How to Boil Corn on the Cob Perfectly Every Time
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How to Boil Corn on the Cob
Updated: Jun. 29, 2022
- Ears of corn
- One quart of water per ear of corn
Step 1: Prep the corn
Remove the husks and silk. Cut out any blemishes with a sharp knife.
Step 2: Place corn in boiling water
Once your pot of water is boiling, add the cobs. Cover the pan and let the water return to a boil.
Editor’s Tip: Never boil your corn in salted water! It can make the kernels very tough.
Step 3: Boil
Boil the corn until tender, 3-5 minutes. Remember, the cooking time will depend on the variety and maturity of your corn.
Step 4: Enjoy!
Turn off the heat and carefully remove the cobs with tongs. You can keep the remaining corn warm in the water for another 10 minutes without it becoming too tough. Or, place the corn on a platter and cover it with a dish towel. This keeps most of the heat in.
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