Friday, 9 October 2009

Freshly Steamed Golden Corn

The versatile corn can be made as part of breakfast, lunch, dinner or for in between meals. It can be steamed, boiled, grilled, baked, sautéed and almost any other way that one can think of.

Often, as an in-between meal snack, I’ll pop the corn, with its husk still intact, into the steamer. The husk acts as a seal allowing the corn to cook in its natural juices.

We normally like eating it plain to enjoy its natural sweetness. There are also times when the taste buds call for added flavor and a little salt or salted butter is brushed over the golden corn kernels.

To Steam Corn:

1. Use a steamer. Bring water to boil and add corn with husk intact, onto the steaming rack.
2. Steam for 15 minutes.
3. Remove from steamer. Pull husk back.
4. Optional: Add salt or butter.


  1. My mom does that too. I always thought our family was weird for doing that, because everyone I knew always roasted their corn.

  2. I never had roasted corn, but steamed or even boiled corn in water with some brown sugar is mmm mmm good.