My idea of a perfect summer day: work out, lay out, cookout. And serving fresh corn on the cob is a perfect complement to any cookout. Is there anything better than sweet corn drenched in butter, seasoned with salt and pepper? Here’s how to cook perfect corn on the cob:
6-8 ears of corn
3 T sugar
salt and pepper
Peel husks off corn. Remove any remaining cornsilk. Fill large pan three-fourths full with cold unsalted* water. Add 3 T sugar. Add shucked corn to cold water. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low, cover with lid, and cook 10 minutes**.
Serve with butter and salt and pepper.
*Don’t salt the water as it will toughen the corn.
**Don’t overcook as it will toughen corn as well.