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Boiled sweet corn

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by Squadman, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. Squadman

    Squadman CRUNCH CuTTER

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    Next time you boil the whole corn, add a glass of milk in the pot. When the corn is cooked it will taste sweet. Has anyone tried this? squadman
     
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    Mild Bill Millennium Member

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    Lemmee tellya something right now!

    I love corn!

    ;c
     

  3. jawjaboy

    jawjaboy Casual lead ho

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    Never tried corn with milk, but I will. We have cooked speckled butterbeans in milk for as long as I can remember.
     
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    Yep,
    That is the only way I cook corn on the cob now. It adds sweetness to the corn.
    The way I do it is:
    Add a little salt & butter to the water, bring to a boil, add corn.
    Let boil for about 10 min. add milk, boil for about another 2-4 min.
    Then Enjoy!
     
  5. Squadman

    Squadman CRUNCH CuTTER

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    I'll try salt and butter on water. Happy 4th guys. squadman
     
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    I'm going to try it. Sounds good.
     
  7. Glock_Geezer

    Glock_Geezer Aiiieeee....

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    If the sweet corn is truly fresh, and of a good locally grown variety (not the imported, off-season crap found in most major chains), it will be plenty sweet no matter how you prepare it.

    My favorite method is grilling it over charcoal, in the husk. Grill it until some of the husk burns away, and a *small* portion of the corn actually turns brown/black from carmelizing.

    When this cannot be done, I bake it (in husk) in the oven, or if in a hurry, in the microwave, again leaving it in the husk. Cooking in the husk gives a subtle flavor that is missing from boiled corn, and you are also assured that none of the flavor and sweetness leeches into the water when the corn is boiled.

    However, I see some potential to this for sweet corn that is not really fresh. The sugar level in sweet corn deteriorates rapidly once it is picked, sometimes to the point where most of the natural sweetness is lost. I shall try this for off-season corn that I know was picked several days (weeks?) earlier. Like many others here, I love sweet corn on the cob, and this may be an excellent way to enjoy it all year round!

    Thanks for the tip......