How to Roast Corn in the Husk


Both the yellow and white varieties of corn are members of the grass family. Corn or maize has a hard cob covered by sweet, pulpy kernels. The ears of corn are protected by layers of a paper-like husk. There are many ways to prepare corn, some recipes call for removing the kernels while others leave the corn whole. A simple way to prepare maize whole is to roast it in the husks. After roasting, the husks make a handy holder to use while enjoying your food.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place the rack in the center of the oven.

  • Peel back the husks halfway to remove the "silk" threads by pulling them away from the corn with your fingers. Toss the threads away. Inspect the corn for pests.

  • Fold the husks back over the kernels and place them directly on the rack of the preheated oven. Roast the corn for 30 minutes turning them once halfway through roasting.

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