I love corn on the cob, but this fun little twist might be my new favorite way to make it.
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- 2 ears fresh corn, sliced into 6 equal-sized rings
- sea salt to taste
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
- ¼ cup ranch dressing, or to taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Combine butter, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and Cajun seasoning in a microwave-safe dish and cook in the microwave until butter is fully melted, about 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir.
Use tongs to dip a corn ring into the spiced butter, making sure to coat it thoroughly in the spices. Transfer to a plate and continue until all of the rings have been dipped. There will be butter remaining.
Heat an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Once heated, place corn rings into the skillet, season them individually with sea salt, and let them sizzle away until a nice sear has developed, about 3 minutes. Flip and use a basting brush to brush remaining butter onto the seared sides of the rings. Season again with salt and continue to cook for 2 more minutes.
Transfer the skillet into the preheated oven and cook for 10 minutes. Carefully flip the rings and cook for 5 more minutes.
Remove from the oven and transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle chives over top and serve with ranch dressing, along with corn skewers for picking up individual rings.
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Servings: 4 – Yield: 12 rings