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Sweet Corn = Summer

Sweet Corn = Summer

By Ann
July 07, 2017
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Growing up in Minnesota, my mom would say it was a good corn season when the corn was “knee- high by the 4th of July.” Nothing tastes better than fresh sweet corn slathered with butter in the summer. Did you know that there are many ways to prepare corn? On the grill, in the microwave, or in a stockpot of boiling water are a few examples.
One of our newest recipe for corn in the Land O’Lakes recipe collection is No-Boil Corn on the Cob. We found that adding a little sugar and milk to the water in the stock pot, bringing it to a boil,  adding the corn, returning it to a boil, and then - the no-boil step - turning off the heat and letting the corn sit for 10 minutes until the kernels turn bright yellow and the corn is tender. Try it! It brings out the sweetness in the corn.
Another way to prepare corn on the cob is in a foil packet on the grill.  Try this method by following the Italian Grilled Corn recipe.

Corn on the cob is not the only way to enjoy summer corn. Try some of these corn dishes:
Grilled Mexican Corn Salad - This tasty, Mexican-inspired summer salad starts with corn prepared on the grill.
Cheesy Grilled Scallop Corn will go with any grilled meat.  Make it ahead of time, refrigerate, and grill as directed in recipe.
A recipe that is perfect for serving a crowd is Southwest Layered Cornbread Salad, which is layered with cornbread and summer vegetables.

Corn on the cob, any way you prepare it, is an essential part of summer! Share your favorite ways to eat sweet summer corn with us on Instagram @landolakesktchn.
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