How to Cook Fresh Summer Corn on the Cob – 10 Minutes is all it takes!
There have been zillions of blog posts written about the best way to cook fresh corn on the cob during the summer. If you don’t have a grill nor the time to dig a big hole for roasted corn, then the best way to cook fresh summer corn on the cob is still in boiling hot water. And it’s simple.
Simple Steps to Cooking Fresh Corn on the Cob –
What you need –
- Corn on the Cob
- Big Pot
- Big Platter
Step 1. Stop at the Farmers Market and buy fresh corn on the cob. Sweet corn is the best or it can also be called bicolor corn which is a combination of white corn and yellow corn.
Step 2. Bring the corn home and sit in your backyard with a bag (to throw away the husks) and husk the corn. Husking corn is simply removing the outer leave like layers of the corn. There may be some “hairy” like things attached to the corn called silk – but you can just pull those off. Smell the corn is smells so sweet.
Step 3. Fill a large pot with water and about 1/2 tablespoon of salt. Life is short but we still have to patiently wait for that water to boil. Once the water comes to a full boil (lots of bubbles), now is the time to toss the corn on the cob into the water.
Step 4. As soon as you get all of the corn on the cob into the water – start your timer for 10 minutes. Lower the heat just a little so nothing boils over and let cook for the full 10 minutes.
Step 5. Ding – the corn is finished. Grab your tongs and remove the hot corn to a plate. (You must have a pair of tongs.) These are corn rules.
Step 6 – It’s always fun to have a fresh stick of butter in the butter dish to butter the corn. Just lay the cooked corn sideways on top of the butter and swing the corn back and forth. Slather on that butter. Now sprinkle lightly with salt. Lightly! Don’t drown out the taste of that yuuummm buttery corn. Sorry, that was a bit corny.
ENJOY THAT SUMMER CORN ON THE COB!