Some call it “corn stick”, others go with “sweet stick”, but we like to call it amazing, especially when you use those cute plastic corn on the cob.
National Corn on the Cob Day is celebrated on June 11, the perfect date before summer. Although, for most home gardens, mid-June is still too early for harvest. But no one can be blamed for being in a hurry. Sweetness does not last long. It has to be selected in its freshest state, otherwise there is a risk of, nothing really, it is a slightly less incredible tasting.
Note: If you plan to make the selection yourself, there is a trick to detect when the corn is ready. During the milk stage, the grains are still soft, and this is the natural way of saying “come and take it!” Boil, steam, broil, or grill it.
There is no wrong or right method as long as you stay on that cob.
National Corn on the Cob Day Activities
Go to a parade
Yes, there is a parade. It’s in Plainview, Minnesota, which may be a bit far for some, but if you really love corn, you’ll make the trip. Trust us, it’s worth it. There are street dancers, a talent show and a box of derby soap. Have you ever seen a soap box derby in real life? It’s a real treat that only gets better with one side of the corn … but only if you’re not driving.
Share your photos on social networks
If you are lucky enough to attend the parade in Minnesota, upload some videos. There are many corn lovers who would really appreciate it. And don’t forget to tag everything with #NationalCornOnTheCobDay.
Review corn trivia
Host a fact-centered question-and-answer night about corn. It has a fascinating history and some of its uses will surprise you (in a good way). You will also have the opportunity to decide the discussion on how to eat the ear of corn correctly. Many people say that as long as you hold both ends, you’re ready to go, but you know it better. According to the label experts, you should spread a few rows at a time and then eat by moving side to side like a typewriter. (Or a keyboard if you are under 80 years old).
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL CORN ON COB DAY
A reason for every seasoning
There’s nothing wrong with salt and butter, but something more dynamic, like miso butter, could offer an interesting twist. If you fancy a bite to kick you, look no further than Jamaican Jamaican Curry, Mayonnaise, and Coconut. And for those who love everything crispy, there’s battered fried corn. When has frying ever disappointed someone?
It is incredibly versatile
When not on the cob, we mainly think of corn as a snack to eat at the movies. But it is also a key ingredient in the drugs and substances we use every day. For example, antibiotics, hand soap, ethanol, and even fireworks owe a lot to those little yellow beans. So the next time you see fireworks on Independence Day, show your solidarity by chewing on a piece of corn. You could say it is your patriotic duty.
It is the perfect excuse for a cookout.
It’s not summer if you don’t throw corn on the grill. And where there is a grill, there is a barbecue. After spending the winter, there is nothing sweeter than relaxing (in the warm sense) outside. Sweet corn is just the icing on the cake, not literally, but with the right recipe it could be. A dumb example, we know, but a cookout is all about blowing up the breeze and laughing, and corn is a great excuse for a party.