Originally Posted by CharlieD
have you tried grilling corn on the cob instead of boiling? Is it an option for you? Personaly, I much prefer grilling, taste much better.
CharlieD, you took the words right out of my mouth. There are two techniques for grilling corn on the cob (probably more). These are to grill with the husks on, and grill with the husks off. If you are going to grill with the husks on, open the husks to make sure there are no critters residing inside. Soak the corn in water for a half hour or so. Grill over a solid bed of charcoal, or over the flame of your gas grill for about 5 minutes. Turn over and grill for another 3 minutes.
With the husk off, rub the corn with butter or your favorite cooking oil, sprinkle with chili powder, a bit of garlic, salt and pepper. Place over the carcoal and cover. Close the vents half way and turn every 4 minutes or so to avoid scorching the corn. Remove when the corn is hot.
The quickest way I know to cook corn is to open the husk, and rub the corn with softened butter. Season with a bit of garlic compound butter, salt and pepper. You can also add a bit of liquid smoke to the rub. Close the husk and microwave three ears for about 3 minutes. Remove the husks and serve piping hot.
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