How do you cook fresh Sweet Corn?

7/28/10

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This is hotly debated topic by many who enjoy fresh summer sweet corn and we are in prime season right now.  I have talked to most farmers who seem to be in agreement that boiling it in water with 1T of sugar for every 3 ears of corn for about 10 minutes is best to enjoy the fresh sweet flavor of corn. 

Then there are the die hard griller's who like wouldn't even think of boiling, instead some like to soak it ice water or cold beer, then place on the grill letting the moisture steam the corn on the grilling turning frequently.  I remember one backyard BBQ that was done that way with a large old coffee can filled with melted butter on the grill that once you peel back the corn you dipded the ear in the butter and enjoyed.

How about the roasters that cut corn off the cobb first, then toss it with a little oil,salt, pepper and touch of cayenne pepper then put it on a roasting pan in a 425 degree oven for 10 minutes?

I am not even going to mention the Mexican tradition of steaming the corn then slathering with mayonnaise, lime and chili powder. (by the way, I've tried it this way from street vendors in Chicago and love it!).

How do you cook your Corn?

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