Sweet Corn on the Cob

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I know what you're thinking... Corn on the Cob... seriously Carrie, corn on the cob isn't a recipe. But this recipe will give you that "sweet taste" every time you make it, just by adding a few ingredients to the water! Corn on the cob seems to be hit or miss for me, this makes every cob taste like a winner... I'll never make corn in plain ol' water again!

So, summer is officially here, the boys are having a blast and getting their days and nights confused! I haven't felt like my summer has started though. I'm not sure why, I just feel like I'm in a funk! Maybe it's the week we spent in the hospital with Andrew... or not being able to go to the pool (Andrew can't swim with his incision)... or not going on a summer vacation (we can't afford it this summer)... or the fact that even when I'm home for the summer I work 24/7 on getting everything ready for the next school year. I just haven't felt like doing my usual summer stuff. I usually love summer and relish the extra day-time to prepare meals, but I've found myself making hot dogs twice a week lately. I've tried reading a couple books but I'm not interested in anything but re-runs of The King of Queens! I need some help getting out of this funk, I need to enjoy my summer before it's over! Any ideas?

Ingredients
4 ears of corn
water (enough to cover the corn)
3/4 cup Heavy cream (I substitute with milk)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter

Directions
Fill a large stock pot with enough water to cover the corn. Add milk, sugar and butter. Stir to mix. Bring to a boil, then add corn cobs. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 8 minutes, or until just tender. Do not over cook or the corn will become tough. Also, never salt the water, as it also toughens the corn.

5 comments:

Anncoo said...

The sweet corn looks so pretty. I usually eat it as plain and never add milk before. Must try your method one day.

Mary said...

I'm back. Your photo of the corn is fantastic. I plan to give your method a try. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Katy ~ said...

I make my corn this way from time to time, especially if it's not fresh from the field. It's a terrific way to bring back that farmstand freshness. Delicioous post!

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