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Old 05-01-2014, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I put shucked corn into boiling water with a little sugar and a little vinegar. The kernels fairly pop of the cob and into your mouth as you eat them.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:34 AM
 
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Get the water boiling.
Walk out to the garden and pick the corn.
Shuck it and rinse it as quickly as you can.
Put in the boiling water and do not over cook.

The sugar in sweet corn begins to go into the cob within 20 minutes after picking. If you have never eaten corn that is cooked within 20 minutes of picking you really have no idea what sweet corn really tastes like.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:48 AM
 
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3 words:
Boil
Butter
Salt

Although some day I'll eventually give this (http://greatfoodpins.com/?p=2226) a try to see if it works
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I was discussing this topic with some friends and I can't believe how many different ways folks cook this, seemingly simple, summer favorite. Remember, we're using fresh, milky corn that's still in the husk.

Here's how we cook it in our backyard...

Elote Loco

Pull back husk, remove silk, and slather the corn with mayo (I use MW ).
Replace the husk and grill 10-12 minutes (or until the corn has caramelized).
Peel back husk.
Sprinkle with a sharp dry cheese (parmesan, cotija).
Optionally, add dried hot pepper flakes, salt, lime juice.

Bay Corn

Pull back husk and remove silk.
Replace the husk and soak in water ten minutes.
Grill for 10-12 minutes (or until the corn has caramelized).
Peel back husk.
Slather with butter.
Sprinkle generously with Old Bay seasoning.

So... do you have any special recipes for corn-on-the-cob?
I like corn on the cooked like this or I will put the corn in boiling water with sugar and cream and cook the corn for a few minutes until it is at a texture that I like, usually about 5 minutes.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I buy fresh corn whenever possible. In east Texas we can get fresh corn from about now till about October. I just got some the other day and WOW it was fantastic!

I remove the husk and silk. I boil some water, with about a TBS of sugar and a TBS of lemon juice added. NO SALT (salt toughens the corn if it's boiled in it). Boil it for about 6 minutes. It doesn't even need butter then, it's so sweet and delicious (but I sometimes put butter on it anyway!). Just a sprinkling of fresh ground pepper and fresh ground sea salt and VOILA!
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Up North in God's Country
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Cooking corn on the cob in the microwave is like magic...no need to de-husk or deal with silk. There are lots of videos about it on youtube. Here is one:

[url="youtube.com/results?search_query-cooking+corn+on+the+cob+in+microwave"]

Mmmmmmmmmm!
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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I just boil it and then eat with a bit of butter or margarine.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...Something like this i consider akin to corn blasphemy/
http://info.yummly.com/wp-content/up...on-the-Cob.jpg
That's how I like it , but I also like it simply boiled and slathered with butter.
The Old Bay seasoning is good too - and it get your lips tingling.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Get the water boiling.
Walk out to the garden and pick the corn.
Shuck it and rinse it as quickly as you can.
Put in the boiling water and do not over cook.

The sugar in sweet corn begins to go into the cob within 20 minutes after picking. If you have never eaten corn that is cooked within 20 minutes of picking you really have no idea what sweet corn really tastes like.

My Dad used to say.....

Plant your corn on the hill behind the kitchen el
Start your water boiling
Pick your corn and shuck it as you run down the hill into kitchen
Throw corn in boiling water
Eat in about 8 mins

He was pretty adamant that corn needed to be cooked within minutes of picking and was worthless the next day.

He grew "golden bantum" and white corn.....I think it was country gentleman and silver queen. He had seveal others that he regularly grew. He planned the variety and the planting time...to maximize the growing season.
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:15 PM
 
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Grilled with garlic and pepper. Yum!
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