How to cook young corncobs

To cook delicious young corncobs, you need to know a few simple secrets. For cooking, it is better to choose dairy corn of food varieties, in green leaves. Its grains should be white or light yellow in color, tight to each other, juicy, plump and without dents. It is necessary to boil young corn only in fresh water, and pickle the ears, pick up from the broth.
Cooked Young Corn Cobs
Cooked young corn cobs deliciously greased with butter
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  • Servings:
  • Preparation time:5 minutes
  • Cooking time:20 minutes

The recipe for the perfect corn

How much time to cook the ears of young corn depends on their variety and degree of maturity. Table varieties of milky ripeness boil for 20 minutes.


  1. Heat 3 liters of water.
  2. With corn, tear off the leaves and strings of vegetable fiber. Cut off the base of the cob with the remainder of the stem.
  3. Place a few green corn leaves on the bottom of the pan, then place the corn cobs one on top of the other.
  4. Pour boiling water over corn and put it on fire.When the water starts to boil, beat it down for 20 minutes and reduce the heat.
  5. To prevent the corn from changing to a paler color, squeeze the juice from half a lemon into the pan.
  6. To determine the readiness of the corn, take a toothpick, and pierce the head if it is soft cooking is over.

Before serving, the corn should stand for 5 minutes in hot water, where it is boiled. Putting the cobs on the dish, salt them, grease them with cream or sprinkle with olive oil.

Tomato Corn

In this recipe, young corn is unusual in serving dishes - not just with salt and butter, but with tomato sauce and onions. The dish resembles a salad or light side dish for meat and fish.


  • corn - 5 pcs .;
  • salt - 5 g;
  • onions - 1 pc .;
  • sugar - 2.5 g;
  • tomato sauce - 50 g;
  • vegetable oil - 30 ml;
  • greens - 2 sprigs.


  1. Put boiled corn from boiling water into boiling water, cook for 20 minutes from the moment of boiling.
  2. When the finished corn is cool, gently cut the grains from the cobs.
  3. Cut peeled onions into small cubes, fry it until transparent in a greased frying pan.
  4. Mix tomato sauce, salt, sugar and vegetable oil.
  5. Put the corn kernels to the onions in the pan, mix, and add the prepared tomato sauce.
  6. Simmer the corn on low heat for 5 minutes. Put a beautiful slide on a plate and garnish with chopped dill or parsley.

The secret to tasty boiled corn is simple - boiling water cannot be salted. Young corn can be served in an unusual way - with tomato sauce and onions.

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