10 Low-budget Uses for Corn


Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob can be prepared using pretty much any type of tool in your cooking arsenal, including a grill, pot of boiling water or even a roasting pan. This side dish is easy and cheap to prepare and can be dressed up with seasonings or butter. However, corn's natural sweetness practically begs for it to be served au naturel, which is healthier than drowning it in butter, anyway.

When grilling corn on the cob, experts recommend that the ears, still in their husks, be soaked in cold water for one hour, and then tossed on the grill for about 20 minutes. The husks and silk can be removed after the ears have had sufficient time to cool off.