How to cook corn? I blindfold myself and try grilling and microwaving it.
I grew up eating so much corn. My mom would cook corn by boiling it, serving it without butter, and we just ate it like that – as an accompaniment to whatever else was for lunch or dinner. The golden ears sat cooked in the fridge, ready at all times to be gnawed on. One hand eating, the other doing homework/playing video games/practicing my handwriting – do kids still do that? I’m always consuming it typewriter style – straight across – except for the years I had braces. That’s when I cut the kernels off the cob.
Back then, it was my job to shuck the corn. And my favorite thing to do was sit with a giant pile of it in front of the television, with a paper bag between my feet to catch all the stray silks. As an adult, I rarely cook corn at home. When I do, it’s usually raw, in salads. Recently I decided to experiment with three different ways of making it, that aren’t boiled.
3 Ways to Grill Corn
Grill the Corn in its Husk: Place the entire piece of corn, still in its husk, on a medium grill (we still love our little Weber Q). Rotate the corn on each side for 5 minutes, until done. This takes about 15 minutes.
Grill the Corn without the Husk: Shuck the corn, and place it on a medium grill. Cook it for 10 minutes, rotating on each side, as it gets charred.
Microwave the corn, in its Husk: Put the whole thing in the microwave, then ding dong it for 3 minutes. You don’t even have to turn it!
VIDEO: How to Cook Corn 3 Ways
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