~ Cooler Corn ~

Kathy South Recipe

By Kathy South kss

30 Min

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

Cooler Corn! Am I the only person who hasn't heard of "cooler corn"!

I recieved this from my Hubby's brother in Texas. Notsure exactly where he had gotten it, but it sure sounds like a great side dish when your having a alot of mouths to feed


pinch tips: Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Hints


clean picnic cooler
cleaned and shucked corn on the cob
2 or 3
kettles of boiling water
margarine to taste
salt to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Wipe the inside of the cooler clean, then add the shucked ears.

(Do not place the cooler on the edge of a counter top)
Next, Carefully pour two or three kettles-full of boiling water over the corn and close the cooler lid.

(No peeking)
In about 30 minutes, your corn will be perfectly cooked and will remain at the perfect level of doneness for a couple of hours.

Butter and salt your corn on the cob as you normally would.
I recieved this from my Brother In law, Notsure where he or his wife had gotten it from, but I'm sure glad he shared!

His original message said they cooked 2 doz.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables

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Donna Brown gabbiegirl
Jan 27, 2012
I saw this recipe and picture on Pinterest. I pinned it, too, it looks good.
Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben
Jan 28, 2012
Kathy, what a geat idea.....this would never have crossed my mind. Definitely a keeper for the next cookout. Thanks for sharing.. ;)
Kathy South kss
Jan 28, 2012
Verona McNabb verona
Jan 28, 2012
Never heard of this but sure am happy to get for my family get togethers. I like to bring items I can do without last minute worries. Saved and waiting for our next family meeting.
Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben
Apr 29, 2012
Kathy, I tried this except as I was boiling my water, I added sugar and salt to the water. It gave the corn a sweeter taste and added a touch of salt without having to add so much at time to eat. Love this recipe.....
Barb Wandrey BWandrey
Jun 24, 2012
I am so impressed with how well this works! I did not leave the corn in the cooler for 30 minutes before serving. More like 10 minutes. I am not kidding, this is the BEST sweet corn we have had. I thought my husband had a great idea. When we were finished eating at the potluck, he put our dirty silverware and dishes in the cooler to soak until we went home. The water was still warm! No more hassling with the aluminum foil and wobbling corn on a serving plate! ha ha
Kathy South kss
Jun 27, 2012
Glad you liked it ...
Thanks for the tip on timing!
And thank your Hubby for the clean up tip aswell

Makes me wonder what other vegetables can be cooler cooked LOL
Jeanne Wilbur HighAltitudeCook
Aug 6, 2013
Great idea on putting the dirty dishes in the hot water to soak, Barb! This recipe sounds great and I'm anxious to try it. I've always used Betty Crocker's simple method, which says to bring the corn to boil in a pot of water, boil only 2 minutes, then let sit for 10-20. Add sugar and lemon juice to the water too but never salt- it apparently toughens the corn. I'm all about the butter and salt on it before eating though:)