Monday, July 7, 2008

Perfect Corn on the Cob

This is the time of year when the farmer's market is starting to sell corn. And what goes better with any summer meal than fresh corn on the cob? The trick to good corn, though, is not to overcook. Here's a method that works every time.


4 quarts water (or more, if you need it)
1 tbs. salt
6-8 ears of corn

Fill the largest pot you can find with water (be sure to leave room for the corn) and heat it over high heat on the stove. Shuck corn and remove all floss. When the water is warm, but not boiling, add salt and stir for 1 minute. Gently add corn, being careful not to splash. Bring water to a full boil for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and cover. Let the corn steep for 10 minutes longer. Serve hot with butter and salt.


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