I've had so many pictures with tomatoes, green beans, and corn on the cob lately! It's getting hard to remember which photos I've already shared. ;)
After my last post, someone asked:
Your corn on the cob always looks so wonderful in your pictures, so I figured you are the person to ask: How do you cook it? I boil it in a big pot but don't know how long to let it cook. I always seem to leave it in there too long and then it's tough and not so tasty. How long should I let it cook? And should I throw some salt in the pot with it? Some people say to throw in some sugar; does that make sense?
I got my corn-on-the-cob instructions from my mom, and here is how we do it:
1. Husk and rinse ears of corn and place into a large stock pot.
2. Add about 4-5 inches of water to the bottom of the pot, and cover with a tight-fitting lid.
3. Heat until the water is at a good boil, and then time for 6 minutes. Occasionally I have thought that 6 minutes wasn't quite long enough for my tastes, so I do 8 minutes now.
I never add salt or sugar to the pot of corn, but we put butter, salt, and pepper on the ears as we eat them. :)
Does this sound like the way the rest of you make corn on the cob? Or are there some fancy tricks out there that I'm clueless about? :)
Edited to add: We learned how to grill corn on the cob, which is easy and delicious! :)