Few crops embody the spirit of the harvest quite like corn. For centuries, the corn cob has been a staple part of every harvest season meal. However, instead of just plopping it in some boiling water and slapping a bit of butter on it, why not make your corn a bit more savory by roasting it over an open fire?
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
- Unshucked corn cobs
- A pot of water
- Minced garlic
- Salt, pepper, and paprika
Soak the corn cobs in the pot of water -- leave the husk on -- and let them sit for an hour or two. This will make the corn cobs nice and moist.
Put the wet corn cobs, still in their husks, on a grill. If you're lucky enough to be using a campfire, drop tehm into the white coals on the edge of the fire ring. Turn the corn cobs once in a while, and let them cook for about half an hour. You'll know they're done when the husk is dry and slightly burnt.
Remove the corn cobs from the grill and let them sit for a few minutes to cool a little. Don't let them get cold. Peel the husk all the way back and use it for a handle. Brush the cob with butter, and sprinkle with garlic, salt, pepper and paprika.