Happy National Corn on the cob Day
A sure sign of summer. A great big pot of boiling water filled with freshly shucked Corn on the Cob. Or do you prefer yours on the BBQ ? That seems to be the trend these days but I think I prefer the soft sweet crunch you get from boiling.
What is your preference ?
The only part that I don’t like is the mess from shucking ... all the stringy bits left on the counter or sink. I should probably do this outside and just throw the husks into the fire pit ... any tricks to shucking corn ?
Sometimes it’s really difficult to wait and let the Corn cool enough and I burn my tongue. I need to take more time slathering on all that butter and making sure every square cm is adequately covered with salt and pepper.
I usually eat at least 2 and then need to take a swim to get all the butter off...
Some call it “corn-stick,” others go with “sweet pole,” but we like to call it amazing — especially when you use those cute plastic corn on the cob handles. National Corn on the Cob Day falls on June 11 — the perfect pre-summer date. (Although, for most home gardens, mid-June is still too early for the harvest.) But you can’t blame anyone for being in a hurry. The sweetness doesn’t hang around for very long. It has to be picked at its freshest, otherwise there’s a risk of — nothing really — it’s just slightly less incredible tasting.
Note: If you plan on doing the picking yourself, there’s a trick to spotting when the corn is ready. During the milk stage, the kernels are still soft, and this is nature’s way of saying “come and get it!” Boil it, steam it, roast it, or grill it — there’s no wrong or right method as long as it stays on that cob.
Here is my Song Selection for today’s Holiday Playlist
Corn on the Cob - Riot Jazz Brass Band | Official Music Video
Source : Youtube