Enjoy grassy happiness of corn (which is a grass) without leaching all its nutrient and tastiness into boiling water!
1. Preheat oven to 350°F
2. Line corn ears, husk-on, with 2-3″ space in between
3. Roast for 30m
4. Add an ungodly amount of butter, sprinkle with kosher salt
Tip: you don’t have to buy those pesky corn holders stuff. Jab a pair of disposable chopsticks (un-separated) into the base of the corn before you butter, and eat it corn-dog style!
Ref: Alton Brown of Good Eats @ Food Network
Tips on corn selection
– ALWAYS buy husk-on corn, else you can’t roast them without drying out the exposed parts.
– NEVER buy corn with no tassel.
– Tassel should be sticky (sugary) when touch: it means that corn is sweet and fresh. The dry tassel indicates dry corn or starchy corn (if you must know: as corn ages, the sugar in it converts to starch, making it mealy in texture and floury in taste, yuck).
– Grab the ear with your open hand, close your hand around it, squeeze gently. It should feel firm, supple, and not at all soft.
– Corn worms are safe to eat. LOL. At least it doesn’t mean the corn has gone bad.