Just-Right-Everytime Corn on the Cob

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe is no-fail (assuming using fresh corn :) yummy corn on the cob. The key is to remove the corn promptly once the water has come to a boil ---- leaving the corn in the pot even if you have turned off the heat will guarantee that your corn will be tough.


  1. Shuck the corn. DO NOT shuck until JUST before you are ready to put it in the pot.
  2. Fill a pot with cold water. Use a big enough pot so the ears of corn are not crammed into it. Sprinkle a pinch of sugar in the water to heighten the sweetness of the corn.
  3. Bring the water to a boil. When the water comes to a rapid boil, the corn is done. Depending on how big a pot you use, this can take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the corn immediately. Ideally, you will serve it right then. If not, put in a bowl or on a plate and cover loosely with foil. Anything is better than leaving it in the pot of boiling water : ).
  5. Spread with butter and enjoy!
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5 5

Super simple and super good. Thanks for sharing. Made for Spring PAC 2013.