime zest
  • Red chilli

Grilled corn with bacon butter and cotija cheese

As if the bacon butter (simply crispy bacon rolled into soft butter) wasn’t enough to get us drooling, creamy cotija cheese and a char-grilled finish takes these kernels to the next level. Then repurpose that bacon butter. Grill it here!

Key ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Bacon
  • Cotija cheese
  • Cilantro

Basil Parmesan grilled corn

This Italian-inspired corn relies on a simple homemade basil vinaigrette and Parmesan cheese. Make it here.

Key ingredients:

  • Basil
  • Shallot
  • Garlic
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Parmesan cheese

 

Grilled corn five ways

What’s better than one grilled corn recipe in one link? FIVE of them, obviously. Try out classic street, bacon-cheddar, pizziaola, garlic Old Bay, and/or toasted sesame styles here!

Key ingredients:

  • Bacon
  • Mayo
  • Feta
  • Old Bay
  • Tomatoes

Corn on the cob with Sriracha

Grilled corn is smothered in a sweet and spicy Asian-inspired sauce of Sriracha, mayo, Dijon mustard, and honey. It’s here!

Key ingredients:

  • Mayo
  • Sriracha
  • Greek yogurt
  • Dijon mustard
  • Honey

Taiwanese grilled corn

While it grills, the corn is brushed with a dressing of soy paste, sweet chili sauce, and Sriracha, which creates a caramelized effect. It's a staple of Taipei night markets. Recipe here.

Key ingredients: 

  • Soy paste
  • Sweet chili sauce
  • Sriracha
  • Lime
  • Garlic

Cheesy roasted garlic corn on the cob

Boiled corn doesn’t have to be boring -- smother it with roasted garlic aioli and a mountain of Parmesan cheese! Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Garlic
  • Mayo
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Lime juice
  • Olive oil


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Christine Fischer is a freelance writer dedicated to a strict diet of Champagne, cookies, and the occasional pizza. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.