baked corn on the cob! who knew?

i have to share with you our dinner the other night! i must, because it revolutionized the way i make corn on the cob!
i, like my mother and her mother and probably her mother have always shucked the corn, then brushed it and then boiled it. it's a little labor intensive,but we do it because we love corn and it must be eaten every august when it's perfectly ripe.
well upon  some investigation into grilled corn and baked corn, i found a simple " recipe" ( not exactly a recipe when it only has 2 instructions) that says this:

baked corn:
heat oven to 350
put the whole cob( husk and all) straight onto the oven racks and bake for 20 minutes.


once you've done this all you have to do is peel back the husk, and  the hair comes right off too! no tedious brushing and picking to make sure you got off enough hair that it won't stick in you teeth. it literally comes right off the cob. cut off the husk and the knob on the end and enjoy!

 we enjoyed ours with some compound butter! compound butter is butter mixed in with other ingredients to enhance the flavor of your dish. for corn on the cob i always make some kind of compound.

spicy lime and smoked sea salt compound butter:
mix 1/2 stick of really well softened butter ( you can always pop it back in the fridge if it gets too soft)
1/8 c. finely chopped chives
dash of chili powder
dash of cayenne pepper
1t. lime juice
1/2 t. smoked sea salt*

* the sea salt was found on a whim at a local home goods store, terrain. it really made the butter special! i hope i never run out of it!

no pictures i'm afraid. there is a babe to look after  now and dinner time is still a little hectic.

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