How To Cook and enJOY Corn On The Cob

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Corn is an awesome summer vegetable. Boiled or grilled it is incredible on its own, but pairs well with so many flavors. 

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How to cook corn on the cob: 

1. Boil in a large pot of water  for about fifteen minutes or  until tender.

2. Grill directly on a hot grill  for a charred corn result. If  you would like to grill the corn  without the char, simply soak  corn with husks in water (to  prevent husks from burning)  and grill for ten minutes per  side on medium heat. Peel off  husks and serve.

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Below are some of our favorite corn toppers so that you can enJOY your corn on the cob in the best way possible, but note all these corn toppers are excellent veggie or bread dips too.

HERB OIL

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Use any herbs you have on hand for this corn spread. We especially love using basil for its fragrance and flavor. The secret to the bright green color is the blanching process. Use this oil to drizzle over pasta or fresh protein, or serve with toasted bread or challah with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.  

SCALLION SPREAD

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Try this scallion spread the next time you grill corn on the cob. Easy and quick to make, it takes only a few ingredients to make a delicious spread.  

CHOPPED FACON

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Facon can be a substitute for salt on freshly cooked corn.   

CHIPOTLE PEPPER SPREAD

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Try chipotle pepper spread on your corn for a spicy kick. Chipotle pepper is a dried smoky jalapeño. You can find them whole in large supermarkets or crushed in a spice jar.  

FRESH TOMATO SAUCE

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Fresh tomato sauce is a delicious topper for corn made on the barbecue or the indoor grill.  

Corn Gadgets

Kuhn Rikon Corn Twister

Corn Twister to take it off the cob

Fun and easy to use, the colorful two-piece design resembles an ear of corn. To use, simply secure the green silicone husk on one end of the ear, and the corn shaped piece on the opposite end. With a smooth and simple twist and push, the Corn Twister begins to strip the kernels off fresh or cooked corncobs with its razor-sharp stainless steel serrated edge and scraping rivets. Designed for safety, the Corn Twister protects hands by keeping them away from the cutting  mechanism. Available at amazon.com.

Progressive Corn Stripper

Corn Stripper cleaner

Progressive Corn Stripper is a two sided corn gadget with bristles to remove silk on one side and a double sided blade on the other to cut the corn. Available at amazon.com.

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