It's summer, and throughout the land there are tall stalks waving in the breeze, sweet kernels ready for harvest. To make the most of the golden ears filling the markets, we've got dozens of recipe ideas.
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On the Cob
Corn on the Cob with Cheese and Lime
Corn Fritters with Salsa
Shop for the Best
When selecting ears of corn, look for bright green husks with damp, light yellow silk poking out.
To wipe silk off an ear of corn, rub with a wet paper towel. To cut kernels off the cob, stand it on end and run a sharp paring knife straight down the sides.
Fire Up the Grill
Grilling is one of the easiest and most delicious ways to cook corn-the heat caramelizes the natural sugars, imparting a sweeter, more intense flavor than boiling. To grill corn, use a hot fire and simply toss the ears on the grill, silk and all. (If you want a smokier flavor, first remove a few layers of the husk.)
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