Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Grilled Sweet Corn

It looks a little gross on the outside, but on the inside, the corn is perfectly done!

Fresh corn on the cob is a favorite treat in upstate New York this time of year. I purchased some at Twin Orchards Farms in New Hartford yesterday and it was absolutely a delight! What I love about the grilling method is that nothing at all is added or taken away - the corn is just roasted in it's own husk. I just peeled back the husk to remove the silky strands and then pulled the leaves back over the kernels. I used a strip of foil to wrap around the narrow end to hold the husk together during cooking (can see the foil in the picture above). The corn was placed on a rack over medium coals (Weber Grill)  and turned occasionally until done. I didn't time the process, but I'm guessing 10-15 minutes. Peel back the husk and devour. We didn't need to add salt or butter - the corn was super sweet, crunchy and delicious! 

Warning: Use caution when using this method as the leaves may start burning. Some recommend soaking the corn in their husks before grilling to prevent this.

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