3 ways to prepare Sweet Corn
Can you believe that July is almost over? This summer is flying by, so make sure to indulge in some of the best foods of the summer, like sweet corn. Did you know that corn is Minnesota’s largest crop? Probably not hard to imagine, it seems whenever you can make it out of the city, it’s corn crops and lakes as far as the eye can see. So there is plenty sweet corn out there for you to enjoy, but how do you prepare it?
While you can eat it raw, it is actually pretty good, you should try it. There are three common ways to prepare it: grilling, microwaving and boiling. In this blog I have laid out these ways for you as a quick reference. I hope you find it helpful.
GRILLING Sweet Corn
- Peel husk down to about 2 inches from bottom of cob, remove silk & pull husk back up.
OPTIONAL- Tie string around cob to hold husk in place
- Soak cob in cold water for about an hour before grilling.
- Place on heated grill for about 20 minutes, rotating every 5 minutes or so. Corn will appear done earlier; leave on as it will take that long to be done. Take off grill, and enjoy.
MICROWAVING Sweet Corn
- Husk off all leaves and silk.
- Place in microwave safe bowl or tray and cover with plastic wrap.
- Microwave on high for 7 minutes for two ears of corn.
- Carefully remove plastic and you are ready to eat.
BOILING Sweet Corn
- Fill pot half full of water and turn on high.
- Husk and peel corn.
- Place corn in pot of rapidly boiling water.
- Bring water back to a boil (about 20 minutes).
- Using tongs, carefully remove hot corn from pot. Let cool for a moment or so, and enjoy.
Sweet corn has only about 125 calories per ear of corn. What you decide to put on that corn is up to you. Some favorites of mine are salt and butter, but if you are watching your health and/or calorie intake, just plain old corn is delicious too.
We have waited for this season. Hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.
CobornsDelivers Produce Expert