Friday, September 19, 2008

Ask Mary: Corn on the Cob

Dear Mary,

I really love this time of year. One of my favorite things is eating corn on the cob. But I hate dealing with hot scalding water - it's dangerous and messy! What can I do?

Dear Corn Lover,

I actually never boil corn. I either grill it or bake it in the oven. Wrap the cobs in foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. The foil retains the juices, keeping the corn as tender as if you'd boiled it. Grilling is also fun - leave on the husk, and areas of the cob will turn brown and crispy.