Corn has been a staple of the American diet since America was born. The largest grain crop in United States is corn and that is no surprise because corn is so tasty no matter how it is prepared. But there are many methods on how to cook corn so you do find that a lot of people actually are not sure how to cook corn properly. So here we will take a look at how to cook corn in a few different ways.
The first method on how to cook corn is the most famous and most probably the most popular as well. Any explanation on how to cook corn must have an explanation on how to cook corn on the cob. This traditional method has been around for so long it would be almost criminal not to have had corn on the cob. Boiling corn on the cob is a very tasty method because that makes the kernels of corn tender, moist and juicy, making it an absolute delight to eat. When you start to explain how to cook corn on the cob the first thing you will need is a large cooking pot. It has to be large enough to hold all the ears of corn that you have. Once you have the pot it on the stove and fill it almost three quarters with cold tap water. Once that is done you need to turn the heat up and bring the water to a rapid boil. By this time you must have husked the corn and cleaned or wiped off any dirt from the cob as well. Once the water has come to a boil add the husked corn on the cob to the pot and wait for seven minutes. Once seven minutes are up remove the corn on the cob from the pot and enjoy.
Another way on how to cook corn is to microwave them. Here there is a slight difference because when you microwave corn on the cob you only husk the outer layers of the cob. The inner layers are retained to keep the tender and sweet flavor of the corn. After you have cleaned your ears of corn wash them completely in cold water. Then take some water moistened paper towels. Make sure that the paper towels are just moistened and not soaked in water. Wrap each ear in a paper towel and microwave on high for about three minutes.