Sides – Summertime corn

02Jul08

Corn and Stella

This fabulous photo of my friend Stella enjoying corn screams summer and happiness and all of the joys of food! There’s just nothing as yummy and fun as an ear of corn drizzled in salty butteryness on a hot summer day. Couple it with some Southern Sweet Tea for a real crowd pleaser.

Here is an easy recipe for this Summer staple: (I typically enjoy white corn as it is sweeter and rarely disappoints).

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 (shucked of course!)
3. Let water return to a boil.
4. Cover pot and immediately turn off heat.
5. Let covered pot sit undisturbed on the burner for 10 minutes.
6. Remove corn and serve hot with your choice of butter, margarine, salt, and/or other seasoning.

Tips:

1. Be sure the corn is fresh. Leaves should be green and pliable. The silk should be dry, not soggy.
2. Avoid buying corn with husks removed. It’s probably old. The husk keeps it fresher.
3. Cook fresh corn within 24 hours of purchase.
4. Overcooking toughens corn.
5. Do not salt the water. Salt will toughen the corn. Sugar may be added at 1 tsp per quart of water, but it shouldn’t be necessary. source

**UPDATE**

Knowing our general Food Whore love of all things bacon, the following recipe just hit our inbox after reading our post about corn. How could we not share it? And is it possible that Paula Deen is a long lost relative of ours?

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Corn on the Cob by Paula Deen

Difficulty: Easy   Prep Time: 15 minutes   Inactive Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes   Yield: 8 servings

8 ears corn
1 pound bacon
Gently pull back the husk exposing the corn

  • Do not remove the husk
  • Remove the corn silk and use a brush to make sure all the silk is removed.
  • Soak the corn with the silks removed in water for 30 minutes. This will prevent the husks from charring.
  • Preheat a grill to medium heat.
  • Remove from the water and pat dry
  • Take a strip of bacon and wrap it around the corn
  • Fold the corn leaves back over, covering the bacon and corn
  • Tie the leaves with butcher string and repeat the process for each ear of corn
  • Place the ears of corn on the hot grill and cook, turning occasionally until bacon is cooked and corn is tender, approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
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One Response to “Sides – Summertime corn”

  1. 1 sizzle

    Bacon wrapped corn?! Good God my butt hurts.


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