Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob fresh from the garden is one of those delightful tastes of summer. The way I have always cooked corn on the cob is to boil water, drop in the ears of corn, and cook until they look done. This year I found out the way I've always done it is not the right way. There's a much better way to cook fresh corn on the cob. There's actually a recipe for corn on the cob. This recipe is very, very good, and it's simple, too. Where have I been all my life? Did everyone else except me know that a little sugar and lemon juice in the boiling water makes the best corn on the cob?

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Corn on the Cob

2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
6 ears fresh corn

In a large pot, add enough water to fill pot about 3/4 of the way to the top. Add sugar and lemon juice; stir to dissolve sugar. Cook over high heat until the water boils. Drop in the ears of corn. Cover pot and remove from heat. Leaving the pot covered, allow to stand for 10 minutes. Remove corn from hot water and serve with butter or as desired.



  1. I haven't heard of this either... Might just give it a try:@)

  2. You're going to way too much trouble. Just throw the ear (in the shuck) in the microwave for 4 - 41/2 minutes. Add a couple minutes for 2 ears. Use a towel or a pot holder to get it out because it's HOT. Cut the bottom off and sorta squeeze from the top and the corn slides right out - silks stay in the shuck! If you need to keep it warm for awhile, wrap each ear in some foil with whatever seasoning you like. Come down and I will cook one for you!

  3. I have never heard that either. I will have to try it!