Best Way to Cook Sweet Corn

Best Way to Make Sweet Corn

Boiling is the quickest, easiest, and tastiest way to prepare fresh sweet corn. Too many people do not know how to correctly boil fresh corn on the cob. It is a very easy technique and produces the most delicious corn on the cob. Corn should be cooked quickly and not left to sit in the boiling water very long. Fresh corn is at its best when it is very milky inside. If overcooked, it will dry out quickly.

Selecting fresh corn on the cob

Good corn on the cob always begins with selecting the freshest and just ripe ears of your favorite variety of corn. The absolute best corn is corn that is picked ripe and straight from your own vegetable garden!

When buying corn at the market, the husks (outer green covering) should be bright green and fit snugly around the ear of corn. The kernels should be in tight rows right to the tip of the ear of corn and be plump and milky.

Boiling Corn On The Cob – Perfect Boiled Corn Recipe:

Recipe Type: Corn
Yields: serves many
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 min


Fresh ears of corn

Boil Sweet Corn


  1. Husk corn. Set aside.
  2. Put 2″ of water in the bottom of a large pot big enough to hold all your corn.
  3. Place a large plate or steamer in the bottom of a pan.
  4. Put corn into the pan, whole or cut in half, and stack vertically (up and down) with the stems at the bottom.
  5. Put the cover on, and bring water to a boil.
  6. Once the water comes to a boil, steam the corn for 5 minutes, keeping the cover on.
  7. Remove corn from a pot with tongs, and put it on a serving plate.
  8. Serve with lots of butter and sprinkle with salt, to taste.

Please, never over-cook your fresh white sweet corn!

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