How to cook corn ears?
During the months of July and August, many corn roasts with family and friends are organized. But very few people know how to cook corn to perfection!
So the question arises, do you actually know how to cook corn? 10 Tips offers you here tips and tricks to cook corn well with a few bonus products to eat your corn! 🙂
If you want to cook boiled corn, you absolutely have to take the cooking time into account so as not to cook the corn too long. Corn that is overcooked risks being pasty and mealy, and therefore much less interesting to eat than corn when it is perfectly cooked.
Be careful not to overcook the corn
Cooking time in boiling water is about 8 minutes. Of course, depending on the quantity and size of your corn, the duration can vary by more or less 2 minutes. It is very important not to cook the corn too long because it may quickly become pasty and much less interesting to eat.
Wait for the water to boil
For a good soft corn, but firm at the same time, it is absolutely necessary to wait until the water boils at a rolling boil before plunging the corn cobs into it. Otherwise, the corn kernels will be under water for too long and will quickly become mushy. The water must be boiling, very boiling before plunging the ears of corn.
Add the corn skins
For the corn to keep its good taste once cooked in boiling water, you just have to add the skins before the ears of corn. You can also leave them during the cooking, it’s even better for the taste and the cooking.
Add sugar to boiling water
If you like sweet corn, then you can add sugar to your cooking water. A good trick to bring out all the sweet taste of corn.
Ah yes, I almost forgot, once the cooking of the corn is finished, you must not leave the ears in the water because they will become even more pasty! So we don’t do it like in this photo:
2. Cook corn on the barbecue!
Did you know that it was possible to cook corn directly on the barbecue grills? If you want something different from boiled corn then barbecuing is for you! Here’s how to cook corn:
- Boil water in a saucepan and add the corn cobs with their leaves.
- Cook the corn for about 3-4 minutes in very boiling water.
- We remove the ears and remove some leaves to let the heat and condensation escape
- Then place the corn on the cob directly on the BBQ grill over medium heat for about 15 minutes.
If you want to skip the boiling water step, you can too! Indeed, you can simply dip the corn cobs in oil and place them on the barbecue grill for about twenty minutes. The grains will be drier than a previously boiled ear, but very succulent all the same.
To accompany your corn, here are other interesting tips and tricks to discover on: How to make good fries?
3. Cook corn in the microwave?
And yes it is possible! Although it may seem odd, microwave corn can be a good alternative for those who want to eat corn without too much headache.
So if you’re in a hurry but really want to eat a good corn, you can cook corn on the cob in the microwave like this:
- Remove large leaves and excess corn hair. Leave only the last leaves that cover the ear.
- Place the ears of corn on a large plate.
- Less than 2 minutes are needed to cook corn in the microwave.
Be careful not to overlap the cobs as the cooking may be uneven. Also, cook a maximum of 4 ears of corn at a time in the microwave, no more.
4. Butter, garlic flower and fleur de sel
To taste your good Indian wheat, mix a brick of butter with a little fleur de sel and fleur d’ail. The taste will be absolutely amazing! Your corn roast will be very appreciated with these 2 ingredients to incorporate into your butter.
A simple little trick to enhance and give color to your next corn roast this summer with friends and family
5. Lime and cilantro for a change!
Like the tip above, 10 Tips offers you another idea here to “pimp” the butter you are going to use with your corn.
So to really make a difference in the way you eat corn this summer Mix the butter with lime juice and finely chopped fresh coriander. You will love the fresh taste of this butter recipe, there is no doubt about it.
Ah yes, for those who like it spicy, you can also add a little cayenne pepper, but not too much, just enough to give a little something extra. You will love eating your corn with this fresh and spicy butter.
6. How many ears of corn should I buy?
A dozen, two dozen, three dozen… How many ears of corn does he plan and buy for your roast this summer?
It’s always very annoying to choose the quantity of ears of corn during a roast. If you want to be sure to have enough corn, but without too much waste, calculate 3 ears of corn per person. Some will take 1 or 2 and some will take 4, so that’s perfect!