Delicious and super easy corn on the cob with chilli butter! This is a foolproof method for a great snack or a side dish that is always a winner with a crowd!
Just like that, summer is coming to an end, and fall is approaching with a big steps... Soon enough, that well known smell of leafiness and chill in the air will be here! School starts again, and it's time to get those long sleeved cardigans out from the bottom of your wardrobe.
With all the late summer/ early fall produce available in September, sweetcorn is one of my absolute favourites. It can be quite messy and sticky when eating it, but who cares, when it tastes so good, right? It is also super simple to make, and we all know that no BBQ is ever complete without buttered corn on the cob.
How do I make corn on the cob?
There are many different methods and ways to prepare your sweetcorn, and two of my most favourite ones are simply roasting, or barbecuing it. But you can also grill, boil or steam the corn cobs, whichever method you will choose, it will still taste delicious.
In today's recipe, I've chosen to oven-roast it. The most common question when roasting corn on the cob is 'should I remove the husks or leave them?' The answer- both ways are just fine. If you are leaving the husks on, just make sure to give them a quick wash and trim any silk sticking out of the ends of the husk. If you decide to remove the husk before cooking it, simply wrap your corn in some aluminium foil, which will stop it from going too dry in the oven or BBQ.
As today's recipe requires spreading a thin layer of chilli butter prior to roasting it, I would recommend removing the husk and silk before (then wrapping it in foil). However, you can just skip that step and go straight into roasting, then just butter it all at the end. I have found that adding that thin layer of butter before cooking it makes it just extra flavoursome, and super juicy.
Corn on the cob is as tasty as it is easy!
Once baked, you simply pile them all together and serve with remaining chilli-infused butter, allowing everyone to butter their own. No fuss, simple and honest food, which always wins a crowd. They can be served as a side dish to your main, or as a simple snack, perfect for movie watching munchies!
I hope that you've enjoyed reading today's (super quick) post and the recipe (OK, maybe calling it a 'recipe' is a bit much in this case)/ method for corn on the cob with chilli butter. If so, feel free to leave me a comment below! If you're tried making this recipe, you can also leave me a star rating!
Corn on the cob with chilli butter
- 3 large corn cobs
- 50 g butter (softened)
- 2 tablespoon dried chilli flakes (you can also use harissa instead)
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C (180 fan). Remove the husk and silk from your corn.
- Mash together the butter and chilli flakes until smooth. Using a pastry brush, brush a thin layer of the chilli butter onto each corn cob.
- Wrap each corn cob in aluminium foil and bake for about 35 minutes, until tender. Remove from the oven and serve, allowing everyone to butter their own.
Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend that you use digital scales for a more accurate results. I have provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe but please note that I haven’t tested using this method.
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Easy and delicious, except 2 tablespoons of chilli flakes, way too much even for this chilli lover…. Next time I would do 2 teaspoons…
Thanks so much for the feedback Damaris! I'm glad to hear that you tried and enjoyed the recipe, even if it was a bit too spicy for your liking 🙂
What beautiful pictures! corn on the cob with chilli butter is a treat, such a fabulous way to enjoy the corn 🙂
It really is, the flavours work so well together! I hope you will get to try it some time soon!
And thank you for stopping by!
Love my corn grilled or oven roasted. Chili butter? Oh that is just absolute heaven!
Glad I could help Lorie! 🙂 Chilli butter makes everything butter 😉
Oh I am totally drooling! Loved your clicks and loved those braided corn husks too.
Thanks so much Prasanna!
Very happy to read that you like the recipe!
What beautiful pictures! And the braids on the corn are just so pretty! Love the chili butter, sure makes the corn sweet and spicy and oh so juicy and tender.
Hi Nicoletta, thank you so much for the kind words! Chilli butter is a must on the corn, love the combination of sweet and spicy together!
It looks and sounds divine, plus your photography is beautiful. I love the addition of the chilli flavour, I could eat a couple of those!
Hey Amy! Thanks so much for stopping by! I add chilli flakes to almost anything, love a bit of a heat kick! And eating a couple of these- easily done!
Amanda M Mason
Ok, I just LOVE how you braided the corn husks...so cute! Corn is perfect this time of year!! Your recipe is so simple, yet so next level! I love it! I bet the flavor is over the top! So excited to try this recipe!
thanks so much Amanda! Glad you like the look and sound of this dish, and I hope you will try it some time soon!
We love butter corn and this looks so good. My mom would often make us corn on the cob with butter and chili. I can still almost taste it. I must try this with my kids. Bet they will love it.
Glad you like this one! I'm sure kids would love it! Hope you will try it some time soon!
Love corn and especially love corn slathered in butter! Every time I eat it, it looks so messy with kernels everywhere where hubby's is also neatly eaten, lol. Nice touch with the chili!
Thanks a lot for stopping by! And yes, it's always gets a bit messy when eating it, but totally worth it!
The chili butter sounds so amazing! I want to make this for one of our game day parties!!
This will be perfect snack for a game day! Wins the crowd every time!
I can just taste the spiciness of this corn. And your photos are so beautiful.
Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind words! Glad you like the recipe!
The chili butter sounds fantastic on these. I've never thought to do corn in the oven - great idea!
Hey Jenni! These two are made to go together! And I'm glad you like the idea of oven-roasted corn!
These corn on the cobs looks so scrumptious!! Brushing them with chilli butter is absolutely brilliant!! I love that it's baked and not grilled since I don't have one! Can't wait to try them!!
Thanks so much Elaine!
Love chilli-infused butter, it goes well with almost anything! 😉 Glad you like this recipe, hope you will try it some time soon!