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!