[StBernard] Cooler Corn

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Tue Oct 18 07:43:50 EDT 2011

Sounds like a good idea!
Might work for a block party...

Thought you might find this interesting esp those of you who might cook for
a large group!!

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

It's Cooler Corn

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 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.Then my sister, a
capable Maine cook with years of camping experience says "let's do cooler
corn!" Before I can ask "what 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 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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