Grilled Garlic Parmesan Corn on the Cob is an easy, cheesy dish that will become a summer essential!
Did you ever have ‘friendly’ competitions when you were little?
Of course you did. You were a kid.
My cousins and I growing up were more like siblings. Loved each other, yet fought over the silliest things. We would venture down to the basement or upstairs play room and be lost for hour’s together playing games with ridiculous rules and themes. I can’t say that we lacked an imagination.
Like Mad Dog? Stuffed animals trapped on one side of the room, dying to be rescued but not to be captured by the mad dog in the middle. Entertained us for hours, I tell ya. And when we weren’t trying to rescue animals, we would dare each other to see who could finish the most chips and salsa, clear the table after everyone was done eating or just a friendly competition of a corn eating contest.
That 4th of July will always stand out in my mind. My brother and cousin set out to polish off the endless bucket of corn. With a lawn full of cheerleaders, they both ‘typewriter’ style ate ear after ear of corn to only end up rolling around in the grass from consuming too much of the butter soaked corn. While I can’t remember a clear winner (as my parents would say, they are both winners), that afternoon of friendly competition will always be remembered at every family get together that involves corn.
I can’t imagine the amount of corn that would be consumed if I were partaking in a contest that involved Garlic Parmesan Corn on the Cob. While I usually steam my corn, this summer I am opting to take it outside with the rest of dinner. Grilling steps up the flavor a few notches. The smoke and slight char that we all love from burgers comes out with each bite.
But I couldn’t stop there. A bit of olive oil is coated on before grilling then sprinkled with garlic salt and salty Parmesan before serving. Garlic and Parmesan are two little peas in a pod. One is slightly sweet. One is perfectly savory and when brought together, they balance each other out perfectly. Who says that burgers have to get all of the spotlight?
Corn on the cob is taking the spotlight this summer!
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