15-minute Corn on the Cob

You can’t beat price for corn at Winco right now!! And it tastes good too. Most people over-cook their corn and it ends up shriveled. You must try this 15-minute Corn on the Cob! Read more to find out the secret to making corn taste sweeter.

Ingredients for 15-minute Corn on the Cob:

Corn on the cob, shucked/peeled
1 to 2 Tbsp sugar
Butter (optional)
Black pepper, freshly ground (optional)

How to Make the Perfect Corn on the Cob:

1. Place corn in a large soup/stock pot and fill it with enough water to cover the corn.

Corn on the Cob

2. Bring water to a boil and add 2 Tbsp of  sugar (1 Tbsp for a smaller pot and 2 for a huge one). Cover, reduce heat to medium and boil 15 minutes.

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3. When time is up, sample few kernels of corn before turning off.  “Older” corn may take a few more minutes to cook. Kernals should be crisp-tender. Remove from heat and drain. Butter and pepper your corn if you like. Best to eat it fresh, or wrap it in foil and save it for later.

15-minute Corn on the Cob-315-minute Corn on the Cob

15-minute Corn on the Cob

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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $3
Serving: 5

Ingredients

  • 5 corn on the cob, shucked/peeled
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp sugar
  • Butter (optional)
  • Black pepper, freshly ground (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place corn in a large soup/stock pot and fill it with enough water to cover the corn.
  2. Bring water to a boil and add 2 Tbsp of sugar (1 Tbsp for a smaller pot and 2 for a huge one).
  3. Cover, reduce heat to medium and boil 15 minutes. When time is up, sample few kernels of corn before turning off. "Older" corn may take a few more minutes to cook. Kernals should be crisp-tender.
  4. Remove from heat and drain. Butter and pepper your corn if you like. Best to eat it fresh, or wrap it in foil and save it for later.

 

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  • Linda
    August 19, 2016

    Perfect, Natasha! I boiled the corn 15 minutes and it was delicious. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 20, 2016

      I’m so happy you liked it! 🙂 Reply

  • Mike
    July 20, 2016

    Boil corn for 15 minutes? I usually boil fresh corn for 2-3 minutes, tops.
    I do place the corn in already boiling water, then two minutes, including the time it takes to get to the boiling stage again.
    Most fresh good corn can be eaten raw, so 15 minutes is overkill in my opinion. Reply

  • July 8, 2014

    Farmers told me that pepper brings the flavor out in corn. Having grown up with Butter/Salt I thought this to be odd, but when I tried Shallot Pepper on my corn not only was I a believer, but have all my friend addicted to it too. To change it up I spritz with lemon juice so seasoning sticks & add a smidgen of Cayenne Pepper too. Fool proof way to know when your corn is ready is when you can smell it cooking. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 8, 2014

      Great to know, thank you so much for sharing!!! Reply

  • Victoria Tudor
    July 31, 2012

    Hi there I am Victoria all the way from Alaska, love your recipes, cook them like every other day… Wanted to let you know there is this awesome grilled corn on the cob recipe. We tasted it in florida on our vacation its very easy and taste delicious it would be cool if you would post it on here. All you need is Corn, mayo, parmesan cheese and grated red hot pepper flakes. So you grill the corn in the leaves wrapped in foil until it’s ready and then you unwrap the corn leaves( don’t rip off leaves use as a handle to hold the corn), brush the mayo on the corn, sprinkle Parmesan cheese and pepper and its ready to eat. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 31, 2012

      Hmmm that does sound good. I’ll go share it with my husband right now. Thank you!!! Reply

  • Victor
    July 25, 2012

    This is one easy recipe, thank you for posting it. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 25, 2012

      It’s hard to make it easier than this Reply

  • May 25, 2010

    I usually only make 1-2 corn on the cobs at a time, so I just pop them in the microwave, shucks and all, and cook them for several minutes. The husks keeps the moisture in and they’re perfect. I like that you add sugar to the water–I will try this way when I need to make a big batch for a family barbecue. Reply

    • Natasha
      May 26, 2010

      Thats brilliant! Thanks Veronica. I never would have thought to put them in the micro with shucks on. I will have to try that. Reply

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