Easiest Way to Cook Summer Corn – The three main ways are to grill it, microwave it, or boil it. Each has its pros and cons. It’s a personal preference thing. The method we like best is boiling summer corn. I like the simplicity of boiling and you don’t need to start cooking the corn until you are just about ready to serve the meal.
Different ways to cook Summer Corn
Grilling probably gives corn the most flavor, but it also takes the longest to cook. Microwaving is the quickest (about 1-2 minutes per ear of corn), but the corn is best microwaved with the husk on. Which means waiting for it to cool before husking the corn.
When boiling the corn, start the corn in cold water about 10-15 minutes before you are ready to serve the meal. No need to time this process, just look for the rolling boil. Once that happens, your corn is ready!!
How Summer Corn is sold in grocery stores.
One type of Summer Corn is where the store has already husked and cleaned the corn. It is nice to save yourself the step of shucking summer corn, don’t buy the packages of pre-shucked produce if you want great corn. Corn starts to go starchy as soon as you take it off the stalk but is protected by staying attached to its husk for as long as possible.
The next way is a partial clean, where the husk is half on and half cleaned. It’s better than completely cleaned, but not as good as buying corn with the husk and silks still attached.
As you probably guessed the best summer corn to buy in the store is corn that has its husk and silk still attached. Husking corn is a snap. You can shuck an ear of corn in about 30 seconds.
The boiling method I use is to put the husked corn in a pot of cold water. Turn it to high. Once the water boils, the corn is ready. No need to time it, just be ready to serve once it has come to a full boil. This is the Easiest Way to Cook Summer Corn.
- Large pot to boil the corn
- 1 ear corn for each person
- butter for cooked corn
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Shuck corn as close to meal time as possible
- Fill a large pot or pan with cold water
- Make sure the water covers the corn and the corn is not crowded in the pot
- Put cleaned, husked corn in cold water
- Turn heat to high, and let it reach a rolling boil (about 10 minutes)
- Once the water reaches a rolling boil, it is ready to serve
- Serve with butter, salt and pepper
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