How to Cook Corn on the Cob
Who knew that today is National Corn on the Cob Day?! Silly me, I thought it would have been later in the summer but June 11th is the day! There are many ways to prepare corn on the cob…boil it, grill it, microwave and even raw (if it’s really fresh). What is your favorite way to cook it?
Today I’ll talk about a few ways to cook corn and also my favorite way to freeze it.
This method is probably the most common.
- Husk corn just before cooking.
- Bring a big pot of water to boil. You can add sugar, butter or milk to the water, these are all optional.
- Add your corn to the boiling water and cover the pot.
- Wait about 2 – 4 mins for fresh corn or 6 – 8 mins for corn a few days old.
- Remove the corn from the water and serve.
Some people make the mistake putting the corn in first and letting the corn and water come to a boil. Just add the corn once the water has boiled.
There are a couple of ways to microwave corn.
- Leave the husks on the corn. Microwave on HIGH figuring 2 minutes per ear. Depending on the size and age of the corn, it may need a little longer to cook. Turn the corn halfway through cooking. Let the corn sit for a few minutes before removing from microwave, shuck right before serving.
- Shuck corn and wrap in a clean kitchen towel. Cook on HIGH for 2 minutes, turn corn, cook for 2 – 3 minutes longer, if you have more than 4 ears.
- With husks on, let corn soak in water for 1 hour. Take the corn out of the water and place on preheated grill. Cook 15 – 20 minutes. Turning every 5 minutes or so. The husks will turn black. Let cool slightly to shuck.
- Peel back the corn husks (leave them attached) and remove silks. Spread olive oil on the cob, sprinkle with salt and pepper (and any other favorite spices). Close up the corn husks around the cob. Secure the husks with a piece of aluminum foil. Cook on preheated grill for 15 – 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes.
This is my favorite way to freeze corn. You can freeze whole ears of corn but I find that to be a waste of my freezer space.
- Cut off the raw corn kernels, place in freezer bags and freeze! How simple is that?! You can even place some butter in the bag so when its time to cook the corn you will have the butter already with it. When ready to cook, place the corn in a microwave bowl. Cook for 4 – 5 minutes and…
Let us know your favorite way to cook corn!