But no more!
Recently I discovered a new way to cook both these old favorites - baking.
It's true. I was skeptical at first too...and Mr. French remained skeptical until I put the proof right in front of his face, now he can't wait to try it himself.
Let's start with the corn. I first read about this method on one of my favorite blogs Retro Revival and meant to try it immediately but you know how that goes. I'm kicking myself now, however, because I've already missed out on a couple of weeks of delicious corn on the cob!
Start with an ordinary ear of corn, no need to shuck it or anything.
|put the corn in a cold oven|
|then set the oven to 350|
|and let it bake for 30 minutes|
At the end of 30 minutes you take the corn out of the oven. The husk is warm to the touch but not hot. The ear inside is hot so be careful during this next step.
|cut off a little bit of the bottom end|
|corn mess dealt with easy peasy|
I can't remember where I first read about this, I think it might have been Pinterest. The thought of baking hard "boiled" eggs filled me with doubt so I googled it over and over just to make sure it wasn't some sort of joke. I'm pretty sure Mr. French thought the eggs would just explode in the oven...maybe I did too. I'm happy to report that everything went perfectly and I'll be doing my eggs this way from now on.
|put the eggs into muffin tins so that it's easy to take in and out of the oven|
|just out of the oven, the spots wash right off|
|submerge them in ice water for 10 minutes|
|peel and eat, it's egg perfection!|