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Cooking corn on the cob?

Discussion in 'The Homestead Kitchen - Recipes Etc' started by sumi, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Mar 11, 2019
    sumi

    sumi Sustainability Master Administrator

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    This looks worth a try! :drool

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    And may turn out be tough and tasteless! :D Any time you cook corn for that long it will have lost most of it's crispness and sweet flavor. Maybe the milk prevents that from happening?

    Sweet corn on the cob should never be cooked but lowered into boiling water and blanched for no longer than 3 min. for optimal flavor and texture, but maybe this will yield the same thing, who knows?

    Sumi, try this for us and report on it? My grandma used to overcook corn and even add butter and sugar to the pot and it always came out awful. She wasn't the best of cooks.
     
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    Ever try "Cooler Corn"? I made it once and it was AMAZING... but a MESS to clean up.

    There are SEVERAL versions.. The one I used was to put clean ears of corn into a clean cooler. Pour enough boiling water over them to cover. Wait a few mins, then open the drain and let the water out. Drop A LOT of pats of salted butter over them, close the lid and shake. Done.
     
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    It seems like a waste of milk and butter to me.
    I like my corn to be just cooked, so it is still crisp. I have been known to eat it raw in the field also.
    In a pinch, I like to steam my corn on the cob in the microwave - still in the shucks.
     
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    Lots of ways to cook corn on the cob. My favorite is steaming, seems to come out good and It's hard to overcook that way.
     
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    sumi

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    Took the words right out of my mouth now, CC! I was thinking the same thing, I didn't know there were so many way to cook it. Add BBQ to this list too ;)

    Will do! :) Once I get my hands on some fresh corn on the cob. The crud I get in the supermarkets here is mostly recooked and imported from mainland Europe. (Yep, :sick) I tried it once and once was enough!
     
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    I also prefer my corn to be barely cooked. Preferably, I put the water on to boil before heading to the garden to pick the corn. I also like it raw. I can't imagine cooking it in milk and butter... then throwing that milk and butter away. Now, if you saved that milk and butter to make a chowder, that might be an option. But, when it comes to using milk for a chowder, I prefer to not let the MILK come to a boil, either. I cook the chowder ingredients in just enough water to cover, then, add the milk (and perhaps a splash of cream), and possibly butter just before serving.
     
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    My DIL soaks corn on the cob in water for 10 minutes or so before tossing the corn (in the husk) on the grill.

    One of my favorite summertime meals: corn on the cob, and some freshly sliced tomatoes, perhaps a slab of cheese, or a scoop of cottage cheese, and maybe some fresh green beans. With all that bounty, meat is totally not necessary.
     
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    My favorite way to eat sweet corn out of the garden is raw :) but most everyone likes it cooked.

    Try this... peel the leafs back but don't remove from the cob. Remove the silk, brush with melted butter, sprinkle with salt, push the leafs back up over the ear, wrap in two layers of aluminum foil and place away from coals on a hot BBQ grill for about 20 minutes. Totally delicious that way and it self steams :)
     
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    You guys are killing me over here!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :drool:drool:drool:drool:drool:drool :barnie
     
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