As per usual, I will remind you how summer is slipping away and before you know it, autumn will be here in full swing!
Personally, I love autumn and winter so this is a-okay in my books! Windows staying open to allow a cool breeze in, and the wonders of comfort food. Oh, how I am not too sad to see summer go. Though, there are some things I have yet to get out of my system. One of those things is corn! Corn on the cob is always a favorite around here and we can never seem to get enough! I have made it in multiple ways: boiling in water, roasting in oven, and firing up the grill to BBQ the corn on. But one way I had never tried before was boiling it in a different liquid, something more flavorful than water. I decided to try corn on the cob boiled in a milk broth. And boy, what a pleasant change!
I had one more bag of milk (yes, Canadians drink their milk from a bag!) leftover that was about to expire so I figured why not give corn on the cob boiled in a milk broth a try. I mean, I wasn't technically wasting milk as it was about to go bad anyway. I think my reservations have always come from the fact that you need a lot of liquid to boil something and never wanted to use up so much milk at once. Now that I got over that fear, I am happy to say I had great success with this meal and really loved how it turned out. When I make rice and pasta, I will often replace the water with broth for added flavor. Don't ask, it is just my thing.
Corn on the Cob Boiled in a Milk Broth
Next time you have some extra milk laying around, try this corn on the cob boiled in a milk broth for added flavor and change!
- 4 corn on the cob
- 1 bag (about 5 - 5 ½ cups) milk (I am in Canada, our milk comes in bags!)
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. dried parsley, plus more for garnish
- Salt and pepper (do not be sparse!)
- 2 tbsp. coarse mustard
- 2 bay leaves
- ¼ tsp. cayenne
- Husk your corn and set aside.
- Add the remaining ingredients into a large pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Add corn and reduce to a simmer/light boil, and cook for about 15 minutes, or until corn is tender. Serve with additional parsley and/or cheese if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 421mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g
Personally, if my daughter had not been eating this recipe, I would have totally added more spice. She used to love spicy food so much and then something happened overnight! So sad. Maybe she will slowly build up her tolerance because she definitely has to deal with her father and mother loving spicy food!
I feel, much like summer, that corn season is going to be over soon. Maybe we will have a bit more time to try some more creative corn recipes much like this corn on the cob boiled in a milk broth.
Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
Oh my goodness! the color of that corn has me wanting to eat the screen! Such a great idea to add even more flavor to the corn by boiling it in milk broth!
I had no idea you could do this! What a clever way of infusing corn with even more flavor!
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
What an intriguing idea to do corn in a milk bath. MUST TRY!
Courtney @ Neighborfood
I've never heard of this before but it sounds like a great way to enhance sweet corn. I'll definitely have to give it a try before summer slips away!
This is so unique, I've only ever cooked my corn in water. I must try this before corn goes out of season!
Thanks, Sara! Please do 🙂
Kimberly @ Bake Love Give
What a unique method! This would have been perfect for the gallon of full fat milk I accidentally picked up last week when everyone in the house only drinks non-fat!
I agree, Kimberly! I used milk that was about to expire so I feel it did not go to waste.
Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.
I love this idea, such a nice change from the usual ways of making corn on the cob! Also, I'm a little jealous that you can still get milk in a bag (and I'm in Alberta!) - I haven't seen that since I was a kid. If you can still get delivery too, I'm really jealous, I would LOVE that!
Today I learned that there are provinces in Canada that do not have bagged milk! No milk delivery, so don't stress about that, haha.
Wow, what an awesome idea!! Also milk in bags? That sounds pretty awesome! Much less wasted space!
It works out well, Sabrina. Our chocolate milk comes the same way, haha!
Michelle @ The Complete Savorist
I have nothing to say other than DELICIOUS.
I will take that, Michelle 🙂
Kathleen J Dungan
This looks so darn good, I just may have to try it.
Give it a try!! You can season the broth however you see fit, too.
I live in Canada as well, but not sure where you are getting this bagged milk from?!
I am in Ontario. I thought it was Canada-wide, but appears to be Ontario only as far as I know.
Now use the leftover "broth" to cook some polenta or make a chowder.
That is an amazing idea!!! Thank you so much! I will be doing this next time 🙂
Growing up in a southern U.S. family, this is the only way I knew to make absolutely fantastic corn. I'm glad you've found it too!
Now, let's make some corn chowder and cornbread out of that cooking juice 🙂
I love that we utilize leftovers even more with your suggestions! You bet some chowder and cornbread will be happening this summer!