One of my best memories as a child was going to my grandmothers during the April holidays.

Reason being that there was a lot of fresh milk for me to drink and the young cobs of maize on her farm were just putting out their hairs and if you were lucky you got her to roast some for you or have them boiled

Oh what wonderful bliss for my taste buds!

Now its April again,farmers are tilling their land for the next season but we have green maize being sold at the market from places that had their rains much earlier than we did.

So I am making these childhood delicacy for my kids and they love it!

I use the freshest cobs of maize I can get,you know you have the right kind when the seeds appear full and still milky when pressed slightly.


3 maize cobs

lots of water

a large enough saucepan



1.Start by removing the outer husks and leave a layer or two of the husks still on the cob.It lends more flavour to the corn,trust me

2.Remove all the silk hairs

3.In a saucepan add water,bring to a boil add salt(just like you do with pasta) then add your green corn.

4.Let it boil for 8-10 minutes.

5.Serve warm.

Left over can be stored in the fridge in a sealed container and eaten cold or dunk them in some hot water and enjoyed.Remove the remaining husks when serving.



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Maryanne says:

    Simple and nice. Next do one about roast maize. The one you sprinkle on lemon and chilli powder then walk home as you whistle. Lovely!


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