Let us be honest. There is nothing in the summertime like a good Hewitt Wildlife Removal, hamburger and some fresh corn on the cob. Unfortunately, with the large number of farms going out of business due to rising costs, it’s tough to find a farm close by to get your fresh picked corn. Fortunately, supermarkets are aware of this and are competing with each other to get the freshest corn potential. The question is, how do you tell if an ear of corn is fresh and how do you keep it fresh? The answers may surprise you unless you are experienced with this sort of thing. Hopefully though, by the time you’re done reading this article, you’ll know exactly how to select a fresh ear of corn and how to keep it fresh as soon as you get it home.
For starters, the very first thing you have to understand is that corn does not stay fresh very long. So the first thing you need to do is be sure you don’t buy your corn until the day you plan on cooking it. That way you are sure to have the freshest corn possible. Needless to say, that doesn’t mean that the corn you find in the supermarket will be fresh. So how do you tell?
Most people think they must open up the corn and look at it to see whether it is new or check the outside husk. Actually, neither of those methods is a sure fire way to tell. So far as looking at the corn itself, well, the moment you start taking away the husk, the corn begins to lose its freshness. If the tassel is soft and silky then the corn is fresh. It’s that easy. If it’s beginning to become hard and brittle or if it has been removed, then it is not fresh.
Okay, so you have found your fresh corn at the supermarket. The problem you now face is the way to keep it fresh when you’ve brought it home. Well, actually, this is quite straightforward. For one thing, you don’t need to open up the husk at all, at least until you are ready to cook it. After you have done this, put the corn in the boiling water. As soon as you do this, the water will stop boiling. The final question is how long to cook the corn for. That is again, very simple. You leave the corn from the water for around 3 to 5 minutes. No longer.
Using this method, you are sure to pick not only the freshest but the sweetest corn potential. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t matter if the corn is either yellow or white. It is not the color of the corn that determines sweetness. It is how fresh it is because the sugar in corn that is not new turns to starch and that is why corn that is not fresh is also not sweet.
Hope these tips help you in picking the freshest and sweetest corn potential.