Corn on the cob cooked in the solar oven is the absolutely the easiest way to cook it. It can be left in the husk, silk and all, and cooked directly in the solar oven, Husks and silk will peel right off. No muss, no fuss, no burnt marks that a grill can leave, and no nutrients lost in boiling water.
Saturday morning while we were out and about doing errands, we drove past a huge cornfield (yes, there are cornfields in Arizona! Don’t be so surprised!). And right there was a roadside stand selling ears and ears and ears of corn, freshly picked that morning. So we stopped and bought a dozen ears of corn, a sack full of vine ripened tomatoes, several pounds of zucchini and yellow crook neck squash, and 1 beautiful watermelon. (As my daughter would say, “YUM!”)
We got back home at 1:00 pm and I immediately pulled out the solar oven and got that corn cooking.
SOLAR COOKED CORN ON THE COB
Take fresh ears of corn, husks on, as many as you like, and place directly into the solar oven. On this day, I used the Solavore Sport. Since I don’t like putting things directly on the floor of my oven, I put the corn on a cooling rack, but a small cookie sheet would work too. Whenever I use the cookie sheet, I place several canning jar rings underneath it to hold it up. It makes the cookie sheet fit better, and it allows the air to circulate underneath the pan. The ears of corn baked for 2 hours, middle of the day with full sun. I never went out to check the actual temperature, but after 2 hours the corn was hot and definitely done, and absolutely delicious.
Actual Cooking time will vary depending on the type of solar cooker, the weather, and the amount of food being cooked. For best results, and the shortest cooking time, keep the oven pointed directly into the sun.
To Shuck the Corn
Place the cooked corn on a cutting board and cut off the stem end of the corn. Pick the corn up by the other end. Give it a shake. The cooked corn slides right out of the husks – silk and all. So so easy. Perfect corn and perfectly delicious.
Cut the stem end off of the cooked corn.
Pick the corn up by the cut end and give it a few shakes up and down.
The corn slides right out of the husks – silk and all.
Thanks for solar cooking with Sunshine On My Shoulder.