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Thread: Cooler Corn

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    Senior Member Lynnc's Avatar
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    For all you Bar-B-Quer's out there. This is just a fantastic idea!

    The Best Way to Cook Corn on the Cob for a Crowd?

    It's Cooler Corn



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    Am I the only person who hasn't heard of "cooler corn"?

    As an obsessive food nerd, you'd expect that I would have

    at least heard of it, but over the weekend I was blindsided

    by the simple genius of this method for cooking loads of

    corn on the cob (which is still in season, no matter that

    summer already seems like a sad memory) perfectly.

    I was hepped to it while visiting my family in Maine. Short

    story: We like corn on the cob. And with eight adults at

    the table, that means a couple of dozen ears. We would

    have used the lobster pot to cook them all, but the lobster

    pot was busy steaming lobster. (And please don't spell it

    "lobstah". It's not funny.) Then my sister, a capable Maine

    cook with years of camping experience says "let's do cooler

    corn!" Before I can ask "what the hell is cooler corn?" a

    Coleman cooler appears from the garage, is wiped clean,

    then filled with the shucked ears. Next, two kettles-full of

    boiling water are poured over the corn and the top closed.

    Then nothing.

    When we sat down to dinner 30 minutes later and opened it,

    the corn was perfectly cooked. My mind was blown. And I'm

    told that the corn will remain at the perfect level of doneness

    for a couple of hours.

    Turns out, Cooler Corn is pretty well known among the

    outdoorsy set (I found a handful of mentions on various

    camping websites). But for those of us who avoid tents as

    much as possible, it's perfect for large barbecues and way

    less of mess than grilling. In fact, I may even buy another

    cooler just so I'm ready for next summer. Now that I'm in

    the know.

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    Good to know!!:thumbup:

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    interesting

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    Super Member tuesy's Avatar
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    My Mom sent this to me in email...I figured she did it cause we always would put corn up in the summer..LOL but come next year, I'm going to try this.

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    Thats neat. I have never heard of it. I am not a outdoorsy
    person... But that is a wonderful neat thing to do.

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    Don't worry I'm another that hadn't heard of it. I better try it.
    I love corn on the cob. Thanks for the post. :thumbup:

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    Very interesting. I've never heard of this either but I will definitely try it next year. The lobster sounded good too.

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    Never heard of it! Passed the idea around though. Thanks.

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    Super Member Quiltbeagle's Avatar
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    I learn something new every day. Great idea!

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    Super Member Murphy's Avatar
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    What a great idea! I have never heard of this before either. I sent to my friend who has a core family of 17 siblings and the children go out from there (laughter). Thanks for sharing this great tip!!

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