recipe

Take corn on the cob to the next level!

safety
  • Uses the oven
  • Uses a knife
  • Uses the microwave
difficulty
  • Advanced
time
  • 55 minutes
yield
  • Serves 6 to 8

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Prepare Ingredients

6 ears
corn, husks and silk removed
1 tablespoon
extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup
mayonnaise
¼ cup
crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons
chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon
lime juice, squeezed from 1 lime
1
garlic clove, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon
chili powder
¼ teaspoon
salt
1
lime, cut into wedges

Gather Cooking Equipment

Rimmed baking sheet
Aluminum foil
3
bowls (1 large microwave-safe bowl, 1 medium, 1 large)
Large microwave-safe plate
Whisk
Oven mitts
Tongs
Rubber spatula
Cooling rack
Serving platter
1
 

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.

 
2
 
6 ears
corn, husks and silk removed
1 tablespoon
extra-virgin olive oil

Snap ears of corn in half. Place in large microwave safe bowl. Add oil and use your hands to toss and coat evenly with oil. Cover bowl with large microwave-safe plate and cook in microwave for 8 minutes.

 
3
 
½ cup
mayonnaise
¼ cup
feta cheese
2 tablespoons
chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon
lime juice, squeezed from 1 lime
1
garlic clove, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon
chili powder
¼ teaspoon
salt

While corn is in microwave, in medium bowl, whisk mayonnaise, cheese, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, chili powder, and salt until combined.

 
4
 

When corn is ready, use oven mitts to remove bowl from microwave (ask an adult for help—bowl will be VERY hot). Carefully remove plate (steam will be hot). Use tongs to transfer corn to second large bowl, leaving any liquid behind.

 
5
 

Add half of mayonnaise mixture to bowl with corn and use rubber spatula to stir until corn is well coated.

 
6
 

Transfer corn to baking sheet (save large bowl and rubber spatula for step 8). Place baking sheet in oven and roast corn until spotty brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

 
7
 

Use oven mitts to remove baking sheet from oven (ask an adult for help). Place on cooling rack and let cool for 5 minutes.

 
8
 
1
lime, cut into wedges

Use tongs to carefully transfer corn to large bowl (baking sheet will be hot). Add remaining mayonnaise mixture and use rubber spatula to stir until corn is well coated. Transfer corn to serving platter. Serve with lime wedges.