Wednesday, July 28, 2010

hOTT off the grill: Sweet Corn

Yes... Summertime in Indiana calls for one thing.....Sweet Corn.  Although Ott, E and I do not grow any sweet corn in our garden it is a must to pick up at the local Farmers' Market.  One of the things we like to do with sweet corn is grill it.

To start with we pull the husk back (careful not to tear them off just yet).  The husk is the green leaf covering the ear of cord.  I pull off the silks (fine hairs on the end of the ear) and throw those away.   

Then I push the husk back  up and over the ear and soak them in water for about 20 minutes.

While they are soaking I melt butter and add a dash of salt, pepper and paprika in a small dish.  When the ears are done soaking I once again pull back the husk and brush the butter mixture over the ears.

I then place the ears on the grill and turn them from time to time so they are evenly grilled.  Soaking the husk keeps them from burning too much and keep the husk on the ear keeps the corn from burning too much but still having that great grill taste.

Prior to serving I will tear off the husk and throw those away.  The paprika gives the corn a little southwest flair and is great side for your next cookout.


This post was linked to: On the grill Linky Party


Jenn said...

I love corn cooked on the is truly the best way to cook it!!

Busy Working Mama said...

Yum we love corn! I wish I knew how to work our commercial gril. I usualy boil our corn.

zentmrs said...

Grilling is my favorite way to cook corn! I like to put a little bit of vegetable or olive oil on them and put them on the grill without the husks. They get a little bit carmelized. Yum!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I love grilled corn, it's really the only way we do it! Thanks!

Beth- the mama bee said...

hi there- thanks for leaving a comment at From the Hive. I am excited to come back for canning week. I have several more canning post ready to go next week too. Can't wait to link up. thanks, Beth

Tiffanee said...

Yum!! I have never grilled corn before. Looks and sound delicious!! Thanks!!