How to Boil Corn on the Cob

The easiest way to prepare corn is by using the boiling method. My personal favorite is  “bi colored” sweet corn….I scoop up a bunch of this {in August especially} at my local farm. Simply husk, rinse and you are ready to boil. I know this may seem like common knowledge…but for some, this is a learning experience! There is actually a small trick to boiling corn!

Corn on the cob is such an easy side dish …I add it to many a Summer meals! My children LOVE it.

Fill a large pot with water, then set your corn on the cobs inside. Turn heat onto high.

When the water starts to boil- the corn is done! Pretty neat hu?

Pour water out of large pot and place corn into a 9×13 pan with 1 stick of butter. Let butter melt and roll corn around until coated. Salt and pepper as desired.




  1. Sarah Avila says:

    I love corn on the cob!! I add a little sugar to the water and I let mine boil for about 10 minutes.

  2. So funny . . . I just made corn on the cob last week and couldn’t remember if I was supposed to boil the water first. I cook all the time, but sometimes there are basics that I just don’t know (or can’t remember). Please keep the simple lessons coming :).

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