The Pioneer Woman‘s Ree Drummond knows how to make every Fourth of July cookout a party. Between the cotton candy, steak bites, and adorable Mercantile T-shirts (that’s Ree’s first restaurant in Pawhuska), the “Patriotic Party on the Prairie” always looks like the hometown gathering of any American’s dreams. Especially if that dream involves fresh, buttery corn on the cob!
In a blog entry, Ree shared a few photos of corn on the grill from this patriotic shindig, and man that corn looks good. Oh, and did I mention it looks incredibly easy to make? Ree may not have cooked these puppies herself, but boy, does she know how to serve a delicious corn on the cob. To ensure that you have the best foods at your cookout, also make these festive Fourth of July appetizers.
First, grill the corn in the husk
That’s right! Unlike most corn on the cob recipes, the cooks over at Ree’s patriotic party were throwing whole in-husk cobs on the grill. However, what isn’t pictured is the presoak that the unshucked ears of corn need before grilling (here’s how to grill corn). Make sure to soak the ears in cold water for 30 minutes before lining them up on the grill. If you want your corn to taste extra delicious, try this trick when presoaking the corn.
Once soaked, place the ears on the grill and turn them occasionally. A half-hour should do the trick. The husks should be charred black by the time you take them off.
Second, peel back the husk
Those husks are hot, so use gloves! Peel them back and remove the silk. To make sure that all the silk is off, you might want to use a handy tool.
Third, dip it in a bucket of butter
That’s right! There’s no light buttering over at Ree’s party. Those cobs were dunked in a huge bucket of melted butter. When I saw that photo, I actually cheered. Corn and butter are like the beach and sunshine—the perfect pair for a perfect summer day.
Corn is just one of the many delicious dishes Ree likes to serve over the Fourth of July. If you’re inspired to throw a patriotic party of your own, here are Ree Drummond’s signature Fourth of July dishes.
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