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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Corn on the Cob

I received some questions about how to cook corn on the cob. Mostly they were about timing and methods, So here are the answers I sent to a reader.

Boiling - Do NOT put your corn in the water and then bring it to a boil.  Get the water boiling and then add your corn. WHY - If you add the corn to cold water, the flavor is not as fresh and several of the nutrients will leach out.  TIME up to ten minutes depending on how tender you like the corn.

GRILLING - Not my favorite but some people like it this way. First soak the corn in cold water for at least 10 - 15 minutes before you put it on the grill.  If you are using a gas grill turn the corn every 5 minutes.  on  charcoal grill you can turn it every 10 minutes.  Total cooking time is about 15 - 20 minutes.  Once it is done you will know as the outside will crispy and brown) take it off the grill and husk the ears.  I do that under running warm water to get he ash and silk off.

Corn season is just now starting so enjoy some corm on the cob.

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