Thank GOODNESS for my new cooking blogger friend Siggy Spice! She has bestowed upon me (and many other Tasty Kitchen Members) her knowledge of the best, and as far as I am concerned, ONLY way to cook corn on the cob. If you knew about this method before and didn't share it with me - WHY!?!? You were holding out on me! And if you are currently boiling corn in salted water like I used to - STOP!! One bite of fresh corn prepared Siggy Spice's genius way will change your life forever. I am telling you - it takes corn to a new level! So sweet and buttery - it made my week old corn - that I was debating on tossing out - taste like the fresh straight from the summer sun sweet corn my mom would buy from a roadside vegetable stand when I was a girl.
Please, for the love of all things pure and beautiful, try this with your corn ASAP this summer. You will never go back to your boiled water ways again.
The BEST Way to Cook Corn on the Cob
From Siggy Spice
6 - 8 ears corn, husks and silk removed
1 cup milk (whole milk is best)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 stick butter
Fill a large pot half-full with water, making sure all corn will be covered with water. DO NOT SALT THE WATER! Salting the water draws out the moisture of the corn kernel and makes it bitter! Add the milk, sugar, and butter. Bring to a boil and add in corn cobs. Reduce heat to a simmer and allow to cook for 8 - 10 minutes or just until tender. Remove from the water and serve with butter, salt, and pepper to taste.