- Add enough water to a large pot to cover the corn.
- Bring water to a boil.
- Remove the husk and the silk from each ear of corn.
- Once the water is boiling, carefully add the corn to a pot. Cover and reduce heat to medium.
- Cook until the kernels are tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Immediately serve corn.
- 1 How long are you supposed to cook corn on the cob?
- 2 What tastes good on corn on the cob?
- 3 Do you cook corn on the cob before cutting it off?
- 4 How do you know when corn on the cob is done?
- 5 How do you know when corn on the cob is done on the grill?
- 6 What are the health benefits of corn?
- 7 How do you eat corn on the cob without a holder?
- 8 Can I eat uncooked corn?
- 9 What to add to corn to make it taste better?
- 10 What is corn topping?
- 11 What is the yellow thing they put on Elotes?
- 12 Why corn is bad for you?
How long are you supposed to cook corn on the cob?
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the corn. Cook, stirring occasionally to make sure the corn is submerged, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the corn is tender and bright yellow.
What tastes good on corn on the cob?
6 Ways to Dress Up Corn on the Cob
- Sweet and spicy. Blend butter with honey and cayenne and spread it on the corn before grilling it (with the husks pulled back on) until it’s tender.
- Parmesan butter.
- Seasoning salts.
- Roasted garlic.
Do you cook corn on the cob before cutting it off?
How to cut corn off the cob: This easy method works for raw or cooked corn, whichever you prefer. You don’t have to cook corn before cutting it. (Although if you do, you might want to use silicone gloves for handing hot ears fresh off the grill.)
How do you know when corn on the cob is done?
How do you know when boiled corn on the cob is done? When the corn on the cob is fully cooked the yellow color of the corn is more intense. The kernels are plumper and more tender. You can test it by pricking a kernel with the tip of a sharp knife.
How do you know when corn on the cob is done on the grill?
Place on the grill. Cook the ears for 8 to 10 minutes, turning them frequently. You can tell the corn’s done by pulling back the foil a little; the kernels will be plump and will look almost steamed or boiled.
What are the health benefits of corn?
Corn is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect your cells from damage and wards off diseases like cancer and heart disease. Yellow corn is a good source of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which are good for eye health and help prevent the lens damage that leads to cataracts.
How do you eat corn on the cob without a holder?
The hack works like this: first, you pick off one vertical row of kernels, and then place your thumb over a different row of kernels and push it toward the empty row. Once you’ve released the kernels from the cob, you can tilt it toward a plate and watch the corn kernels fall right off!
Can I eat uncooked corn?
Share on Pinterest Corn is edible in its raw state. Most people prefer to eat corn after cooking it, often with butter, oils, and seasonings. It is also safe to eat corn raw. Many people find that young, tender corn tastes best when raw.
What to add to corn to make it taste better?
Some ideas you may want to try:
- A dash of cajun seasoning.
- A couple of cloves of crushed garlic.
- Chopped fresh herbs like parsley.
- Several grinds of fresh black pepper.
- Three or four tablespoons of heavy cream added at the end of cooking.
- A little heat with some diced fresh jalapenos.
What is corn topping?
Sweet corn “topping” is the removal of plant parts above the ear after pollination has occurred. This practice has been reported to hasten maturity, improve picking ease, reduce bird damage, improve pesticide application to ears, and reduce lodging problems.
What is the yellow thing they put on Elotes?
It’s a scoop of canned corn, a hefty dollop of mayo, a couple tablespoons of cheese, some chili powder and a squirt of yellowish sauce (maybe some kind of butter substitue?). People were mixing it altogether and eating it like a soup since the liquid from the corn makes it a sort of watery.
Why corn is bad for you?
Corn is rich in fiber and plant compounds that may aid digestive and eye health. Yet, it’s high in starch, can spike blood sugar and may prevent weight loss when consumed in excess. The safety of genetically modified corn may also be a concern. Still, in moderation, corn can be part of a healthy diet.