Fresh corn on the cob is preferred at many summer BBQ get-togethers and weeknight meals.
It does not matter whether you grill corn on the cob alongside ribs, brisket, or burgers; no one can resist the delicious pull of sweet buttery corn kernels.
However, if there is leftover corn on the cob, how do you reheat it, so you get the same delicious sweet buttery taste?
Can You Eat Leftover Cooked Corn on the Cob?
Yes, you can eat leftover corn on the cob. There are many ways you can reuse corn on the cob.
For example, you can eat it or remove it from the kernel and make corn salad, using it in another dish such as creamed corn or corn salsa.
How Long Is Leftover Corn on the Cob Good For
Unfortunately, fresh fruits such as corn have a relatively short life expectancy. Therefore, corn or any cooked food should never be stored at room temperature.
Cooked corn can only be at room temperature for a minimum of two hours. If corn is held at a temperature of 40°F and 140°F, it could cause the corm to spoil quicker and lead to foodborne illness.
If your corn on the cob has been at room temperature for over 2 hours, throw it out.
It is best to wrap your corn on the cob tightly with plastic wrap as soon as your meal is finished and store it in the refrigerator.
Corn stored in this manner has a lifespan of 5-7 days. However, after 5 days, the corn kernels will start to shrivel, making them less appealing.
How to Reheat Corn on the Cob
If you know how to reheat corn on the cob, you will get sweet buttery delicious corn on the cob every time you need to reheat leftovers.
How to Reheat Corn on the Cob Using the Oven
There is no doubt that the oven is the best method to reheat any food, whether it be brisket, crab legs, or pulled pork.
Furthermore, it will only take about 10 minutes to reheat corn on the cob in the oven.
Heat your oven to 350°F. Next, place each ear of corn on sheets of aluminum foil large enough to wrap around the corn on the cob.
Add a tablespoon of butter on top of each corn along with salt, pepper, and your preferred seasonings.
Add 1 teaspoon of water or milk to each ear of corn, then wrap the foil around each corn on the cob and twist each end of the foil to prevent steam from escaping.
Place the corn on the cob onto a cookie sheet or directly onto the oven’s rack and cook it for 5-7 minutes.
Open one ear of corn to see if it is warm enough. If it is not warm enough, rewrap the corn on the cob and cook it for an additional 3-5 minutes until the corn is heated through.
Let the corn cool for 3-5 minutes before serving.
How Do I Reheat Corn on the Cob on the Grill
Grilling corn on the cob adds an unmistakable depth of flavor.
In addition to this, if you grilled your corn on the cob on your natural gas grill, it is best to reheat your corn on the cob on the grill.
Unfortunately, reheating grilled corn on the cob in the microwave oven will yield less than stellar results.
To reheat leftover corn on the cob on the grill, brush it with oil or melted butter.
Place it onto your hot kamado grill and grill it in 30-second increments, turning the corn after each increment until it is heated thoroughly.
Let your corn on the cob cool slightly, then serve and enjoy.
How Do I Reheat Corn on the Cob on the Stovetop
Corn on the cob is usually available during the summer months, which means it is scorching hot.
If it’s hot outside, you may not want to heat up your house with the oven, so reheating corn on the stove maybe your best option.
To reheat the leftover corn on the cob on the stove, place a pot of water over medium-high heat and allow the water to come to a boil.
Carefully add each ear of corn to the pot of boiling water and boil it for 3-5 minutes until the corn on the cob is heated through.
Remove each ear of corn from the boiling water with a pair of tongs and arrange them on a serving platter.
Add butter, salt, pepper, cheese, or your preferred topping to the corn before serving them.
How Do I Reheat Corn on the Cob in the Broiler
Yes, you can broil corn. Like broiling chicken wings, you must carefully watch your corn on the cob to prevent it from burning.
To reheat your corn on the cob in the broiler, arrange the ears of corn on a wire cooling rack set placed onto a rimmed cookie sheet.
Place the corn on the cob a minimum of 6 inches away from the heating instrument and cook it for 1 minute.
Rotate each corn on the cob 45 degrees and cook it for another minute until heated.
How Do I Reheat Corn on the Cob in the Microwave
The microwave is a convenient time-saver. However, most of us have experienced our beloved food turned into a tough, dry version of its former self resulting from microwaving it.
However, you can still reheat corn on the cob in the microwave if you follow these steps.
Arrange each corn on the cob on a microwave-safe dish and wrap it with plastic wrap or a damp paper towel.
Heat the corn on the cob in 20-30 second increments until heated thoroughly.
Heating the corn in increments will prevent the corn kernels from bursting open.
Remove the plastic wrap from the corn and serve it immediately to stop the cooking process.
Nobody likes biting into an ear of corn into unevenly heated corn.
There’s no way you can savor the buttery sweet taste of corn if some parts are as cold as ice and others are as hot as fire.
Luckily now that you know how to reheat corn the right way, you will never be subjected to unevenly reheated corn again.
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