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(Detroit Free Press)   It is sweet corn season. How do you prepare your corn on the cob?   (freep.com) divider line
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2020-08-08 2:57:28 PM  
finest way to cook corn is by roasting.
 
2020-08-08 2:59:51 PM  
The best way on earth is elote just make sure you have the proper license.
 
2020-08-08 3:22:09 PM  
Sous vide
 
2020-08-08 3:44:31 PM  
on the grill with the corn still in the husk
 
2020-08-08 3:49:46 PM  
Boil water, pluck corn off the stalk, shuck it while running to the house, drop it in the water as fast as humanly possible, 3 minutes. Copious amounts of butter.

Otherwise, my favorite way is like they do it at the Indiana State Fair - shuck it and leave the shuck on as a handle, grill over hot flame until golden brown, dip it in a deep pot of melted butter.
 
2020-08-08 4:46:40 PM  
Briefly plunged into hot water, then buttered thoroughly.

Eat methodically: end to end, 3-4 rows at a time, being careful to finish each pass before moving on. Don't leave any kernels behind.
 
2020-08-08 5:33:49 PM  
Husks and silk still on, wrap in foil, place on grill until you smell the husks starting to burn just a little.

Remove, let them sit for 10 minutes in foil.

Unwrap, remove husks and silk (much easier when cooked) slather with good butter and sea salt, and enjoy.

Alternatively, slather with butter and then season with this:

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2020-08-08 5:56:53 PM  
Lately, grilled. Then either butter and more butter or a Mexican corn recipe
 
2020-08-08 6:32:03 PM  

poconojoe: on the grill with the corn still in the husk


This is the only correct answer and anybody who serves you corn differently is essentially telling you that they hate you and want you to go fark yourself.

Although 20 minutes at 300 degrees in the oven (also in the husk) will produce a basically acceptable alternative if it's, like, too rainy outside to grill or something.
 
2020-08-08 6:50:20 PM  
down n' dirty?
nuked for 2- 2 1/2 mins or so in the husk. look at it w/ the salt shaker and pepper liberally.


with time?

poconojoe: on the grill with the corn still in the husk

as mentioned, this is the correct way. salt and pepper as above. no butter b/c I am still too much teh fatty.
 
2020-08-08 7:34:41 PM  
Cut the stalk end off at the shoulder, nuke 2 at a time for 6 minutes. Squeeze clean corn out of husk and silk using kitchen towels - hot.
Eat as is or put on the grill and brown, then roll in melted butter, lime juice and a little chile powder.

I used to get yelled at for eating the corn from the field raw, but it's also delicious that way.
 
2020-08-08 7:36:10 PM  
I haven't done it on a grill, but when camping I'd wrap it in foil and give it 10 minutes buried in the coals.

Mostly, I nuke it.
 
2020-08-08 7:37:59 PM  
333 in the microwave, cut off the bottom end, hold the bottom with the knife while I use tongs to pull the rest of the skin and fricken hairs off in one fell swoop

then butter, salt n' pepper, and enjoy.
 
2020-08-08 7:46:25 PM  
I cook the ears in water with a little sugar in it, then when they're done, I slather them in butter and salt. That's it. Good sweet corn doesn't need more than that, IMHO.
 
2020-08-08 7:49:03 PM  
Feed it to the livestock and eat them
 
2020-08-08 7:56:53 PM  
Pull back the shucks like a uncircumsized cock. Then get out any of the little nasty pieces hanging on so it's kinda clean. Oh Yeah. Then soak it with some salt and sugar water a while with all those shucks still still attached.

Then butter it up and give a dusting with basic 'seasoning salt' and put those shucks back on for 'extra flavor'.
Wrap that sucker up in foil and give a bake in the oven for about 30 mins. And don't even think about a plastic wrap or a microwave. If you're going in....go in for real.
Or if you have a grill ...just rewarp that COBB with all the wet drippy leaves and do it raw on the grill.
 
2020-08-08 7:59:31 PM  

Momzilla59: I used to get yelled at for eating the corn from the field raw, but it's also delicious that way.


This is my son's preferred method. I think it's the only reason he spent a summer working on his cousins' farm. 😁
 
2020-08-08 8:02:03 PM  

poconojoe: on the grill with the corn still in the husk


1) soak them is lightly salted water for an hour.
2) peel back the husk, remove the corn silk
3) Lightly season and wrap in tinfoil with butter
4) cook for about 10 minutes on a hot grill
5) remove foil cook for another 5-10 minutes
6) serve hot after peeling husks off

Must be done over a wood, charcoal, or pellet grill. Gas works but you don't get the smoky flavor
 
2020-08-08 8:04:45 PM  
I really hate dealing with the hairs.

