How to cook corn on the cob in a saucepan. Cooking corn with salt at home is quick and easy.
Corn appeared in Europe in the XVI century. It was brought by sailors from South America, where it was not only the staple food of the local tribes, but also a cult object of worship.
In the sixties of the last century, with the light hand of the then leader of the Soviet Union, NS Khrushchev. she was called the queen of the fields. And although sweet corn is a thermophilic plant, the wonders of breeding made it possible to grow it in middle latitudes.Corn of all colors of the rainbow
Corn is widely used in cooking, bread is baked from it, soups, cereals, casseroles are prepared, preserved, oil is obtained that has good taste and is used for the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis and is used in folk medicine to treat various diseases.
Boiled young cobs are very popular, children's delicacy is corn sticks and popcorn.
How to choose corn for cooking on the cobHow to choose corn
When buying, try to choose young cobs covered with green leaves.
Such corn is sold, as a rule, at the end of August, during its ripening in our mid-latitudes.
The cobs should be bright yellow in color and the grains, if pressed against them with a fingernail, produce a white, viscous liquid, similar to milk.
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How to cook corn on the cob at home in a saucepan
The cob can not be completely cleaned from the leaves, and only remove the top sheets, put in a saucepan and pour water.
If it seemed to you that the grains are harsh, soak it for an hour in cold water before cooking.
And even if the corn you bought turned out to be completely ripe and its grain hard, do not despair, this is a fixable matter.
Cut the cobs in half and soak them for 4 to 5 hours in milk mixed with water in a 1: 1 ratio.
Bring the water in a saucepan to a boil, and boil the corn: if it is young, it is 20 to 30 minutes old, and 40 to 50 minutes to ripen.
Hard corn cobs will have to be cooked for 2 to 3 hours; you will determine its readiness by piercing the grain with a fork, or taste.
Salting is recommended at the very end of cooking, or rub it with salt when ready before use.
How to cook corn in a slow cooker
Place the prepared cobs in the bowl, cover with water to the maximum.
Set the timer for 15 minutes in high pressure mode.
Eating boiled corn should be immediately after readiness, warm.
Cooling down, it becomes tougher.Corn with butter, mayonnaise and cheese
How to cook corn in the microwave
Cook the dishes for the microwave.
In a plastic bag, fold the corn cobs, soaked in cold water for an hour, add 2 - 3 spoons of water.
Bundle the package, make it a few small holes through which steam will go.
Put the bag in the dish and put in the microwave.
Turn on the timer for 15 minutes at maximum power.
You can cook in the microwave and in water, to do this, put the cobs in a bowl, pour water and install in the oven. True time for cooking you will need 45 minutes, and will have to add boiling water, if the water will boil.
How to cook corn in a pressure cooker
All procedures for preparing cobs for cooking are the same as when using the pan on the stove, only the cooking time is different.
After boiling, it is necessary to boil for 10 to 15 minutes, and matured for 40 to 50 minutes, this is due to the fact that an overpressure is created in the pressure cooker and the boiling point of water is higher than in a simple saucepan, respectively, and the product cooks faster.