Perfect Corn on the Cob

Perfect Corn on the Cob

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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!"

- Mercere

Top-ranked recipe named "Perfect Corn on the Cob"

4.5 avg, 15 review(s) 80% would make again

Ingredients

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4 ears Fresh corn
1 large -- Equipment: Stock pot --
Water
2 teaspoons Sugar; (not salt, thanks commenters!)
Butter; for topping once cooked
salt; for topping once cooked

Original recipe makes 4 Servings

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Preparation

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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lunaraven2011 8 months ago
wolfmama 9 months ago
kellyjeanbean 10 months ago
I mix half water half milk with sugar, i find it gives it a way better taste!
AngieT20 1 year ago
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!
Mercere 1 year ago
Roll in butter and then in paprika and parmesan cheese
dmelissaaverett 2 years ago
Very good recipe! Thanks
pgapro 3 years ago
IF 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.
kumayama 3 years ago
Shuck all but the innermost husks. Soak in water (season with salt
vogelap 7 years ago
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