Sunday, May 07, 2006

Nearly Done

This afternoon, Toby and I picked up some corn at the grocery store, planning to have it with the roast pork we'd cooked earlier. As we approached home, we saw the CMP truck working on the lines, and once we got to the house, we found we were without power!
Now, Richard and SK had been burning brush a good part of the day, and had gotten the pile down to a nice bed of burning coals. R had the idea that we could cook the corn in the husks, right in there! He tested one ear which came out tasty enough, but 10 minutes in the fire did not cook the corn to perfection.


More time was clearly indicated. The remaining eleven ears went in next...

... The coals got raked to create a little pit, the corn got evenly laid, and then raked over with more coals and ashes. Richard timed them for 15 minutes this time...

... The result? Perfectly cooked ears of corn, smothered in butter, lightly sprinkled with salt. This went really good with the pork, and some bread. A hearty and delicious supper!

Nearly Done is a tune from the Fiddler's Throne.

2 comments:

B said...

Ya'll ur a bunch of cuntry bumkins! :) Sounds ymy.

Fiddler said...

Yep, we're lern'n to live off theh land, fer shure!