Nothing says summer more than corn on the cob! It’s a staple side dish in our house. It’s quick and easy and everyone loves it.
One of the best things about summer is corn on the cob. Where I live, it’s available super cheap at every roadside stand all summer long. It literally goes with everything — burgers, barbecue chicken, steak, the possibilities are endless! It’s also easy to cook and doesn’t require utensils. All you need are your hands or maybe those cute corn on the cob holders.
Tips for Buying Corn on the Cob
Before you jump into these recipes, you’ll want to get the BEST corn on the cob. We’ve all been there: you grab some ears of corn and when you get them home, you are disappointed with what we picked. Follow these tips for buying corn on the cob and bring home the good stuff every time:
- When buying corn, look for ears with bright green, snugly fitting husks and golden brown silk.
- Most grocery stores have shucking stations. Take advantage so you can see your cobs!
- The kernels should reach the ear’s tip in tightly spaced rows and should appear plump and milky.
Now that you know all of the best ways to cook corn on the cob (did you know there were so many?), it’s time to dive into some delicious recipes to keep your corn on the cob game fresh all summer long.