I love roasted corn, but today I decided to try something different – corn boiled in milk! It was so sweet and delicious, even though I lost some of the milk/water when the pot boiled over. Whoops! The recipe notes on the webpage specifically say to not add salt to the water or it will make the corn tough. I left out the whipping cream and butter, because I wanted this corn to go in a light summer salad. The salad, with my adaptations was really outstanding. I actually preferred it warm/room temp as opposed to chilled. I stirred in pesto instead of chopping basil and adding olive oil, and I used green onion instead of regular onion. No measuring really, I just kept adding until the proportions looked good. I might have to play around with adding some cheese…feta? parm?
Kittencal’s Milk Boiled Corn on the Cob
- 6 -8 ears corn, husks and silk removed
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup whipping cream, unwhipped (or use 1-1/4 cups milk)
- 1/3 cup sugar (can use more sugar)
- 1/4 cup butter (optional, add to the water)
- Fill a large stock pot half full with water (use a large enough pot to hold all the corn).
- Add in the cream, milk, sugar and butter.
- Bring to a boil, then add in the corn cobs.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and allow corn to cook for 7-8 minutes or until just tender, depending on size of corn try not to over cook the corn as it will become tough.
- Using long tongs remove and place on a plate or in a bowl, then cover with foil until ready to serve.
- Serve with butter and salt to taste.
Summer Corn Salad (All Recipes)
Serves 4? I say 6 or 8
- 6 ears corn, husked and cleaned
- 3 large tomatoes, diced
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar (a great addition!)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook corn in boiling water for 7 to 10 minutes, or until desired tenderness. Drain, cool, and cut kernels off the cob with a sharp knife.
- In a large bowl, toss together the corn, tomatoes, onion, basil, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Chill until serving.