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A simple recipe that is a terrific side dish. Posted to the site as a RecipeLink anchor, since it's such a common summertime side dish.
" I agree that adding sugar rather than salt to the water replaces the sugars lost after corn has been picked (credit "Cooks" magazine...a really great source!).
If we add sugar to the water, though, thenwe have to boil rather than steam it for the sugar to get back where it should be.
Otherwise, spot on!"
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Husk corn, being sure to remove all strands.
Bring to boil an ample amount of water in a stock pot. Add corn, turn down to medium and make sure cover allows venting to prevent boil-over.
Boil for approximately 5-6 minutes. Take out of the water and serve hot.
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AngieT20 8 months agoI mix half water half milk with sugar, i find it gives it a way better taste!
amydasherstimpson 1 year ago
Mercere 1 year agoI agree that adding sugar rather than salt to the water replaces the sugars lost after corn has been picked (credit 'Cooks' magazine...a really great source!). If we add sugar to the water, though, thenwe have to boil rather than steam it for the sugar to get back where it should be. Otherwise, spot on!
dmelissaaverett 2 years agoRoll in butter and then in paprika and parmesan cheese
pgapro 3 years agoVery good recipe! Thanks
kumayama 3 years agoIF you are going to boil it, be sure not to put salt in the water--it makes it tough. What IS good is putting a couple of tablespoons of sugar in the water before putting in the corn. Brings out the sweetness of the corn, but does not make it taste extra sweet.
vogelap 7 years agoShuck all but the innermost husks. Soak in water (season with salt
stevemur 7 years agoCyrano -- Good point! I completely agree, steaming the corn is even better. It just so happened this evening that the steamer big enough for it was in use (and the photo I took was of boiled corn).
Cyrano 7 years agoIf you would like even 'Better' than 'Perfect' corn, STEAM and not BOIL the corn. Much better taste. Less time to bring to boil.
daylightsun 7 years agoYUM. Fresh Corn On The Cob sure beat`s Frozen any day.
stevemur 7 years agoI actually prefer white corn to yellow corn, but they were out of the white corn today at the market.
stevemur 7 years ago[I posted this recipe.]