August 3rd is the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival in Olathe, CO and those of us living in Colorado are feeling really lucky right now. Sweet corn is in its peak season and grocery stores around the state proudly present fresh Olathe sweet corn in the produce section. So, I thought it would be good timing for a Good Tip on how to boil perfectly crisp corn on the cob, every time.
- Corn on the cob
- Large enough pot to cover corn with water and let boil freely
- Husk the corn right before you are ready to boil, to keep freshness intact.
- Add enough water to pot to cover corn and for corn to boil freely in pot without getting too crowded.
- Refrain from any compulsive need to add salt to the water, doing so will toughen the corn kernels.
- Bring water to a rolling boil, drop corn in water.
- Let water come back up to a boil, then set timer for 4 minutes.
- Remove from water and serve - perfectly crisp yet cooked al dente corn on the cob.