• Zoe @ Z's Cup of Tea

    posted on June 30, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Oh, yum, Amy! That looks so good – and so simple, too! :) We had corn on the cob a couple days ago, and I’ve been interested in trying grilled corn since I saw it on the cover of a vegetarian food magazine.


  • Jenn

    posted on June 30, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Actually I am not cooking my summer veggies lately…but eating them raw instead to keep from heating up our apt…. Your corn looks awesome!!


  • renee

    posted on June 30, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Amy –
    Sweet corn fans here too. My grandparents grew it back in the Midwest and we would eat it for dinner the entire month of August – could never get enough! I also helped my grandma blanch and cut it just the way you describe. And then into the freezer. It tasted fantastic at Thanksgiving – and beyond!

    We like to soak the corn in it’s husks in water before putting it on the grill. Do you put it on straight? I have done that before and it seemed like the corn burned too easily.

    I can’t wait for the local corn season here!


  • SnoWhite

    posted on July 1, 2010 at 6:51 am

    I LOVE grilled sweet corn!!


  • Celiacs in the House

    posted on July 1, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Great food memories. Reminds me of my childhood. Can’t wait for the corn to be in season here in Ohio. You got it right about the month of August and corn for dinner. I love those sweet corn kernels in a Southwest quinoa salad too. We’ve been grilling everything, going straight from the garden to the grill. Leftovers are going into frittatas or salads.


  • Hallie @ Daily Bites

    posted on July 1, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Looks great. So rustic but still kind of elegant. I wonder how it would work to use an indoor grill pan. I don’t think it would have the same charring effect in the husk, but perhaps I could try it without and see what happens…


  • Grace

    posted on July 1, 2010 at 9:33 am

    We always have sweet corn here on the farm and the family waits with anticipation until it is ready to eat. We have a family meal that consist of corn, corn and some more corn. We eat it all the ways you mentioned above according to the mood we’re in.


  • Chelsey

    posted on July 1, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I love your story! What a great memory to cherish. I think summer brings the sweetness out of people too ;)

    You know, I have yet to BBQ corn. Probably because most corn I have tasted off the grill is a tad dried out. Keeping the husk on should totally prevent that.

    This summer I have been making a LOT of salads, with homemade dressings. they are simple and satisfying. I’m starting to make chunky vegetable mixes to change up the texture and flavor.

    Cheers to summer!


    renee Reply:

    @Chelsey, I know what you mean about the corn being dried out. We soak ours – in the husks – in water and this seems to produce good corn. It seems that they steam themselves inside the husks this way. Try it, see what you think.


    Amy Reply:

    @Chelsey, My corn has never been dried out this way – I used to soak it and then I forgot to do it once and just threw it on the grill. It turned out great and so I’ve never bothered soaking it again.


  • Alisa - Frugal Foodie

    posted on July 1, 2010 at 11:34 am

    In years past, I have always steamed corn, but this year I have been roasting it in the oven just to mix things up. Honestly, I like it both ways, no big difference.


  • gfe--gluten free easily

    posted on July 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Lovely memory you’ve shared, Amy, and beautiful grilled corn. :-) We love to grill our corn, too. Sometimes we’re actually cooking it in the coals when camping and at those times, I always take the extra step of wrapping each ear in foil, too. They cook perfectly. BTW, I also pull the silk off mine and dip each ear in water before I put the husks back up and roast. It’s always super juicy and sweet. And, I agree, NO topping is needed. It’s great as is!



  • Sabrina

    posted on July 1, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    What a great childhood story! I am not much of a corn fan myself, but baked or steamed *Sweet* corn sounds like something I may have to try! I love the foil baking method for all kinds of things; how would you suggest cooking corn in this way (temps, time, etc)?


  • amy

    posted on July 1, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    i love corn. sweet corn is the best! I had some raw at teh farmers market last wknd…it was perfect! reminds me of summer. corn=summer.
    xo. amy


  • Maggie Savage

    posted on July 2, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Love your pics Amy! And I love your story about your Dad. So sweet. I haven’t grilled corn either but will now! It would be fun to do when entertaining since the husks look so cool!


  • Kim @.Cook it Allergy Free

    posted on July 3, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Sweet white corn roasted in husks on the grill = summer and the beach for me. It’s what we’ll be doing on the 4th! What a sweet memory, Amy – thanks for sharing.


  • Aubree Cherie

    posted on July 5, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Oh, to have a grill! :)

    I have lots of fond childhood memories with my dad and corn too. I’m definitely ready for sweet corn to be in season here in the northeast!

    ~Aubree Cherie


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