Thursday, April 7, 2011

How to Boil and Eat Corn on the Cob

This is how my mom taught me to boil corn. Even when it's not in season, you can still make your corn taste sweet. The way I eat it takes a bit longer but you'll never see me picking corn out of my teeth when I'm done.


Look how bright it is when it's done.

Aylin. 10 months old eating her first corn on the cob.

5 Servings

5 cobs of corn
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
butter and salt (optional)

Remove the husk and silk from the corn and place in a large pot. Fill the pot 1" from the top with cold water. Sprinkle in the sugar and salt. On high heat, bring the pot to a boil. Reduce to medium high and cook for about 20 minutes or until corn is tender. Drain and set aside to cool slightly. Spread on butter and sprinkle with salt if you like. I usually just eat mine plain.

Now, you can just bite into the corn like my husband and kids do, or you can eat it like I do. Use your top front teeth to pull out a row of corn. Contine pulling the corn out with your top teeth in rows until you've eaten it all. The result is not having that horrible feeling of having corn stuck between your teeth.

This is what my corn cob looks like.

All done. It was good.


Tip: If you have any corn left over, use a sharp knife to cut the corn off the cob. Use it in a chowder or salsa the next day.

How to Boil and Eat Corn on the Cob

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