Roasted Corn Custard

See the RecipeChristopher Hirsheimer

Grilling is our favorite way to cook corn, adding a new dimension of flavor, but boiled corn works well in this recipe, too.

Roasted Corn Custard
Grilling corn takes a little extra effort, but it creates a beautifully complex flavor.
Yield: serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 6-8 ears fresh corn, unhusked
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 12 cup milk
  • 12 tsp. nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh chives

Instructions

  1. Submerge unhusked corn in cold water and soak at least 1 hour. Arrange on a medium-hot grill. Cook covered, turning several times, for about 20 minutes. Peel back the husks a bit to see if kernels are tender. Set aside.
  2. Melt 2 tbsp. of the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook until tender.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove corn husks and cut kernels from cobs. Lightly beat eggs, cream, milk, nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl. Stir in corn. Pour mixture into a buttered baking dish; arrange onions on top. Bake until custard is set, about 30 minutes. Garnish with chives and serve.