may 28, 2014 by nama
Fresh Corn (bought mine at Aldi, pre-husked)
Lemon Juice, fresh or bottled (i almost always use bottled)
Granulated Sugar or Alternative Sweetener ( i am learning about these, sugar is not kind to me)
Large Kettle, Water and Ice
1. Remove husks and silk from Sweet Corn.
2. Place corn in cooking kettle and cover with cold water. If the corn will be sitting for more than 30 minutes before you cook, add some ice to keep the corn fresh.
3. For each 4 quarts of water and ice you used: add 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice. This will tenderize the corn and add a very nice subtle flavor.
4. For each 4 quarts of water and ice you used: add 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar or alternative sweetener. Mix in. Sweet deliciousness!
***No Salt Please, salt will make the corn tough.***
5. Allow the corn to soak for at least 30 minutes. Longer is fine, if you plan to serve the corn later in the week you may refrigerator for several day.
When you are ready to cook the corn, drain off most of the water and ice, leave about 1/2 inch of water on the bottom of the kettle. You will steam the corn rather than boil it. Steaming locks all the sweet yummy flavor in each kernel. Roasting and grilling are also great options here. Boiling = all the flavor washing down the drain. This is sad.
6. Stand the corn on end in kettle, cover and turn the heat on high. Remember to leave 1/2 inch of water in the bottom of the kettle.
7. Cook on high until the corn turns a dark golden color. This will typically take 5-7 minutes. My kettle is a 12 quart stock pot.
When your corn reaches this deep rich golden color turn off the heat, cover and allow to sit until you are ready to serve.
Most of my clan adds a bunch of butter, salt and pepper to their corn at this point. I like a dash of Tabasco sauce and fresh cilantro. If you haven’t tried it you are missing out. We are split right down the middle as far as “on the cob” or cut off the cob. i like mine off, Tim likes his on.
You don’t have to add much to fresh sweet corn for a perfect meal. We had Turkey Italian Sausages last night. Some of us did the traditional bun with ketchup and mustard sandwich. i like my protein without the carbs, just along side my pile of corn.
Love Lots, Give Lots, Forgive Lots, Smell the lilacs and find some sweet corn for your menu. Life is that simple if we let it be.
Tell me, what is on your menu this week?
An image for you to Pin, cuz i am kind like that.