1.) IT HAS TO BE FRESH
Corn is best eaten within hours of being harvested. The moment you pick an ear of corn, its sugars start to convert into starch. That’s why we get our corn delivered to Palmer’s Market daily. For the sweetest corn, buy it the same day you plan to cook it.
2.) WHEN IT COMES TO COOKING…LESS IS MORE
If you’re one of those people who boil their corn for 10+ minutes, we won’t be joining you for dinner! Boiled corn only needs 3 minutes to be cooked to crunchy perfection. We’re going for summer fresh, not baby food people!
3.) PREPARATION IS EVERYTHING
At my mom’s house, this is considered the ultimate sin. For a perfectly buttered cob (and a happy Mom) get yourself a Butter Boy (find ’em in our Produce Department). Once properly greased, you’ll need a corn buddy. Grab your corn at either end and slowly rotate it, while you’re neighbor seasons it with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper.
4.) IT MUST BE EATEN PROPERLY
My husband Will was almost thrown out of the house for eating his corn in the wrong direction. If you’re coming over for dinner, you’re expected to eat ‘type writer style’ (across then down, across then down). Does it make a difference? We think so!
5.) GET YOURSELF SOME DENTAL FLOSS
Seriously, please do. No one wants to see their dinner guests picking their teeth all night. I know a really great super market where you can pick some up (hint, hint).
• 6 ears of local sweet Corn, unhusked
• 2 Tbsp. E.V.O.O
• 2 Tbsp. unsalted Butter
• Kosher Salt
• Freshly ground Black Pepper
• 1 Jalapeño, seeded, finely diced
• 1/2 tsp. crushed Red Pepper flakes
• 1 Lime, cut into 4 wedges
• 1 cup finely grated Manchego Cheese
• 1/4 cup thinly sliced Chives
• 2 tsp. finely grated Lime Zest