Boil the corn cob in a pressure cooker in 1.5 cups water for 3 to 4 whistles on medium flame. You can also steam the corn cob in the pressure cooker or in a pan or Instant pot.
Once the corn cob cools down then carefully remove the corn kernels from the cob. I usually scrape the kernels with the help of a knife.
Making corn cheese filling
Heat the olive oil in frying pan. Add the garlic. Saute for a few seconds.
Then add the corn kernels and stir for 1 to 2 minutes on low flame.
Season with salt, pepper and red chili flakes.
Switch off the fire and add chopped tomatoes and basil. Stir and keep aside. Let this mixture become warm or cool down completely.
Add grated cheese, once corn filling mixture has become warm or cooled. Keep aside.
Making cheese corn sandwich
Slice the edges of bread if you prefer. Spread butter evenly on all the slices. Make sure the butter covers the entire of bread.
Stuff this corn-tomato-cheese filling on the buttered bread. Cover the sandwiches with the remaining buttered slices.
Place them in a preheated toaster or grill. Then grill or toast corn sandwich for 2 to 3 minutes or till the bread gets toasted well and golden.
You can also grill the sandwiches in the oven.
Serve corn sandwich hot or warm with tomato ketchup or mayonnaise. You can also serve them with a side of french fries or potato wafers or potato wedges.
You can customize the sandwich with the seasonings you like. Feel free to add your choice of herbs and spices.
To make the sandwich spicy add more red chili flakes. You can swap red chili flakes with chili powder or cayenne or paprika.
Canned corn also works well in the recipe. You can use any variety of fresh tender corn.
For the cheese choose from cheddar cheese or processed cheese or mozzarella cheese.
The recipe can be scaled to make a big batch.
The approximate nutrition info is for one corn sandwich made with multigrain bread.
Vegan option to make corn sandwich
Nutritional yeast is often used by vegans since it give a cheesy flavor to the dish. Nutritional yeast is different from baker's yeast. Its an inactive form of yeast which does not grow like baking yeast. So there is no leavening in the food. They are sold in the form of flakes or powder. As the name suggests, nutritional yeast is full of nutrition.
If using nutritional yeast then add 1 to 2 tablespoon of nutritional yeast at the step when you add corn kernels in the pan.