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Easy and Delicious Corn on the Cob

Updated on July 26, 2012
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Cooking Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob brings me back to summer barbeques at Grandaddy's and all the good memories of summer. We used to go to the local farmer's market right before the 4th of July, pick up some good corn and potatoes, fresh strawberries and peaches, and a fresh praline or two if Mama allowed it, and the entire family would gather to make the food together. The men would stand at the grill, and the kids would shuck the corn. My grandma was the only one allowed to make the apple pie, since it was her specialty, and everyone else would be making potato salad, cornbread, sweet tea, baked beans, and all things delicious for the picnic by the lake. Such good memories. Corn on the cob is still my favorite, so here are a few ways to make this summertime staple!

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Instructions - Method 1

  1. Husk the corn and make sure to get all the corn silk off!
  2. Put a few teaspoons of sugar in a big pot of water. DO NOT PUT SALT IN THE POT. It makes the corn hard. I repeat. NO SALT.
  3. Bring the water to a boil. Add the corn and bring back to a boil. Then simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add salt AFTER removing from the water.
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Instructions - Method 2

This one is from my Grandma. After its done, I don't think it counts as a vegetable anymore, but boy does it taste GOOD. So, if you want to splurge a little on your diet and get raving reviews, this southern style corn will do the trick!

1. Husk and remove the corn silk.

2. In a pot of water, put a few tsp of sugar, 1 stick of butter, and 1 cup of heavy cream or buttermilk. NO SALT.

3. Bring to a boil and add the corn. Bring back to a boil and then simmer for 10-15 minutes.

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Instructions - Method 3

For those who simply don't have time to boil water, here is the final method of making corn on the cob. It is SUPER easy. You can do this two at a time.

1. Take the full husk of corn and don't do anything to it. Just put it in the microwave for 4-6 minutes.

2. Use potholders or oven mitts to take it out because the corn will be very hot.

3. Cut the tip off the larger end of the corn with a serrated knife and shake the corn out. You might have to pull it a little but if it doesn't come easily, it needs a few more minutes in the microwave. It comes out clean without any corn silk attached! I was really skeptical, but when I want corn and don't have a bunch of time to dedicate to it, this method really works!

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