Grilled Corn on the Cob and Baked Potatoes

I like to grill corn on the cob in the husk but, since I could only find corn cobs with the husks already removed, I used heavy duty aluminum foil to prevent the corn from burning.

Ingredients for the corn:

4 corn cobs

4 Tbs softened butter

1 tsp salt

½ tsp chili powder

¼ tsp cumin powder

Directions:

Wash the corn and remove any corn silk.  Allow the corn to dry.  Combine the butter, chili powder and cumin powder until it forms a paste.  Smear the corn cobs with the buttery mixture.  Wrap each corn cob tightly in heavy duty aluminum foil.

Place the corn on a hot grill and grill for about 20 minutes, giving the corn a quarter turn every five minutes.  Keep the corn in the foil until ready to serve.  Leaving the corn in the foil will allow the corn to continue steaming.

Baked Potatoes (on the grill)

As I see it, there are two types of people.  Those who eat the potato skins and those who don’t.  Baking them on the grill allows for both options.  Coating the potatoes with oil and salt and wrapping them in foil will produce a baked potato with a soft skin, or jacket, if you prefer.

Ingredients for the potatoes:

4 large baking potatoes (I’m only making 3 this time)

1 Tbs olive oil

1 ½ Tbs kosher salt

Directions:

Wash potatoes and let them air-dry.  Rub the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle each one generously with salt.  Wrap tightly in heavy duty aluminum foil and place on a hot grill. 

Bake on the grill for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the potatoes yield when gently squeezed.  Use an oven mitt when squeezing the potatoes. 

Corn and Potatoes…ready to come off the grill

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