Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
A corn farmer once said the only way to cook corn on the cob was to call back to house from the field, "Is the water boiling?" When the answer was yes, pull the corn and run back, shucking as you go, to get it in the pot as quickly as possible. Since most of us aren't so lucky to be able to do that, just add a bit of honey to the cooking water and your corn will be lovely and sweet.
- 6 ears fresh sweet corn
- 1⁄3 cup honey
- 1⁄4 lb butter, melted
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon white pepper
- Shuck and silk the corn and cut away any bruised areas.
- Bring lots of water and the honey to a rolling boil in a large pot.
- Add the corn and cook for four minutes, after the water comes back to a boil.
- Stir together the melted butter, salt and white pepper in a baking dish long enough to hold an ear of corn.
- Drain the corn, roll each ear in the butter mixture and serve immediately.
This became great after I added honey to the butter, about 2 tablespoons. I tried it the way listed and it tasted like corn with butter only. Also, I had to cook longer than stated so they wouldn't be too hard. Anyway, this was great and all was gone!