Now I’m gonna be honest here about something relating to my cooking skills.
I suck at BBQ’ing. I mean I completely understand the logic behind indirect/direct heat, flame adjustment, heat & temp. I get all that. But the actual doing… yeah, *sigh*… tis not so pretty. Well this year I made a vow to really tackle it and own it. Become the master of the BBQ. I had my All-Clad BBQ set ready to go, recipes in hand and ancient bbq ready for me. Yes.. ancient. I bought this thing like in 1996. It’s not fancy schmancy nor does the auto ignite switch work. It’s propane that was converted to charcoal that I’m turning back to propane.
So anyway, I bought some gorgeous ears of corn that I was dying to grill (that’s an awesome way to make it!).
However… no propane. And living in the middle of no-man’s land, it’s often a trek to get this.
Thinking back to a few weeks ago on how I made “hard boiled” eggs in the oven, I figured I’d try baking my corn.
OMG seriously… PHENOMENAL!
I started with this in a preheated oven …
after 30 minutes, I ended up with 3 amazingly delicious oven roasted ears of corn that I think were better than grilled!
Yeah um that part isn’t so pretty…
But this part is… Just LOOK at those gorgeous succulent kernels of corn!
So when Mr. Fantabulous came out for dinner he was like “Alright! You grilled corn? Hey, when’d you get propane? I thought we were out?” I just smiled, told him I put on my genius hat and found an alternative solution.
I don’t think he really cared how I did it, he just was thrilled that I did it…
- As many fresh ears of corn you want, husks in tact – really, don’t peel it or anything.
- Preheat oven to 350F with rack in the middle.
- Place ears of corn directly on the hot rack.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Carefully remove from the oven and enjoy!
Now pass me some buttah… I need to get my noshing on 🙂