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July 1, 2005

World's best kept secret

Hello folks,

In celebration of the 4th of July holiday, I thought I would bring you a treat while you are busily celebrating the independence of our nation by blowing things up and cooking on your Coleman grill. I thought I would share a secret I learned from a little old Navajo woman on the side of the road one day. You see, while visiting one of the landmarks in the Sonora desert I stumbled onto what might be the world’s best kept secret: How to roast the best ear of corn EVER. I pass this on to you so that you will enjoy the 4th even more and you will think of the little Navajo woman who has helped to make it so.

1: Get several ears of corn (sweet, white, yellow, it does not matter)
2: Pull back husk but leave it attached to the cob.
3: De-silk – pull off silk and throw away.
4: Rinse ears and pat dry
5: Take a stick of butter at room temperature and run lengthwise from end of cod to tip in the four directions--north, south, east, and west--turning the cob to reach the four points.
6: Turn cob and lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper
7: Pull husk back into place. Make sure there are not areas that lack coverage.
8: Here is where I differ-- during the washing process I wet the husk as well-- this will prevent the husks from burning on the grill. Or, what I also like to do is leave the husk dry and wrap it in a single layer of tinfoil.
9: Place on covered grill for 15-20 min. over a medium heat. Remember: It is better slightly over done then under done.
10: Enjoy and remember the little Navajo woman.

Have a happy fourth


Posted by Kwaku at July 1, 2005 1:07 AM


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