Perfect Corn on the Cob
"All About Corn", Good Food Magazine, August 1986. Here is one method I use when I can't grill the corn.
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- Husk and remove silk from ears of corn. Place in large pot and add just enough water to cover. Heat, covered, over high heat to boiling, then boil 2-3 minutes. Drain.
- Serve hot with butter, salt, and freshly ground pepper. A squeeze of lemon or lime juice over buttered corn enhances its delicious taste as well.
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This was great! As others have reviewed, I've always brought my water to a boil before adding the corn. This was a great new way to prepare corn on the cob and have it come out really good. Corn on the cob is one of the only things that I add salt to anymore and we really enjoyed this. Thanks Jackie for a nice keeper. Congrats again on you Football win!
I've always boiled the water first, then added the corn, leaving it in 3 min after the water returns to boiling. (I had never tried it this way.) When you take it out of the water, dump it immediately into cold water (or simply run tap water over it for about 30 seconds). This trick will prevent the kernels from drying out and getting the shriveled look. My family eats corn as is--no butter or salt or anything; we love it! (But we're probably in the minority.) Thanks for posting a standard.