Boiled Corn on the Cob Recipe
Boiled corn on the cob is the perfect summertime side dish - simple, easy to make, and always sweet, juicy, and tender.
- 5 cobs of corn shucked/peeled
- 1-2 Tbsp sugar or salt
- Butter optional to serve
- Black pepper freshly ground (optional)
Place corn in a large soup/stock pot and fill it with enough water to cover the corn.
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. When time is up, sample few kernels of corn before turning off. "Older" corn may take a few more minutes to cook. Kernels 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.