Perfect Corn on the Cob

There are many ways to cook corn to showcase its flavor. Many Chowhounds like to grill it. jfood simply throws ears of corn in their husks on the grill for 10 to 15 minutes, turning every 4 to 5 minutes. swsidejim soaks the corn in its husks in ice water for a couple of hours, then cooks it on a hot grill for about 25 minutes.

ESNY husks his corn, “lubes it up” with olive oil and salt, and then grills it until charred; Craterellus notes that with this method a really hot grill is key to getting some “caramelized color and flavor” without drying the naked corn too much.

C. Hamster puts corn in salted boiling water, covers, and turns off the heat: “Lift the lid after 2 minutes. If it smells like corn, it’s done.” But fershore argues that salting the water will toughen the corn.

JoanN thinks her microwave does a “spectacular job” of cooking corn, and says the silk slips off like a dream afterward. She cooks it in the husk, 2 to 3 minutes for one ear, 3 to 4 minutes for two, 5 to 6 minutes for four, 7 to 8 minutes for six. “I’d never cook corn any other way,” she says.

Board Link: Tips and Tricks for Cooking Corn on the Cob?

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