Monthly Archives September 2010

Creative Ways to Prepare Corn

470_1298214 Corn is a great side dish vegetable that is relatively inexpensive, something even most children will eat, and can make a cheap and easy addition to most any meal. However, plain corn or corn on the cob might get boring, so let’s look at some creative ways to cook and prepare corn for some variety on the dinner plate.

Roasted Corn

The very thought of roasted corn brings to mind county fairs and butter drenched roasted corn wrapped with lots of napkins and dripping butter down your arms. Roasted corn isn’t just for county fairs though, because roasted corn can be made right on the grill at home.

Wrap the corn, husks and all, in aluminum foil and place on the coals or grates of the grill. In a separate pan or deep dish, have melted and salted butter with a dash of garlic waiting. Once corn is cooked, carefully peel back the husks, roll in butter, and then season as desired with any variety of spices the family wants. Some roasted corn favorites include: cayenne pepper, Cajun mixed spices, garlic and herb, lemon or lime pepper or salt, paprika, salt or flavored salts, and chile lime flavors.

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