|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 22g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||9%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Vitamin C 6mg||28%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Roasted corn on the cob is a street-side affair in many parts of the world, including the Caribbean. Roasting ears of corn brings out the sweetness that marries well with the smoky flavor of the fire. Some grated cheese and a sprinkle of salt and pepper with a squirt of lemon juice make it a real treat.
Here's how to create that smoky roasted corn flavor right in your kitchen, on a gas stovetop. If you don't have a gas stove, you can do this on a gas or charcoal grill outside. Whichever way you roast it, this is a delicious treat.
Eat on its own as a snack, or pair it with some barbecue ribs or chicken, some creamy potato salad, and baked beans.
"Roasting corn over a gas stove is an awesome alternative for when the summer rain just won’t quit or if you don’t have a grill to use. This recipe makes great corn super easy to achieve right from the comfort of your kitchen." —Kayla Hoang
2 ears of corn
Butter, grated cheese, salt, pepper, and lemon juice, for optional toppings
Gather the ingredients.
Shuck the corn and remove the silk.
Place an ear of corn right on a burner. Feel free to use more burners to roast both ears of corn at the same time.
Light your gas stove and turn heat to medium-high.
Roast the corn over the gas flame, turning and re-positioning the cobs every minute or so until the kernels are charred in various places all around the corn and the corn is fully cooked, about 10 minutes.
Serve the corn warm as it is or with a dab of butter, a sprinkle of grated cheese, salt, and pepper or a squirt of lemon juice.
- Make up a flavored butter to slather on this roasted corn for additional flavor. Just a touch of garlic butter would add an extra zing to the roasted corn.
- Use some kitchen tongs to turn the corn over on the burner, making sure to turn it frequently to ensure it cooks evenly.
- Select ears of corn that have green husks and tassels that are slightly brown as those will be the freshest. You can peel back the husks to take a look at what the kernels look like also.
- Yellow, white, or bicolor corn can all be roasted, it is all a matter of preference.
How to Cut Corn Off the Cob
If you have any leftovers, cut the corn off the cob to use in salsas or salads.
- Stand the corn up on one end on a cutting board.
- With a sharp knife, cut down straight across where the corn kernels meet the cob.