For great corn on the cob indoors.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 ears corn
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir water, sugar, and salt together until the sugar and salt dissolves in a container large enough to hold the corn.

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  • Submerge corn in the brine; soak at least 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Remove corn from the brine, shake to remove excess liquid, and cook directly on an oven rack for 1 hour.

Editor's Notes:

Always brine foods in a food-grade, non-reactive container such as a stainless steel or enameled stockpot, a brining bag, or a food-grade plastic bucket. Never use ordinary trash bags, plastic trash cans, or metal buckets or containers not meant for food use.

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 67.1g 22% DV; fat 1.1g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 27.7mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2013
Whether you use this method because it’s an easy, no-fuss method of roasting corn or because you want to free up space on your grill or stove-top, you won’t end up with a more perfect ear of corn cooked any other way. The recipe doesn’t indicate this, but since you’re directed to bake the corn for an hour, and since corn is generally soaked in its husks, I assumed the husks were meant to be left on. Two ears fit perfectly in a 2-quart beverage pitcher. This corn was, in a word, simply excellent - sweet, juicy, delightfully “seasoned” because of the salt/sugar brine. Time and temperature were both spot on. Hubs and I couldn’t stop commenting all through dinner on how good this was! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2013
I tried this as is and was not impressed. I don't know if the brine did anything or not. Next time I will try some in the brine and some cooked without to see if the natural sweetness of the corn is improved or not. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2013
Whether you use this method because it’s an easy, no-fuss method of roasting corn or because you want to free up space on your grill or stove-top, you won’t end up with a more perfect ear of corn cooked any other way. The recipe doesn’t indicate this, but since you’re directed to bake the corn for an hour, and since corn is generally soaked in its husks, I assumed the husks were meant to be left on. Two ears fit perfectly in a 2-quart beverage pitcher. This corn was, in a word, simply excellent - sweet, juicy, delightfully “seasoned” because of the salt/sugar brine. Time and temperature were both spot on. Hubs and I couldn’t stop commenting all through dinner on how good this was! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2013
Make sure and leave the CORN IN THE HUSK when you brine it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2013
This recipe caught my eye. I’m used to making corn on the grill, and an oven recipe, especially one that cooked the corn for an hour, was intriguing. We started with fresh, Wisconsin sweet corn. Leaving the husks on, we followed the directions exactly and the corn turned out sweet, tender and delicious. It’s something I never would have thought of doing and is something I will definitely do again. It’s absolutely a wonderful and different way to enjoy sweet corn. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2013
I had to try this recipe because of the cooking method! Since I had the oven on already anyway and since I had one cob of corn I figured I'd give it a whirl. I halved the ingredients and left it to brine for about two hours before placing it in the oven. I am sorry not to have taken a photo of the cob before cutting it away! It was a little dried-out looking like corn gets when you leave it on the counter too long after taking it from boiling water. The taste was good and didn't need to have any extra seasoning. I probably won't make it again this way but I'm anxious to have someone else make it and see if it was just something I did wrong. I really wanted to like this! EDIT: Talking to the author of this recipe on the Buzz I discovered that the directions to his recipe were supposed to inform us to LEAVE THE HUSKS ON! I'm so glad to see that Naples did that and so now I really need to try this again so I can change my rating! EDIT AGAIN! I felt the need to try this method again! And I did another photo too! We did like this method and the corn was good and it was sweet---not quite like back in the old days when my dad raised his own corn and you could taste the natural sugar crystals in the corn. This does in a pinch. I still like when I put my corn in boiling water for just a very few minutes--just enough to warm it up. That's how I like mine! Thanks Ed. I am done with corn for this season now! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2014
No need to use up space on the outdoor grill anymore! So easy to do and such a tasty result. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2013
I tried this as is and was not impressed. I don't know if the brine did anything or not. Next time I will try some in the brine and some cooked without to see if the natural sweetness of the corn is improved or not. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2014
This was a Big hit at my last dinner party. Like so many Others I left the corn in the husk. I Let mine soak in the Brine for about 7 hours refrigerated. Served with "Indian" lamb stuffed onions and spicy egg plant. I didn't tell anyone how I made the the corn. Yet everyone's first bite was followed by Mmmmmmmmm how'd you make this? Definite Keeper!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2014
Omg!Made this tonight & it was wonderful! (I'd made some roasted garlic while the corn brined mashed up in some soft margarine to slather on the corn!) I decreased the cook time to 40 minutes turned the oven off the last 15-20 minutes while the rest of dinner finished cooking! It was perfection! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2017
This was so easy for our Family Sunday crowd of 20. Other recipe reviews say to leave it in the husk but we had already husked corn (thank you Costco) so we soaked it (cutting the sugar in half) and wrapped each 1/2 ear in foil just before baking. They turned out perfect. Read More
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