Select Page

1
2
3
4
5
6

 

Easy Cooler Corn for a Crowd

Want to know the easiest way to serve corn on the cob to 50 or 100 or even 300 plus?
Just cook it in a cooler.
Cooler Corn is the simplest method I’ve found to cook corn for a crowd.  I’ve used it at Girls Camp, serving over 250, Youth Conference, serving 230 and anytime I need corn on the cob for a large group – this is my ‘go to’ recipe of choice.   It will become yours too!

It’s Incredibly Easy.

Here’s Everything you need to Know:

 

The Corn

You can use this approach with any amount of corn up to 400 half ears or 200 full ears.  Just make sure you don’t fill the cooler more than 3/4 full with corn – otherwise there isn’t enough room left over to add sufficient water to effectively cook it.   I generally break or cut the corn in half after shucking it so that 1 ear serves 2 guests (actually, I generally have someone ELSE break or cut the corn in half after THEY get done shucking it).   You’ll find a half ear is more than enough with your additional menu items.

 

The Coolers

You can fit up to 350 half ears of corn or 175 full ears in two 150 quart coolers.  400 half ears or 200 full ears will easily fit into two 165 quart coolers.

 

The Process

  • Husk the corn, then if desired, break the ears in half.    NOTE: This is a great job for the youth in the group.  (Just sayin’)   Alternatively if you’re working with smaller batches, America’s Test Kitchen published a suggestion that works beautifully.  Simply cut off the stalk end of the corn a couple inches from the bottom, leaving the husk intact.  Microwave 1 ear for 2-3 minutes (2 ears for 4-5 minutes).  Remove the corn from the microwave, all you need to do is hold the top of the husk (the un-cut end) and shake.  The corn will slide right out.  (If not, give it another 30 seconds.
  • Up to 3 hours before serving, and at least 1 hour, start water boiling.
  • You’ll need about 100 quarts of water (50 quarts per cooler) for two 150 quart coolers.
  • Divide the cobs evenly between your coolers.
  • Pour the boiling water into coolers with corn.
  • Close cooler lid and don’t open it for at least 30 minutes, or until time to serve.
Your corn will take about 30 minutes to cook.  It will stay warm in cooler for up to 3 hours as long as you don’t open the lid.

Serving Suggestions

You can serve directly out of the cooler(s) or place the corn in a large disposable aluminum pan, covered with aluminum foil.   Ether plan to have bowls of melted butter with brushes on the serving table, or pick up individual butter pats and serve with the corn.

Pin for Later

Tropical Summer Salad

Or Make Now

Here’s another delicious Corn Dish you’ll enjoy:

Mexican Street Corn Casserole

This fabulous casserole combines all the flavor of Mexican Street Corn without all the mess.  It’s a real treat around our home.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Here’s some other great Large Group recipes.

Asian Lettuce Wrap for a Crowd

If you’re looking for a healthy recipe for your family but are tired of salad, these Pork & Ginger Lettuce Wraps are for you. They are really easy and really fast, on the table within 30 minutes from start to finish. But the best part of all is they are REALLY good! Whip up a batch for your family this week, they’ll LOVE them.

Sausage, Egg and Cheese Sliders for a Crowd

You'll love this sweet and salty breakfast. It will have your house smelling so good your family will be waiting at the table, at least mine was! A few simple ingredients and a few minutes in the kitchen give you an extraordinary breakfast big enough to feed a crowd.

Ham and Cheese Sliders

These mini Ham & Cheese Sliders are easy to make and your family will love them! Whip some up this week. They will be DEVOURED faster than you can imagine.

Best-Ever Chunky Chicken Salad

Your whole family will love this Best-Ever Chunky Chicken Salad recipe. It's hands down the perfect go-to chicken salad for sandwiches for a quick delicious lunch or a light supper. It takes hardly any time to pull together. The sweetness from the grapes always makes it a favorite with kids! Crowd version included, too!

Peaches and Cream Bars

It's time for some peachy, juicy, crunchy, brown sugary goodness of summer. These melt-in-your-mouth moist, Peaches & Cream bars are a perfect dessert to celebrate summer.  The crunchy, brown sugary crust just sends them over the top. The 'peach pie' smells coming from your oven will lure you to try a bite (or a pan) for yourself!

Maui Road to Hana Banana Bread

This Road to Hana Banana Bread is moist and flavorful, transporting you to the islands in one bite. The crunchy sugar topping adds sweetness and texture. Read all about it along with our recent vacation to Maui.

Page 1 of 912345...Last »
Aloha Dreams

Welcome to Aloha Dreams!

I'm so glad you dropped by.  I'm Betsy.  Here you'll find my favorite fabulous, trusted recipes - everything from delicious, quick meals for your family to wonderful classics made easy.

I'm also here to help you with large group recipes from 20 to 200.  So next opportunity you get to cook for a large group - Say 'Yes!'  Then relax. I've got your back.

Ever wished you could build your dream home? How about building your dream home in a tropical paradise?  Join me, room by room, as we design and build a fabulous dream home in Hawaii!

Explore Aloha Dreams

Things to do Big Island of Hawaii
Dream Home Bathroom

EXPLORE

If you're planning a vacation to Hawaii, I've got you covered on the very best places to go!   From many amazing restaurants to incredible adventures in the surf and on land, this is your go-to source for unique and exciting things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Or just take a Virtual Vacation!!    Let's go!

SAY YES!

If you've been asked to cook for a large group activity, be it a Girl's Camp or a Graduation Party, say Yes!  I'm here to help.  From Menus to Game Plans to Recipes, I'll help you keep on schedule and turn out amazingly delicious food if you're cooking for a crowd!  My recipes are tested and trusted.    Let's cook! 

AHONUI

Ever wished you could build your dream home?  Like amazing house design and home building ideas?  Me too!  Join me as I design and build a home on the Big Island of Hawaii. Follow along while I design each room. Enjoy a front row seat for the entire amazing construction process.  Let's play!

PARTY

Would you like to throw a Luau, but not sure where to start?   Want to know how to build a tiki bar and roast a pig?  Here's everything you need to have a luau.  How about a Christmas Feast or even a fabulous dinner for your neighborhood supper club?  You've come to the right place.    Let's party!

Tropical Salad

Never miss a single Fabulous Recipe!

Sign UP today and ENJOY free Recipes & Party Ideas in your inbox.

(No spam - I promise!)

You have Successfully Subscribed!