Every summer I fail miserably at perfecting grilled corn on the cob. I have tried wrapping it in tinfoil, putting it directly on the grill, even on those little suspended racks. (I have no idea what they are for.) I really leave the grilling to my husband, and not because it's a "guy" thing. For me it's simple, I am afraid of my barbecue.
I don't like it, it makes me nervous. Turning the gas on, turning the knobs – forget about pushing that lighter starter button thing. I want to jump out of my skin every time I push it. I have my dad to thank for my deep rooted fear. He had one simple rule about the grill.
Don't touch it.
You will blow up.
Whenever I go near the grill, I just assume it is only a matter of time before I blow myself up. Now that may or may not be true, all I know is it was a pretty effective way to keep me, my sister and brother away from the grill. I have a feeling he would laugh pretty hard knowing I can't start my grill without a serious pep talk!
I recently came across this great site Yes! You Can Grill. I tried the Grill Girl's method for soaking the corn and cooking it in the husks. For the first time ever I made perfect corn! I love her foolproof method.
Put corn with husks on in a large bucket or container. I didn't have anything large enough so I filled my sink and weighted it with a glass pan. Let corn soak for 1 hour.
Put the corn (husks on) on the grill or lay them in the coals. They will take longer to cook since they have been soaked in water. They will take longer to cook, but very rarely burn. The husks may turn black – that's ok. Turn corn occasionally. Cook for 15 minutes.
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