“Roasting corn this way is as old as the Ozark hills in which I was raised. My grandpa always salted and peppered his butter on the edge of his plate before spreading it on his corn, and I did the same as a kid. Roast plenty - this corn is a favorite!” —Allene Bary-Cooper, Wichita Falls, Texas
- 8 medium ears sweet corn
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons lemon-pepper seasoning
- Carefully peel back corn husks to within 1 in. of bottoms; remove silk. Rewrap corn in husks; secure with kitchen string. Place in a stockpot; cover with cold water. Soak 20 minutes; drain.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix butter and lemon-pepper. Grill corn, covered, over medium heat 20-25 minutes or until tender, turning often.
- Cut string and peel back husks. Serve corn with butter mixture. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Corn on the Cob with Lemon-Pepper Butter in Simple & Delicious July/August 2008, p58
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