If you’ve been watching the news recently, you know all about Hurricane Irma. I swear, that’s all we’ve been talking about for the past week or so. We live in South Carolina, which flipped in and out of the hurricane strike zone, through a week of changing predictions. Luckily for us, the worst of missed us here. Sadly, the pictures from the Caribbean, Florida, and the southeastern coast of Georgia and the Carolinas show that those areas weren’t so lucky. Hopefully, the worst was mitigated by the week plus of warning and preparation.
In our house, we were mostly worried about losing power and/or water. I filled water bottles and sinks with water, set out candles and flashlights, and most relevantly to this post – begin working on eating perishable things out of our fridge. Glancing around the kitchen while waiting for Irma’s arrival, I saw 2 aging ears of corn, a drawer full of cheese, and 2 pieces of naan. And voila, the charred corn flatbread was born. It’s a great dish, probably even more suited for a sunny summer evening than the clouds and wind of a hurricane! 🌪️ It’s very corn-centric, but think of it as a new alternative to your average side of corn.
Charred Corn Flatbread
- 2 ears of corn
- 3 tbsp smoked olive oil, divided (or regular olive oil if you don’t have smoked)
- Salt & pepper
- 2 pieces of pre-made naan or other flatbread (we prefer Trader Joe’s naan)
- 2 clove garlic, minced
- 4 oz brie
- Several leaves fresh basil
- Pinch of crushed red pepper
- Peel the ears of corn and rub with 1 tbsp the smoked olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper on all sides.
- Set oven to broil. Place ears of corn under the broiler, rotating every 2-3 minutes, until all sides are charred. [Alternatively, grill in a grill pan or on an actual grill.]
- Once charred, set corn aside until cool enough to handle and lower oven heat to 350 degrees.
- Stir the minced garlic into the remaining 2 tbsp smoked olive oil. Brush over the two pieces of naan.
- Top, evenly divided between two flatbreads, with chunks of brie, followed by corn, sliced off the ears. Sprinkle a pinch of crushed red pepper over each flatbread.
- Place in the oven for 15 minutes.
- After removing from the oven, top with torn fresh basil.
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