Corn on the cob is a summer menu staple. Is there anything better than a freshly shucked, steaming-hot ear of corn to go along with your burgers, ribs or steaks? But it’s too easy to ruin the delicate sweetness of fresh corn on the cob by over-boiling it to the point where it’s bland and unappetizing. And, while cooking the corn in water is fine, grilling or roasting corn brings out its best flavors.
Once you’ve committed to roasting or grilling, why not take it a step further than just adding some salt and butter to your corn? Damn Delicious has an incredible recipe for parmesan corn on the cob that is easy to make but looks like a gourmet dish.
You can make these sweet and savory cobs in the oven or on your grill. When roasting corn on the cob, you should keep the corn husk on. The husks protect the delicate kernels from burning and drying out. Once roasted in the oven, the husks come off more easily than when they are raw. No more cursing at all the silk and husks flying everywhere.
If you decide to cook this recipe on the grill, you will need to husk and de-silk your corn on the cob. Don’t worry! There’s a surefire way to make this easy: Simply microwave the corn before tossing it on the grill. It may seem like an extra step, but it’s a few minutes well spent instead of fighting to get those layers removed.
Corn on the cob is the perfect canvas for the parmesan and garlic in this recipe. Its mild sweetness lends itself well to the savory cheese and spices, which are all added once the corn comes out of the oven or off the grill. Check out the recipe for the full ingredient list and the easy-to-follow instructions on how to make this mouthwatering summer side.
Though this could easily become your go-to recipe for corn on the cob, there are so many other creative ways to add extra flavor to this summertime favorite.
This Mexican street corn recipe uses sour cream, mayo and cotija to create a creamy, spicy spread. And have you tried bacon-wrapped corn on the cob? This is a recipe that proves bacon really does go with everything.