Perfect Corn On the Cob

Ready for the best, fresh corn on the cob you’ve ever had?

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Trust me on this. Start with fresh corn–buy it from a stand if you can. Our favorite is the White Corn variety. You’ll want about a million ears. That should do it.

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Drop husked corn into a pot of enough cold water to cover. Add 1 Tbsp lemon juice and one Tbsp sugar. Do not add salt at this time. I know, I know. Goes against everything you know to be true–right?

Hang on.

The fact is, salted water toughens corn–and we don’t want that. Trust me.

Bring the water to a rapid boil. Boil uncovered 2 minutes only. Remove from heat and allow corn to stand for 10 minutes.

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Drain water. Move corn to a pyrex baking dish and add butter. Roll the ears around until they are all coated. Now you can add the salt.

Serve immediately—as if you had a choice. You’re likely to be mobbed.

When your family tastes the corn simply bursting from the cob all sweet and buttery–they may be overcome with ecstasy–so be ready.

Prepare for fainting.

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Fresh Cob Corn
 
Ingredients
  • Corn
  • Water
  • 1 T. Lemon juice
  • 1 T. sugar
  • Butter
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Drop husked corn into a pot of enough cold water to cover.
  2. Add 1 Tbsp lemon juice and one Tbsp sugar.
  3. Do not add salt at this time.
  4. Bring the water to a rapid boil.
  5. Boil uncovered 2 minutes only.
  6. Remove from heat and allow corn to stand for 10 minutes.
  7. Drain water.
  8. Move corn to a pyrex baking dish and add butter.
  9. Roll the ears around until they are all coated.
  10. Now you can add the salt.
  11. Serve immediately---as if you had a choice. You're likely to be mobbed.

4 Replies to “Perfect Corn On the Cob”

  1. Emily told me how to do it your way long before this post, and we LOVE this!!! It definitely makes the best bursting corn in your mouth. WOOHOO!! Dinner is gonna be good.

  2. I know! Every summer dozens of people call me and say, “Now HOW do you do that corn recipe again?” After trying this one–you’ll never go back to salt water.

  3. Oh corn. I’m in love with corn!!! It’s sooo sooo good! Why the freak don’t we eat corn on the cob every day?!?

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