This healthy alternative to pasta is super easy to make. Crank your oven to 400 degrees and let's get started!
corn on the cob
1. prep your ingredients
Start by mincing your garlic- mince one clove for every ear of corn you're making. Melt a tablespoon of butter for each ear as well. Mix them together and add your desired amount of salt and pepper. Maybe a few shakes of each.
2. Shuck the corn 3/4 of the way
The next step is to shuck the corn, but do NOT tear the husk off. You're really just puling it back enough to expose most of the corn, but not actually disposing of the husk just yet.
4. re-cover your cob
Take your butter, garlic, what have you mixture and pour it over the exposed corn. Be mindful to reserve enough of your mixture so that you don't run out before coating all the cobs.
3. season that bitch
After coating the cob with your delicious mixture of savory goodness, pull the husk back into its original position and re-cover the cob with your butter trapped inside. It's ok if the husk seems loose or a few parts of your corn peek through.
5. time to cook
At this point, you are ready to either bake or grill your corn! If you wish to bake it, place it in the oven (all wrapped up in it's husk) at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes. Keep an eye on it, because the outside of the husk tends to dry up and brown very easily. Being that it's trapped inside the oven (where there's a lack of oxygen), most likely it will not catch fire. But, it's always good to be aware when using the oven. If you wish to grill your corn, it might be best to first wrap it in some aluminum foil. It is much more likely that your husks will catch fire on the grill, and wrapping them in aluminum foil will prevent this headache. Place them on the grill and flip them every so often for about 25 minutes.
Use caution when uncovering your cobs, the husks trap a lot of heat and sometimes moisture. Serve alongside your favorite summer meal! And next time you try cooking your corn with this method, feel free to experiment with the seasonings a bit! Are you a fan of chipotle flavors? Maybe red pepper? Try it out!