I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Five Ways to cook Corn on the Cob

I love fresh corn on the cob. My all time favorite summer meal is BLT's and corn-on-the-cob. One of the questions I'm asked the most is, "How long do I cook my corn for"? I'm listing five ways to cook corn on the cob.


Boiled:
~Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.
~Remove husks and silk from corn.
~Add 1/4 cup sugar (only if it's getting towards the end of the corn season)
~Carefully put corn into boiling water.
~Cook 5-10 minutes, depending on how soft you like your corn. I like it soft, so I cook it for 10 minutes.

Oven Roasted:
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Rinse ears, do not pull back husks.
~Place corn cobs on the middle rack of oven.
~Bake for 30 minutes.
~Remove from oven.
~Pull back husks and eat.

GRILLED:
~Soak corn in cold water for 1/2-1 hour before cooking.
~Prepared your grill while the corn is soaking.
~If using a charcoal grill, you want the coals coved in a gray ash.
~If using a gas grill you want to preheated to a medium-high heat.
~Remove corn from water and drain off excess water from corn.
~Place corn on grates.
~If cooking over coals, turn every 10 minutes. If cooking on a gas grill, turn every 5 minutes.
~The husks will turn brown in color as they cook.
~When husks are brown and maybe even black in spots, it is done.
~Carefully remove from grill
~Let cool a few minutes before trying to remove husks, to prevent burns.

MICROWAVED:
~Soak Corn in cold water 1/2-1 hour before ready to cook.
~Remove corn from water and drain any excess water off corn.
~Place corn on a microwave safe plate.
~Place in microwave.
~Cook about 8 minutes.
~If your microwave doesn't have a turn table, turn corn half way through.
~Let your corn sit for a few minutes before removing husks, to avoid burns.

STEAMED:
~Remove husks and silk from corn.
~Bring water to a boil in steamer pot.
~Place corn into the steamer basket.
~Cover steamer.
~Cook 10-15 minutes.


Variations:
`add smoked paprika and butter to your corn before you grill or oven roast it.

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