For the past few days, I mistakenly thought this week’s ffwD assignment was the dessert recipe actually assigned for August 30th. Imagine my surprise (and sigh of relief) when I realized it was only a new cooking method for corn on the cob (oven roasting the ears in their husks for forty mintues).
However, after reading through it, I realized that my mother achieves essentially the same result by popping an ear of corn, husk and all, in a plastic grocery bag and microwaving it for five minutes. Peel back the husk from the piping hot ear of corn, and voilà! I actually prefer corn on the cob made this way without butter, salt, or pepper.
This microwaved corn on the cob was made (but not sanctioned by!) French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who are cooking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.