Thursday, July 15, 2010

Perfect Corn on the Cob

It's corn season again!  How do you cook fresh corn on the cob?  Usually I boil it, but I've also experimented with cooking it on the grill, in the microwave, and in the crockpot.  We like it all.

Today, however, I decided to look up boiling times so I wouldn't overcook our corn.  I stumbled upon a new technique:  put the corn into boiling water (unsalted), let the water return to boiling, then remove the pan from the heat, cover, and wait for 10-15 minutes.  The results were amazing.

Brian said, "This corn tastes so fresh--did you just buy it today?  It's a lot better than the corn you bought last week."  I said, "This IS the corn I bought last week.  I still had some left, but I cooked it differently."  He said, "You should always make it like this--it tastes like different corn!  Last time it was good, but it was really chewy and got stuck in your teeth."

Did you know that is a sign of overcooked corn--that it sticks in your teeth?  I didn't realize that until today.  Maybe the rest of you never overcook your corn, but in case you need a refresher like I did, try it this way and see if you notice a difference, too!