There is something about corn still being on the cob that is not only fun to eat, but it does taste better. Summer was not successful if we have not eaten it several times. This is a great way to grill your corn without having it charred. If cooking a large amount, all the prep work can not only be done in advance, but the kids can do it for you.
Corn on the Cob
Heavy Duty Tin Foil
Shuck the corn, making sure to remove all the silk hairs. Depending on the size of the ears, rip off a piece of tin foil large enough to wrap around the corn completely and have a tight seal on the ends. Place the corn in the middle and cut a piece of butter to put on top. If you like to season your corn, now is the time to do it. My family likes a little salt, but I used some of my seasoning mix.
Pull the long ends together and fold them over until it is touching the corn. You don’t want a super tight fit, a little bit of room for the steam to move around is sufficient. Fold the ends up the same direction that you have your fold on top.
If you made a tight seal, the butter will stay inside until ready to eat. The times are for larger ears of corn. If using smaller ears check the corn 10 minutes early for the progress. The corn will be darker if ready to eat.
Preheat to 350 degrees, place you bundles on a baking sheet and cook for 25 minutes.
Place over medium heat and cook 20 minutes. Do not place over a direct flame or you will have burnt corn.
I have baked 40+ ears of corn for my church’s annual summer picnic and it was a huge hit. To transport I filled a box with newspaper, placed in the corn, and covered with more newspaper. If doing this, the corn will continue to cook so remove it a few minutes early.
What I love about this technique is that each person has a little pouch for the corn to rest in it’s own butter and makes it easier to each at a potluck. If you want to get really fancy, use a flavored butter.
If planning to do this while camping, all the prep work can be done in advance and the corn just tossed onto the grill when you are ready to eat. Let me know how it goes!