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Everything you need to know about cooking corn
Consider these tips and recipes your arsenal
 
So many options!
So many options! (FOOD52.com)

Corn is quintessential summer. It's easy to measure the passing of the short-but-sweet season during long drives down roads flanked by cornfields: The taller the stalks get, the fewer lazy days we have left.

Here's the thing: When your seasonality window is small and time is running out, a sharpened toolkit of knowledge is essential. If you're not careful, corn will slip through your fingers — and not just because it's covered in butter. Consider these tips and recipes your arsenal.

  • First, choose your ears carefully. We all know the peek-and-see trick, but these tips will help you decide whether an ear is worthy of your kitchen, just by looking at it.
  • Get those husks off. Hint: The microwave is your secret weapon.

This article originally appeared on Food52.com: Everything you need to know about corn

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