Corn on the Cob ( Cooked in the Old Ways)

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

This corn has more flavor then any corn on the cob you will ever taste--boiled in its own husk keeps in the flavor. This how it was done in my great-great grandmothers' day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil water in large pot.
  2. Place the unshucked corn in the boiling water.
  3. Boil for 10 minutes.
  4. Shuck corn and serve with butter and salt.


Most Helpful

Everything old is new again! This is the only way I will boil corn from now on. It is more flavorful and it's so much easier to shuck! You have to let it cool a couple of minutes but then the silk just slips right off, totally, completely, no fuss, no muss. Thanks.

sugarpea August 31, 2003

Definitely flavorful and easy to shuck. Ours came out really chewy rather then crisp. Not sure if it was the corn or the 10 minute cook time.

RussianMama August 25, 2009

I thought this was quite nice! I wondered how easy to peel the corn would be what with wet silks and all but it really was a snap. I just used a towel to keep my fingers ok so no scorched fingertips! It doesn't really make the corn taste different but I didn't want my corn to taste different- just nice sweet fresh farmer's market corn- what else does it need? Thanks for sharing! ~Sue

Sue Lau September 25, 2008

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