My first home grown cob of corn. Woo Hoo! I'm allowed to be excited as i never thought i would ever be doing this and it seemed to me, at the beginning of my veggie garden journey, that growing corn was kind of a bench mark to be reached. My friend Ella, gave me some seeds quite late in the summer, so i wasn't expecting too much. Next year i have big plans for my corn crop. They are going to be working triple time as both corn producers, climbing poles for beans and shade makers for an under crop of lettuce.
And so, that left me with one little problem. How do you cook fresh corn straight from the garden? I know, its sad, but Ive only cooked precut frozen little cobs from the freezer department of the supermarket. Over to Google.
Seems the most important rule is DON'T OVERCOOK.
Bring unsalted water to boil. Drop the corn in and cover with lid. Boil for 4-5 minutes and remove. I dabbed a little butter, salt & ground black pepper, covered in foil and rested while i finished the rest of the meal.
Rob said he would have preferred just another couple of minutes to make them softer but when i tried mine that were literally jumping off the cob with the slightest pressure.
He does seem to be enjoying it though and there was very little left when he had finished. Mind you, all he could talk about was bourbon. He hasn't been drinking now for a while and i guess he misses it.
I do love corn when it is bought from the vendors at markets. They are full of flavour and are juicy and soft. I imagine they first boil them and then put them on the grill to get a little grill flavour. If you have the one true tried and tested method, please let me know.
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