Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob


corn on the cob

Cook this summer’s corn on the cob easily in your slow cooker.  Season shucked corn on the cob, wrap in foil, and let your slow cooker do the rest.

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I grew up in a small farming community in northwestern Michigan.  The farmers in our county grew a lot of asparagus and corn.  While I didn’t appreciate those large, tender spears of asparagus as a kid, I absolutely adored fresh corn on the cob.  So did my dad and as soon as corn was in season, we’d eat corn on the cob with pretty much every dinner.  We’d slather the corn in butter,  cover it in salt and eat it straight off the cob.

My mom always cooked the corn in batches in a large pot of boiling water so that’s how I’ve always cooked it.  But when the temperatures outside soar, the last thing I want to do is heat up the kitchen with a huge vat of boiling water.  It occurred to me that I could probably cook corn on the cob in my slow cooker.  I had willing volunteers to try it out and it was a success!

corn on the cob

Shuck the corn and remove the silk.  I spread butter on each cob and then seasoned with salt and pepper.  In retrospect, I think I’d butter it after it was cooked.  Too much of the butter drained off in to the foil.  If I’m going to eat butter, I want to see it.

corn on the cob

Wrap each cob of corn in a piece of foil and seal tightly.  Layer the corn in a slow cooker seal side up so the juices don’t run out.  I cooked 4 ears of corn and ended up switching to a smaller 4 quart slow cooker than the black one pictured.  You could easily fit 6-8 ears in this 6 quart slow cooker.   I cooked the ears on high for about 2.5 hours. I checked at 2 hours and they weren’t quite done yet but every slow cooker is different.  If you need more time, try on low for 4 hours and start checking.

corn on the cob

Unwrap the corn and it’s ready to eat.  I think this would be a great way to cook corn on the cob for a party or barbecue.  Just keep it warm right in the slow cooker and let guests help themselves.

 

Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob
 
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Ingredients
  • Corn the cob, 4-6 ears
  • Tin foil
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. Shuck each ear of corn and remove silk.
  2. Butter each ear and add salt and pepper, if desired.
  3. Roll each ear in tin foil and seal tightly. Cook in a slow cooker for at least 2 hours on high and 4 hours on low. Keep checking and cook until corn is soft and cooked.

 

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15 comments on “Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob

  1. What a great way to keep the corn warm. Plus, I imagine the ears wouldn’t dry out that way.
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  2. I never knew you could cook it in the slow cooker!! Thanks for sharing this awesome tip!! Thanks for joining at #HomeMattersParty I hope you will join us again this week!!
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  3. Great idea. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing this to our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls
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  4. This is a great idea! Thank you for sharing it at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!
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  5. Wow I would have never thought to try a slow cooker with this! Great idea!!
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  6. What a fun way to do corn! I never seem to get it right because I’m busy doing the potato salad and dessert! Thanks for sharing on Time to Sparkle this week!
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  7. Great idea! I can never decide how to cook my corn. I will try this method this week.
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  8. Great share! Thanks for sharing at the #WWDParty – Happy Summer Solstice 2014!
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  9. This sounds yummy, Camille! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us! Pinning this!

  10. I usually cook my corn on the grill wrapped in foil, but this is a great idea if it’s too cold outside (I can be a wuss) I found your recipe over at the Living Well, Spending Less link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it as much as I do. Have a wonderful day!!
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  11. I love this idea, and yes, I’d much prefer not to heat up the kitchen if I can.

    Thanks for linking up at Motivation Monday!
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  12. What a great idea! I never seem to get it right on the stove because I’m not paying attention. I’m going to try this for our next cookout!!! 🙂
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