Toaster Oven Baked Corn On The Cob. Bake tender, sweet and juicy fresh corn in your toaster oven. Serve with curry coconut butter and lime wedges or your favorite toppings for a tasty summer side dish!
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“Big Oven” baked corn is awesome if you’re feeding a crowd. But if you’re only cooking for two then toaster oven baked corn is where it’s at. I mean why heat up your whole kitchen for a few ears of corn?
With grilling, boiling and even microwaving as options why would you want to bake your corn? Because it’s super easy – seriously I’m talking TAKE. BAKE. EAT. Not to mention the corn tastes fantastic!
What makes the corn so juicy and sweet is that you bake it with the silks and husks attached. An added bonus to this method is how easy those annoying silk strands slide right off the cooked corn kernels #littlethings
Make Your Toaster Oven Baked Corn
Start by preheating the toaster oven to 350º F degrees. We’ve tried a lot of time and temperatures with varying results.
At higher temps the corn always seemed to get dried out even with a shorter cook time. 350º for 30 minutes will never let you down.
Next wash off the outside of the corn husks. Dry them very well with a kitchen towel and slice off any silks (thin hairs) extending beyond the front of the husks.
What if my cobs don’t have husks? That’s totally cool just wrap them tightly in aluminum foil.
Arrange the corn on your toaster oven’s baking rack and place in the preheated toaster oven.
Safety First: Take a quick peek and make sure the cobs are not touching any of the walls of your toaster oven. Dried husks + super-hot walls can be a sketchy combo.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. When ready the husks will be much lighter, dried out and if you give the corn a little squeeze in the middle it should give a tiny bit.
Let the corn cool for a few minutes. Then pull back the husks and silks to remove them from the cobs.
What About The Butter?
You could go traditional with plain butter and salt. Or take things into flavor superstar territory with a creamy Curry Coconut Butter.
Coconut butter is rich and velvety making it a great butter alternative for any of your dairy-free or vegan dinner guests. It has a light coconut flavor that tastes delicious drizzled on everything.
If you enjoy the classic flavor combo of curry + coconut you are going to love this butter. Warm and earthy curry powder combined with rich coconut butter, a splash of coconut oil, bright lime zest and chopped cilantro.
Drizzle it over your fresh from the toaster oven baked corn on the cob, squeeze on a lime wedge or two and grab some napkins!
Mmmm…so messy but oh so delicious!
- 2 to 4 Ears of Corn (in husks)
- 2 teaspoons melted coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 2 tablespoons coconut butter (at a smooth stirable texture)
- 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lime peel
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped cilantro
- Salt and pepper
- Lime Wedges
- Preheat toaster oven to 350 F.
- Wash and dry the outside of the husks. Slice off any silks (thin hairs) extending beyond the front of the husks. If your corn doesn’t have husks on them wrap the corn cobs tightly in foil.
- Place corn on your toaster oven baking rack and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. (Make sure the corn ears are not touching any of the walls of your toaster oven)
- Prepare the Curry Coconut Butter (recipe below) while the corn bakes. After 30 minutes give the corn a little squeeze in the middle it should give a tiny bit when it’s ready.
- Allow corn to cool a few minutes. Remove the husks by pulling straight back. The silks will attach to the husk and come right off the corn kernels.
- Serve with curry coconut butter and lime wedges or use your favorite corn on the cob toppings.
- For Curry Coconut Butter: In a small bowl whisk together the coconut oil and curry powder until the curry powder is dissolved. Whisk in 1 tablespoon of the coconut butter and add more a teaspoon at a time until desired thickness is achieved. Add lime peel and cilantro and stir until well combined. Taste butter and add salt and pepper to season as desired.
Store leftover curry coconut butter in a covered container in the fridge for up to one week. Set on the counter at least 30 minutes before using to allow it to come to room temperature.
Nutritional information is an estimate for 1 baked corn on the cob drizzled with 1/4 of the curry coconut butter.
Coconut butter a/k/a Coconut Manna is slowly becoming more common in grocery stores and can be found at natural food stores like Whole Foods. We order our favorite Coconut Butter = Nutiva Coconut Manna from Amazon, it comes in two jars that last quite a long time.
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