To save yourself some time, instead of boiling or grilling corn on the cob (a bbq must), try Bon Appetit‘s approach: cooler corn.
This method is super easy and only requires 3 things: a large cooler, water, and corn.
Start by filling a cooler with as many shucked ears as you like. Next, pour two kettles-full of boiling water over the corn and close the top. In 30 minutes, you’ll have tender, perfectly cooked corn. Serve with a pat of butter, or, my favorite way – with cotija cheese, lime juice and chili powder.
Happy 236th Birthday, America! You don’t look a day over 200 to me.