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How to Bake Kernel Corn in the Oven

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Owen Pearson is a freelance writer who began writing professionally in 2001, focusing on nutritional and health topics. After selling abstract art online for five years, Pearson published a nonfiction book detailing the process of building a successful online art business. Pearson obtained a bachelor's degree in art from the University of Rio Grande in 1997.
How to Bake Kernel Corn in the Oven
You can oven-bake corn kernels in about one-half hour.

In the United States, kernel corn is most commonly cooked in a saucepan with liquid. Adding liquid during stovetop cooking helps keep the kernels from drying out, which gives them a rubbery texture. However, if you do not have access to a stove burner, you can easily bake corn kernels in an oven without drying them out. Serve baked corn kernels as a side dish with low-fat butter, or use them as ingredients in soups, chili con carne, salsas, salads and casseroles.

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Step 1

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.

Step 2

Turn a large piece of aluminum foil shiny side up and place it on a clean, flat surface. Spray the entire surface of the foil with olive oil cooking spray.

Step 3

Spread the corn kernels in a single layer in the center of the aluminum foil sheet.

Step 4

Fold the ends of the foil over the cork kernels tightly so that the steam from the kernels cannot escape.

Step 5

Place the foil-wrapped corn kernels on the oven rack farthest away from the heat source. Bake for 25 or 30 minutes or until the kernels are tender.

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