Summer is the perfect time for cookouts, picnics, and outdoor get-togethers. Hamburgers and hot dogs are usually the main course, but side dishes can vary based on location and crowd.
One of our favorite cookout side dishes is fresh corn-on-the-cob. If you want to enjoy this easy side dish, try cooking your corn with one of the following methods:
- Boil it: Place your shucked corn in a wide, flat pan or a tall pot. Fill your pan/pot with enough water to cover the corn and add a tablespoon of salt. Boil for 3-5 minutes for fresh corn or 6-8 minutes for corn that’s a few days old.
- Microwave it: Don’t shuck your corn for this method. Place 2 ears of corn in your microwave and cook for 4-6 minutes. Let it cool before handling.
- Grill it: Pull back the husks, but leave them attached at the bottom. Remove any corn silk and brush the corn with olive oil. Let the husks cover the corn again and wrap it all in aluminum foil. Grill over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, for about 15 minutes or until the husks are toasted.
We love to serve our corn with our Key Lime butter. It’s not the most traditional way to eat it, but it is certainly the yummiest! Try it for yourself!
Key Lime Corn-on-the-Cob
4 tbsp Salted Butter, melted
Cayenne Pepper, to taste
Corn on the Cob, cooked
- Combine melted butter with Key Lime dip mix.
- Brush Key Lime butter on corn-on-the-cob and sprinkle with cayenne pepper, if desired.