27 Reviews

Everything old is new again! This is the only way I will boil corn from now on. It is more flavorful and it's so much easier to shuck! You have to let it cool a couple of minutes but then the silk just slips right off, totally, completely, no fuss, no muss. Thanks.

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sugarpea August 31, 2003

Definitely flavorful and easy to shuck. Ours came out really chewy rather then crisp. Not sure if it was the corn or the 10 minute cook time.

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RussianMama August 25, 2009

I thought this was quite nice! I wondered how easy to peel the corn would be what with wet silks and all but it really was a snap. I just used a towel to keep my fingers ok so no scorched fingertips! It doesn't really make the corn taste different but I didn't want my corn to taste different- just nice sweet fresh farmer's market corn- what else does it need? Thanks for sharing! ~Sue

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Sue Lau September 26, 2008

This is so much easier than the traditional way of boiling corn. I do need a bigger pot now though because I can only get about 4 ears in mine. Fast cleanup!

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mlsomers September 06, 2008

I don't see big deal. Sorry, but it didn't taste any different than the stuff I peel. Having to serve kids is no fun either. My fingers are hurting now from trying to peel hot corn. Personally I prefer my corn raw anyway but even DH and the kids agree that it was more trouble than it was worth. Sorry. Glad others have found it better.

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Ilysse May 03, 2008

This is a great recipe especially if the weather doesn't permit grilling. For years I've preferred "grilled corn on the cob". Soak corn with husked on in water for 30 minutes or more. While cooking your other foods on main grill, just place corn on top rack of grill or to the side. Depending on your grill temperature, cook 20 to 30 mins. Spray with water when husks start looking to dry out while grilling. Let cool a little before shucking the husks. The silks come right off.

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Zwerg October 28, 2007

I've enjoyed good corn using other recipes I found here but...we've never enjoyed corn as much as tonight prepared this way. Boiled a couple of minutes less only, it was melt in your mouth heaven. The husks and silk threads came away so easily, too. If it was good enough for great-great grandmother, it's good enough (more than good enough)for me!

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woodland hues October 02, 2007

Wonderful, simply wonderful! I was looking for a nice easy way to cook corn for freezing, and with 2 little ones this fit the bill! It was so simple, yet the taste was amazing! I'm surprised I got as much as I did out of the 14 ears I cooked, as I was muching off the top every chance I got. I will definitely make corn this way when I'm not grilling it!

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kellyandie September 23, 2007

Perfect!! Thank you!

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MissAbby September 10, 2007

Very good, very easy. The corn I bought was questionable, there was almost no selection left at the supermarket. But it came out tender and tasty. I put a spoonful of sugar in the water because that's what my mom always did. I will always cook corn this way from now on!

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KristineB September 04, 2007
Corn on the Cob ( Cooked in the Old Ways)