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It’s time for corn on the cob

foodtalklogoMany of us look forward to fresh Ontario corn on the cob. It’s sweet, crispy and oh so good with melted butter and a little salt and pepper. Unfortunately, we are also out of practise when it comes to cooking it – ending up overcooking and making it chewy.

Here is a sure way to boil the perfect cob:

  1. Fill a large stockpot halfway with unsalted water and bring to a rolling boil.
  2. Add corn on the cob to the boiling water.
  3. Let water return to a boil.
  4. Cover pot and immediately turn off heat.
  5. Let the covered pot sit undisturbed on the burner for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the corn and serve hot with your choice of butter, margarine, salt, and/or other seasonings.

Tips when buying corn:

  • Be sure the corn is fresh. Leaves should be green and pliable. The silk should be dry, not soggy.
  • Avoid buying corn with husks removed. It’s probably old. The husk keeps it fresher.
  • Cook fresh corn within 24 hours of purchase.
  • Do not salt the water, it will toughen the corn.

Source: homecooking.about.com