February 25, 2010
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When cooking corn, add a pinch of sugar and a splash of milk to the cooking water.  The milk’s lactose will help tenderize the kernels, while the sugar enhances the corn’s natural sugars.  Don’t put salt on the water because it will only toughen the kernels.

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7 responses to “Cooking Tip #28”

  1. Mizé says:

    Ummm…I love corn and the one in the picture looks so fresh.
    I didn´t know about this but I will sure use it. I used to cook corn in salted water but I guess I won´t do it anymore.
    Thanks for sharing this tip 🙂
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  2. We grew up in Nebraska with lots of sweet corn! And this is exactly how I fix my sweet corn too!
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  3. I didn’t know putting salt on the water can toughen the kernels. Thanks for the great tips!
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  4. Beng Gee says:

    Now I know! Thanks Liz!
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  5. ENews Line says:

    waooow is very good .. it looks like

  6. rj's mama says:

    my son looooves corn. good tip 🙂

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  7. Girlie says:

    Corn is my favorite, thanks so much for this tip. I’ll do this the next time I boil one.
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