Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The best corn EVER

I love corn on the cob....I mean to say I LOVE a good piece of corn on the cob.  Sadly, corn on the cob is kind of like peaches to me....sometimes they are out of this world, you want to eat them until you burst.  Then there are those that you take a bite of and say "ehhh" and live in your disappointment while you remember the "best peach you ever ate".....or is that just me?!  I digress!  Back to corn!  This little recipe (or trick) makes corn live up to it's full potential....fresh corn, frozen corn, and even the corn that may not be quite in season yet.  Something about the lactic acid doing something on the molecular level with the sugar in the kernels.  I am talking JUICY, SWEET, make you want to eat it till you burst corn!  Seriously, try it!

  • 6-8 ears corn, husks and silk removed
  • water
  • 1 cup milk (try to use whole milk)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter

Fill a large pot half-full with water, making sure all corn will fit in and be covered with water.  DO NOT SALT THE WATER!  I repeat, salting the water draws out the moisture of the corn kernal and makes it bitter!
Add the milk, sugar, and butter.  Bring to a boil, add in corn cobs.  Reduce heat to a simmer and allow to cook for 8-10 minutes, or just until tender.  Try not to overcook it or it will become tough and have the appearance of the stuff you find in bird seed!
Remove from water and serve with butter and salt to taste.

This recipe has been liked up at:
Eat at Home
This Chick Cooks
Tidy Mom

Simply Sweet Home


  1. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! I'm always wondering if I'm actually cooking my corn the "right way" when I do I truly do know the "right way"! Thanks Siggy! :-)

  2. Hmmm... I just left a comment here but it didn't take so I'll try again. :) I tried this recipe tonight and it was fantastic! I sliced the kernels off the corn for "the picky one" and after gobbling that up, she asked for more... ON the cob. That's a big thing for her! Thanks for the tip!!

  3. Just posted this on my blog. Thanks so much for enlightening me on the best way to cook corn on the cob! I will never be the same.

  4. I will have to try this soon, because I love sweet corn on the cob. Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. made this tonight and even with mediocre corn from the grocery store (I usually get it from the farmer) it was AMAZING!!! No turning back, babay!