What are the recipes cooked with corn

Boiled corn on the cob

The maize season has started in Germany. The season ends more or less at the end of October. We have fresh corn all summer! I am always so happy.

I will now give you a few tips on how to find the right maize: the best maize has plump grains. My grandmother used to squeeze a grain and say: "If a lot of liquid comes out, the corn is best". But something like that went on the market in Venezuela. Here in Germany, I wouldn't dare to take such a test. I see that the grains look completely round and plump. So far, worked fine.

You shouldn't leave corn on the cob lying around for so long. I left up to three days between buying and preparing and the corn was still good. BUT ... every hour some of the sugar in the corn turns to starch. You cannot stop this process with cooling. In this way the corn loses its sweetness and what is more, it becomes drier. And we want to eat a juicy and sweet corn. Where every grain in the mouth explodes when we bite it.

How do I prepare fresh corn on the cob? I already have a few recipes with fresh corn on the blog: Cachapas and Pastel de Choclo. Now I want to show you how I prepare boiled corn on the cob. I like to eat this with homemade herb butter and a salad.


Recipe for boiled corn on the cob


Corn on the cob


Salt (for 1 liter of water, you need 1 teaspoon of salt)

Sugar (for 1 liter of water, you need 1 teaspoon of sugar)





Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. For every liter of water, add a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of sugar. There must be enough water in the pot to cover the corn on the cob. (There are people who say you shouldn't put salt in the water. I did the test and did not find that my corn was not tender enough because of salt. For me, it is much more important that the corn is fresh. )

If the leaves are still on the flask, remove them. Remove hair from the cobs.

Briefly wash the corn on the cob with water, add to the boiling water and cook for 20 minutes.

Take the corn on the cob out of the water and brush with (herb) butter. Season with salt and pepper to taste.