How To Boil Corn On The Cob


Fresh, sweet corn is an all-time favorite for a reason – and with summer right around the corner, you might want to get yourself together. That’s because while lots of people do it, they often don’t do it right.

For starters? The trick is how to boil it on the cob properly. You should try use corn still in the husk and make sure your corn is fresh. The husks should be bright green and the silks at the top should be moist and easy to manage. Then shuck the corn by peeling off the husks and silk towards the end with the stem and you’re ready to boil. Here are the actual instructions on how to do it the right way, according to Food Network:

  1. Boil a large pot of salted water– fill a pot halfway, boil the water and add a good amount of salt
  2. Add extra flavor to the water– try adding lemons or Old Bay seafood seasoning or even white wine, bay leaves or garlic cloves that you have smashed
  3. Add the corn to the boiling water– lower the cobs preferably 4 at a time into the water with the tongs
  4. Boil for 4-5 minutes– until the kernels are bright yellow, usually 4-5 minutes and remove the cobs onto the plate with the tongs
  5. Butter the corn and season it with salt– butter, salt and pepper works for most folks. You can even try seasoned butter with basil of scallion-lime butter if you’re adventurous.

And that’s it—pretty simple and you can always use the kernels to add to soups, salads, pasta dishes or anything else that you think might work.

Source: Food Network

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