How to Choose and Prep Corn

June 28, 2013 | By | Comments (0)


In the mood for corn-on-the-cob?

When you’re at the grocery store, look for tightly-wrapped, bright green husks with plenty of silk coming out of the top. (Sticky strands indicate freshly-picked ears!) The husks should be moist, and the corn should feel firm and heavy for its size. If you can, take a peek to check that the kernels are plump, uniformly shaped, and closely spaced.

When you get the corn home,  pull the husks off the corn and use a vegetable brush or a soft-bristle toothbrush to remove any stray silk. To cut off the kernels, hold the shucked corn vertically, with one end resting on a rimmed baking sheet to catch the kernels, and run a knife down the ear, close to the cob.

And don’t just settle for butter as a topping. We’ve got four delicious recipes that will spice up this summer snack.


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