How do you prepare fresh corn right from the garden?

@WebMann (4732)
Canada
September 4, 2009 8:09am CST
It's almost time for us to harvest sweet corn from our first garden and we are more than excited. As a kid when it came time to harvest corn my mom would just boil it and put it and a pound of butter on the table along with salt and pepper of course. It was always great. We even had a corn on the cobb eating contest every year and I never lost. They would even cheat and pile their corn up in front of someone else but I could still eat more than most of them put together. :) But I was wonder what other ways to prepare corn? Let me know your method, please.
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@misisbau (317)
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
I prefer to boil them in salted water and eat them smothered in butter :-)
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
14 Oct 09
That's funny, I never thought of adding salt to the water. I just add salt when I am adding the pepper and butter. Great idea
• United States
5 Sep 09
My husband likes corn on the cob cooked in its shuck in a microwave for 2.5 minutes per corn. It is the easiest way I have ever fixed it as before we got married *(4 years come Dec 2009), I used to boil them too!
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
14 Oct 09
I don't like the microwave but that doesn't mean it's not a great idea. I will have to give this one a try.
@mastinet (467)
• India
5 Sep 09
Its too simple. You just have to boil them and then add some flavors, etc. Here it is: Take a huge pot filled with water, put it on stove and let the water boil. Once water get boiled, slowly add the corn in the cobs, cover and boil it again for another 10 minutes. Here it is. Remember that not to boil the corn for long duration else it will loose its crunchiness. Now spread some butter while its warm. Add salt, pepper, a pinch of garlic powder, etc and the dish is ready to eat.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
14 Oct 09
That's the way we used to eat corn on the cobb as a kid. It was great.
@smileonstar (4013)
• United States
5 Sep 09
mostly, I will boil it just like the way you describe, or grill it and spread with a little butter.... it will taste great. or shred it to make desert
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
14 Oct 09
Well I finally got to eating the corn from the garden and it was great. We just boiled the corn but next year I plan on BBQ some as well. We only had a little bit of corn as this was our first year growing a garden so we tried a lot of things but only a bit of each. Next year the garden grows to three times the size.
• Philippines
5 Sep 09
we boil corn and eat it with or without butter. in malls, they do it that way, too. we also grill newly-harvested young corn in a cob, with or without the husk or the covering. another way my grandmother used to cook corn, especially the slightly harder ones, is to cook them taken from the cob and they she just adds sugar into the soup before taking it out from the pot.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
5 Sep 09
It sounds like the corn chowder we used to have. I had forgotten all about having fresh corn that way. Mmmmm
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
5 Sep 09
Of course you can boil it, you can cook it on te grill. you can also steam it in the microwave, husk the corn, put in in a container with a lid, put a spoonful of water in it. Cook it for a few minutes and it turns out yummy. I had a fresh ear of corn cooked this way tonight, it was really good.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
5 Sep 09
We haven't had any fresh corn yet but I think we are very close to harvesting our little patch.
• United States
5 Sep 09
My dad always told me to boil it aswell. However putting in on an open fire does make it taste better in my opinion. But both can be done!:)
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
5 Sep 09
I think that most things that get a little bit of a char on them just seem to taste better.
@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
4 Sep 09
hello, the way I prepare it is to bake it.After peeling and cleaning I dry any excess water and use aluminium fol and spread some butter and roll it in the aluminum and bake it for about 45 minutes.If we are barbequeing I can do the same thing only put the rolled corn in the barbeque grill.We also boil in water and cut the kernals and dry the kernals in the sun and we can have it during the winter.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
5 Sep 09
I have seen this done before and it works for me. I love fresh corn enough I could eat it right on the cob without cooking it.
• United States
4 Sep 09
I am in love with corn on the cob...the only time of the year that we can get freshly grown corn is in the months of July and August, and mabe early September. So we have time to pine away all year waiting for these months to come. They do sell corn on the cob in the grocery stores year round, but they are nowhere near the fresh grown ones in the summer.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
5 Sep 09
We very seldom ever buy corn on the cob from the store. It's only at this time of year that we will buy it locally from the farmers market but this year we have our own and that rocks.
@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Sep 09
I just boil it on the cob and eat it straight. I used to eat it with butter, but I like it just fine without.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
5 Sep 09
I really like the salt and pepper on fresh corn so the butter comes in handy to hold the salt and pepper on the corn. Okay, it's really because I love butter. :)
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
4 Sep 09
Hello stranger...long time, no see, as they say. Sweet corn...mmm, what is better?? I've had it steamed and grilled, but my own way of preparing it is to boil it for 10 minutes (most people over-cook it!) and serve it with butter and sliced garden tomatoes. It makes a meal in itself! A trick my family learned from my ex is to slather the butter on a slice of bread, and run the corn on the cob across and around on it. Saves a lot of mess! Enjoy yours! Karen
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
5 Sep 09
Yeah it has been a while. Great idea to use a slice of bread to butter the corn. I usually just make a big mess. thanks
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
4 Sep 09
Lets see when I was younger in Michigan my family did it the same way as yours. I now live in Mexico and we do it different here! We throw it in the fire, or put it on the BBQ grill. Just a few minutes on each side, no husking or anything else! After that we peel back the husk and hairs, then we brush on some mayo and shake ground red cayenne pepper over that! That's it, and I've converted to that! But every now and then I go back to my roots! tdemex
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
4 Sep 09
Never tried cayenne pepper on corn but the combination of the corn milk and cayenne might just be awesome to try.
• United States
4 Sep 09
Oh we grill it right on the cob and love it. We just husk it as normal and put it on there, we baste it with butter that we salt, pepper and leave a clove of garlic chopped up in. The out side get's a nice nutty Carmel type flavor while the insides get juicy and sweet. I also cut the corn from the cob, scrape the milk off of the cob (I use the back of a knife to sorta press the milk out) I put all of it in a pot with a little cream and salt and pepper. I cook this down on low until it is creamy.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
4 Sep 09
Well I think I am going to be BBQ some of our corn when it gets ready. I have heard of people doing that on the cooking shows I watch and it does look good.
• Romania
5 Sep 09
i used to make an fire and cook it well, it was great.
• Australia
5 Sep 09
I always used to bake mine. I roll the cob in alfoil with a little butter scraped over the cob and maybe add some herbs or other seasoning. Since buying a 3 tier vegetable steamer, I much prefer my corn cobs steamed. They are very juicy cooked that way and the flavour is stronger.