Helpful Storing Tips
Sweet corn is best when stored in the refrigerator with the husks on. We recommend to cut off the silks at the top for storing and keeping up to a week. However, the sweetness will decrease and turn to starch with every passing day.
There are several different ways of preparing My Dad’s Sweet Corn. We have listed a few of our favorites below.
This is probably the most traditional and popular way of preparing sweet corn- It is also one of the simplest methods. Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil. Insert husked and de-silked ears into boiling water (once the ears are inserted, the water will quit boiling temporarily). When the water starts to boil again after the ears are inserted, wait another 3 minutes and remove the corn.
For today’s fast-paced lifestyle, microwaving sweet corn is becoming increasingly popular. These instructions are based on 4 ears of corn. For other quantities, figure on 45-60 seconds per ear of corn. For best results in the microwave, leave the husk on the corn. Do not soak the corn. Place 4 ears on a plate and cook 4 minutes. Turn the plate 180 degrees, roll the ears to the other side, and cook another 4 minutes. Carefully remove the corn.
Let all corn soak in cold water, with the husk on, for at least 1 hour. Take out the corn and place it on the open coals or grill. Cook corn on one side until husk starts to appear dark, then turn the corn over and repeat procedure.
My Dad’s Sweet Corn is easy to freeze and enjoy during the long winter months. Simply shuck, boil for 2 minutes, and cool corn completely in an ice bath. Remove corn from cob by cutting off the top half of kernels. Scrape cob to remove remaining pulp and juice. Place corn in freezer bags and lay flat to freeze.
Shucking Secret Revealed
Watch this video to learn how to remove an ear of sweet corn, less any silks or husks!