Corn, next to wheat and rice, is the most popular plant. In 2009, harvested maize crops reached 822.7 million tonnes. The history of corn began 10,000 years ago in the place of today’s Mexico. Corn is one of the favourite vegetables all over the world. Today we’ll share a few good practices on how to make it right and tasty. How to cook corn? Let’s find out.

How to eat sweetcorn

Real corn on the cob tastes best. Its taste cannot be compared to popcorn or canned corn. Biting a fresh flask is a pleasure. Boiled corn can often be found in the summer season at various stands or in tourist destinations. However, you’re not always able to get such a corn, so it’s always good to know how to cook it right.

How long to cook corn?

If we want to eat tasty corn, first, we must get a good one. For food, choose the sweetcorn, young, with not very large cob. So that it does not lose quality, it is worth making it the same day.

Peel the flask from the leaves and rinse lightly in water. Then throw it into the water (it should flow out) and cook. The cooking time depends on which corn we bought. We cook young cobs about 10-15 minutes, the older or fodder corn for up to an hour.

cooking corn

Remember that boiled corn hardens for too long, so check the grains on a regular basis with a fork or skewer stick. If we want the corn to taste better, lighten the water slightly. 

Drain the cooked corn after cooking. You can now spread it on butter, salt and eat it.

How to cook corn in water?

Boil water, water with milk or milk in a saucepan and add one teaspoon of sugar to taste. We remind you that you should not salt water, because this will make our corn hard. And we wouldn’t want that.

Prepared corn should be poured into boiling water and cook for about 15 minutes until tender. Boiled corn should be drained of water, salt and butter.

How to make corn in the microwave?

Place the cleaned corn cob in a special microwave cooking dish with vent on the lid or in a dish covered with cling film (you need to make 2-3 holes in it to drain the steam), pour 2-3 tablespoons of water and cook at the highest power 5 min.

You can also wrap the corn with a paper towel, then immerse in water.

Put the flasks in a wet towel in the microwave and cook for about 5 minutes.

Mexican BBQ Corn recipe

To prepare a Mexican BBQ recipe, you’ll need:

  • 4 corn cobs
  • 50 g melted butter,
  • sea ​​salt,
  • black pepper,
  • sweet smoked pepper,
  • 80 g Pecorino Romano cheese.


Place the flasks in a large saucepan or large pan and cover with water. Salt and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 15 minutes until the corn is tender. Then strain in a colander and let it dry. Spread butter on the cob, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then place them on the grill or griddle pan. Turn until slightly browning. In the meantime, spread butter on the separate plates with the addition of paprika and grated cheese. First coat the corn cobs in butter and then in pieces of cheese.



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