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?

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

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.


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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