This is the best way to cook corn on the cob. It's simple and adds fabulous flavor to this quintessential summer food. It doesn't get much simpler than this.
- 6-8 fresh ears of corn
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Refrigerate the corn as soon as you get it home. One hour before you want to serve it, husk the corn and remove the silk. Place the corn in a deep container of ice water.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add lemon juice and sugar to the water. Do NOT add salt; it toughens the kernels.
- Add corn when the water comes to a boil. Let the water come to a boil a second time, and let it boil for 2 minutes, no more, no less. Remove pan from heat.
- Let corn stand in the hot water, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Then serve with lots of butter. The corn can stand in the hot water up to 1 hour.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||0 g|
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||0 g|
|Dietary Fiber||0 g|