Who doesn’t love a hot and juicy, freshly cooked corn on the cob during weeknight suppers and backyard cookouts! That crunchy, buttery goodness of the corn makes it a delicious side dish whether you boil it or grill the corn. If you have leftovers than wrap them in a plastic bag and refrigerate them. You must be wondering how to reheat cooked corn on the cob leftovers without losing their juiciness.
There are various ways to make sure your leftover corn on the cob tastes as fresh as it did the first time you ate.
How to Reheat Cooked Corn on the Cob
There are four ways of reheating the cooked corn on the cob:
Method 1: In a Microwave
Here are the steps to properly warm up that corn:
- Start by placing the corn on the cob in a microwave-safe plate
- Place a plastic wrap or damp towel to cover the corn.
- Let the corn heat for 10 to 20 seconds bursts. This will make sure the corn doesn’t start popping.
- Once the corn is warm, take it out of the microwave.
You can even add in a dash of flavor by brushing the corn lightly with butter and some seasoning.
Method 2: In the Oven
While this is a time-intensive way of reheating your cooked corn on the cob, it is also the most effective method. It ensures the cooked corn thoroughly cooks and stays warm. Here is how:
- Preheat the over for five minutes at 350 °F
- Place the corn on the cob in a dish
- Pour in a small amount of water in the bottom of the dish
- Cover the dish properly with a foil
- Place it in the oven for five to eight minutes
- Take it out and enjoy!
This method is especially effective during the winter season.
Method 3: In Boiling Water
Reheating cooked corn on the cob in boiling water is the easiest way. Here are the steps you can follow:
- Place a pot filled with water on the stove and let is boil
- Once the water starts boiling, carefully place the corn in using a spatula
- Let it boil until it is thoroughly heated. Since the corn is precooked, it will only need around two minutes to warm up
- Use the spatula to take out the corn and place it on a plate
Season with salt and butter. Enjoy!
Method 4: On the Grill
If you had cooked the corn on the cob using a grill, it is not a good idea to reheat it using the boiling water method. However, if you cooked the corn by boiling it, you can reheat it on a grill. Here is how:
- Start by heating your grill
- Lightly coat the cooked corn on the cob with some oil
- Carefully place it on the grill
- Make sure to keep a close eye as cooked corn quickly warms up
- Rotate the corn after 30 seconds to ensure it gets nicely warmed
Place it on a plate and enjoy!
You can now enjoy your leftover cooked corn on the cob using one of these methods without losing its freshness and crunchiness.