So i shuck it, rinse in cold water to get rhe hairs off. Boil for 10 min in salted water.  Lather with butter and enjoy.
 
2020-08-08 8:07:28 PM  
Get it from one of the local farmers
Have one or two kids shuck it.
Boil it in water for 20.

Id roast it on the grill , but that takes more time and effort. Home projects lately.
/200 sq ft out of 250 sq ft 1/4" durock down. 50 more to go on that side. 300 sq ft on the other. But 1/2 inch, because what the fark previous owner who expanded this house. 550 tiles left to go too.
/replacing whole downstairs because of water damage in the walls. At least the slab is dry. (No basement... because id hit the water table in about 6 fewt.
 
2020-08-08 8:10:58 PM  
4 minutes in the Instant Pot.

Don't look at me in that tone of voice, it comes out perfectly!
 
2020-08-08 8:14:43 PM  
Boil for five minutes, douse in butter and smoked salt.
 
2020-08-08 8:16:38 PM  
I eat the husk then lick it like a lollipop right down to the cob
 
2020-08-08 8:16:54 PM  
1. pull the husks
2. soak the ears in a pot for a while
3. clean the strands off
4.wrap in aluminum foil, with liberal (BLAARRGH BENGHAZI) amounts of butter, salt, and a lot of farking pepper.
5. throw on the grill.
6. Wait a bit, throw burgers on the grill
7. pull both off when burgers are ready
8. Enjoy that delicious and easy meal
 
2020-08-08 8:28:40 PM  

bayoukitty: Momzilla59: I used to get yelled at for eating the corn from the field raw, but it's also delicious that way.

This is my son's preferred method. I think it's the only reason he spent a summer working on his cousins' farm. 😁


Fresh raw sweet corn is pretty great. Goes really well in a tomato, cucumber salad.


From reading this thread it seems a lot of people cook their corn too long.
 
2020-08-08 8:33:38 PM  
Remove all kernels from the cob.  Microwave for ten or twenty minutes minimum.  Add a dollop of Miracle Whip, but don't add any salt (too unhealthy).
 
2020-08-08 8:35:03 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: bayoukitty: Momzilla59: I used to get yelled at for eating the corn from the field raw, but it's also delicious that way.

This is my son's preferred method. I think it's the only reason he spent a summer working on his cousins' farm. 😁

Fresh raw sweet corn is pretty great. Goes really well in a tomato, cucumber salad.


From reading this thread it seems a lot of people cook their corn too long.

YES!
 
2020-08-08 8:37:16 PM  
I guess I'm gonna have to try the grill.

Usually boil without husks, then butter, salt, pepper. We get ours direct from the farm at a place near my in-laws. Stuff is amazing.

/ just had some tonight
 
2020-08-08 8:45:41 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Boil water, pluck corn off the stalk, shuck it while running to the house, drop it in the water as fast as humanly possible, 3 minutes. Copious amounts of butter.


This is the ONLY way to eat if it is prepared IMMEDIATELY after picking.
Roasting or grilling corn this fresh is simply a waste of all the residual sugars still present in the corn.
After a few hours, roasting or grilling is the best method.
 
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2020-08-08 8:49:29 PM  
Drop in boiling water for 3 min or directly on the grill. If you have to put anything on it, get better corn. Best buy it at a farm where it was picked that morning.
 
2020-08-08 8:51:21 PM  
Drop in boiling water  with a tablespoon or two of sugar.
 
2020-08-08 8:51:31 PM  
Remove husk and silks. Wrap in wet paper towel....microwave for 3 minutes. Butter and salt...
 
2020-08-08 8:51:57 PM  
"Sweet corn" isn't up to the task, and most of you are quite frankly missing out.

Butter and sugar corn is where it's at, as it has been in New England for more than fifty years.  It's so damn good that I know of multiple people who FedEx boxes of the stuff to friends and relatives in other parts of the country.

I'd also recommend boiling.  I've tried grilling, but I find it ruins the cob and the flavor isn't there.
 
2020-08-08 8:54:06 PM  
Pull back the husk, remove the stringy shiat, rub down the corn with copious amounts of sweet cream butter, salt and pepper, re-husk, tie with butcher's twine, place on the warming rack of your grill, wait for the husk to char.

That's it. No other solution.
 
