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Instant Pot Frozen Corn On The Cob. How to cook your favourite corn on the cob from frozen in the instant pot with melted butter. Perfect for a quick side dish and the corn on the cob is full of flavour and easy to steam from frozen.
Instant Pot Frozen Corn On The Cob
Before we dive into instant pot frozen corn on the cob, let me tell you the story behind my love for corn on the cob, or more specifically mini corn on the cob.
I must have been early teens at the time and on a road trip with my parents. We had an RV and we would stop for a meal at the motorway restaurants. There would be KFC, a traditional restaurant and sometimes McDonalds too.
I HATED that we always ending up at KFC as I was going through my fussy teenage, I am a vegetarian phase. Vegetarian here and they want to eat at that greasy chicken place.
I would go to one of the other places get my food and we would meet in a shared eating area.
BUT there was always one thing that I always asked them to buy me from KFC and that was the KFC mini corn on the cob. It was delicious and I loved the way it was seasoned and how all that melted butter dripped onto the corn.
So yummy and even now as a KFC chicken lover, I can’t go to KFC without eating some KFC corn on the cob. You could say that our instant pot frozen corn on the cob is inspired by KFC and joins our other KFC favourites such as our air fryer KFC chicken or our KFC zinger burger.
Frozen Corn In Instant Pot
I have been showing you for a while now how to cook air fryer frozen corn on the cob. I had put off doing an instant pot frozen corn on the cob recipe, as I felt that the air fryer gave so much flavour, what if the instant pot didn’t deliver on flavour?
Yes sure, you could steam frozen corn in instant pot, but what about the melted butter, salt, pepper and of course the paprika, that we all associate with the mini corn on the cob we buy at KFC?
Well, after the success of our instant pot frozen hamburgers and how you can use the silver foil packets as the basis for cooking the burgers, what if we did the same for instant pot frozen corn?
What if we cooked the corn in silver foil in the instant pot, with the butter, well I can tell you now this way of cooking frozen corn in the instant pot is AMAZING.
Instant Pot Frozen Mini Corn On The Cob
I always use frozen mini corn on the cob in the instant pot and in the air fryer. It has a much quicker cook time and truthfully, they don’t sell full size frozen corn on the cob here in Portugal.
If you can’t source frozen mini corn on the cob, then go for the regular ones and half them. This will help reduce the cook time and then it will feel like you are getting more for your money and its great for portion control.
Instant Pot Frozen Corn On The Cob Ingredients
The instant pot frozen corn on the cob ingredients are simple and straight forward.
The kitchen tongs are essential because using tongs is the easiest way to remove your just cooked, hot corn from the instant pot pressure cooker.
Your trivet will be the shelf that you will rest your frozen corn packets on, and you don’t need a steamer basket for this recipe.
You also might not call it frozen corn where you live. We have readers that call it instant pot frozen cobettes or instant pot frozen ears of corn. Though it means the same thing.
Our cute corn holders came from Disney World and because we don’t eat corn all the time, have lasted a long time. Plus, the kids love eating corn from them and it becomes something special for them.
How To Cook Corn In The Instant Pot?
Cooking frozen corn in the instant pot is SIMPLE:
- Load frozen corn onto silver foil and season and add butter.
- Wrap up silver foil so that you have silver foil corn packets.
- Add a cup of water into the instant pot + add trivet.
- Add packets of frozen mini corn.
- Pressure cook and serve.
How Long To Instant Pot Frozen Corn?
The instant pot frozen corn on the cob time is 10 minutes. I did experiment with different cook times for my corn and found that with less it would be cooked but not heated through.
Instant Pot Frozen Corn On The Cob
- Lay out small sheets of silver foil and place 2 frozen mini corn on the cobs in each. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika. Add 1/2 of a tablespoon of butter. Wrap up your silver packets and make sure that they are tightly wrapped.
- Place a cup of water into the instant pot inner pot, add your trivet and load your silver packets over the trivet. Place the lid on the instant pot, set the valve to sealing and cook for 10 minutes on manual/pressure cook.
- After it beeps manually release pressure. Using kitchen tongs remove the corn packets from the instant pot and serve.
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