|I should have bought more garlic.|
I've always been intrigued by flavored butters, but I've never actually made my own. I thought a flavored butter would be a delicious way to enjoy the corn cobs for dinner. I had some leftover fresh parsley that I bought the other day, so I got that out of the fridge and got to work.
Grab a stick of softened butter, a few cloves of garlic (I used 3, but I reallllllllly like garlic, so you can tone it down if you'd like), a small handful of fresh parsley, and some salt.
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|This is the only salt I use when I'm cooking. Love it.|
Take a quick taste to make sure all your amounts of ingredients are to your liking. Need more salt? Add more salt. Need more garlic? You always need more garlic. You can never have too much garlic. Throw in a little more garlic.
Transfer your delicious creation into a container to put in the fridge so you can use it over and over again.
|You get to live in the fridge, now. You're going to make some nice friends in there. Tell the Greek yogurt on the bottom shelf I said hi.|
|You might have to use your roommate's bread because you suck at grocery shopping and forgot to buy your own, but it's ok because you're going to share the butter with him.|
|FDR was guarding the corn for you, don't worry.|
Once the oven is all hot and bothered (sorry) put the ears of corn directly on the oven rack. It sounds scary, but it's going to be ok. Roast them for about 30 minutes or so, or until the kernels are soft. Let them sit for a bit.
Once they've cooled down a little and you don't get third degree burns when you pick them up, shuck those bad boys.
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Get your delicious butter and smother your corn with it. Throw some more salt on there too, since you're all about eating healthy.
Eat all of the corn you made and curse yourself for not coming home with more corn from the farmer's market because that was one of the most delicious things you've ever eaten. Stand in front of your pantry and spice cupboard brainstorming at least 15 more different types of flavored butter you can make because it was way too easy and you're definitely going to be trying that again soon.
Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob with Garlic Parsley Butter
- Ears of fresh corn
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1-3 cloves garlic (depending on preference), chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine butter, parsley, garlic, and salt in a bowl. Stir to combine.
- Place ears of corn, husks included, directly on oven racks. Cook for about 30 minutes, or until soft.
- Once they cool for about 5 minutes, shuck the ears of corn. Spread butter over the kernels and serve.
- Put leftover butter in a covered container and store in the fridge.