2020-08-08 8:59:15 PM  
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2020-08-08 9:00:04 PM  
This thread is making me sad. Ordered some fresh in the husk corn from our local grocery delivery service. It looked great when it arrived. My wife prefers the boil after husking method even though I'd rather grill it in the husk. So, she husked it to reveal the most shriveled, sad corn I've ever laid my eyes on. It was crushing.
 
2020-08-08 9:06:35 PM  

poconojoe: on the grill with the corn still in the husk


Can't fark this up.
 
2020-08-08 9:12:48 PM  
Another kernel of advice from Phillips:  If you've never eaten raw corn, give it a shot.

YES, Ripped right off the stalk... like an apple but sweeter.

I half-grew up in corn country and was told that corn loses 1/2 its sugar in the first 24 hours, so eating it as soon as possible after it is picked is much more critical than how long you "berl it".
 
2020-08-08 9:13:17 PM  
I typically grill my corn but when I eat it I don't want to look like I went down on Helen Thomas during one of her extra 'moist' days so I stand the cob up vertically and cut all of the corn off.

/As luck would have it I'll be having this tomorrow along with grilled pork chops.
 
2020-08-08 9:23:51 PM  

hlehmann: Remove all kernels from the cob. Microwave for ten or twenty minutes minimum. Add a dollop of Miracle Whip, but don't add any salt (too unhealthy).


Just die. Miracle Whip was invented by the devil to lead humanity to destruction.

What is wrong with you?
 
2020-08-08 9:26:15 PM  
"Hey! Corn! Now we can make whiskey!"
 
2020-08-08 9:56:47 PM  
Butter, salt, pepper.
 
2020-08-08 10:05:56 PM  
The first time I ever grilled it, it came out perfectly. Smoky, sweet, caramel, etc. Every single other time I've tried it, something screws up. Too burnt/bitter, too hard, one of them too burnt, the other one too hard, etc. It drives me crazy.
 
2020-08-08 10:49:20 PM  

Larva Lump: "Hey! Corn! Now we can make whiskey!"


"Say! I just invented a Tom Collins!"
 
2020-08-08 10:57:59 PM  
2 minutes in the Instant Pot with quick release.
 
2020-08-08 11:01:21 PM  
My neighbor surprised me with a bunch of corn (still in husk) within a couple hours after picking.  I had just made a big batch of something, can't recall what, but it didn't pair well with corn on the cob so I chucked it into freezer bags and froze it. Not sure what to do with it now but thaw and grill is my inclination. I've never frozen fresh corn in the husk before so I'm not 100% what direction to go. Any suggestions appreciated.
 
2020-08-08 11:01:35 PM  
Just cooked enough to melt the butter
 
2020-08-08 11:16:01 PM  
Grilled on the husk is good, but not for very long, just enough to get it hot. But if you have a corn fetish like I do, which drives my wife crazy, you want to eat it all year, so here's what you do. Get the biggest cooler you have and shuck as many as will fit in the cooler. (I usually get 80 to 100 ears using several coolers. Again, drives my wife crazy.) With ears in cooler, fill with boiling water, close the lid, and let set about 20 min. Remove from cooler (they're HOT), and remove kernels from cobs. Slop some butter in, a dash of kosher salt, and put in zipper bags or food saver bags. Freeze. EAT YUMMY SWEET CORN IN JANUARY.

/it only comes once a year
//no frozen, and definitely no cans
///you'll thank me in the dead of winter
////slashie overload: save cobs and freeze; use for stock and again, you can thank me later
 
2020-08-08 11:20:47 PM  
If I cook it on the grill I leave the husk on, soak it and throw it on the grill turning a couple times until the husk is nice and chared

Otherwise I remove the husk, brush it with some melted butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder and a little paprika.
Wrap it in foil and put it in the oven at 425 for about 20 minutes.
 
2020-08-08 11:36:10 PM  

Melvin Lovecraft: Grilled on the husk is good, but not for very long, just enough to get it hot. But if you have a corn fetish like I do, which drives my wife crazy, you want to eat it all year, so here's what you do. Get the biggest cooler you have and shuck as many as will fit in the cooler. (I usually get 80 to 100 ears using several coolers. Again, drives my wife crazy.) With ears in cooler, fill with boiling water, close the lid, and let set about 20 min. Remove from cooler (they're HOT), and remove kernels from cobs. Slop some butter in, a dash of kosher salt, and put in zipper bags or food saver bags. Freeze. EAT YUMMY SWEET CORN IN JANUARY.

/it only comes once a year
//no frozen, and definitely no cans
///you'll thank me in the dead of winter
////slashie overload: save cobs and freeze; use for stock and again, you can thank me later


Your turds have to be amazing...
 
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