How To Boil Corn on the Cob

It's Fast and Easy!

Corn on the cob is a popular food item served over the summer. It is easy to make and delicious to boot. Some people like to barbecue or steam them, but I prefer to boil them, especially if I have a large crowd to feed. How do you boil corn on the cob? Simply follow these instructions and you will soon enjoy some tasty corn on the cob.


  • Water (1/2 pot)
  • ½ teaspoon of salt (to add to the boiling water)
  • 1 teaspoon of milk
  • Butter or margarine (some people prefer vinegar)
  • Salt

Cooking tools

  • 1 fork
  • 1 large pot
  • Tongs
  • 1 butter knife (unless you have a pound of butter)


  1. Peel the husk off the corn on the cob.
  2. Fill half the pot with water.
  3. Add ½ teaspoon of salt in the water.
  4. Bring the water to a boil.
  5. Lower the heat to medium-high.
  6. Add 1 teaspoon of milk to the water.
  7. Put the corn on the cob into the water.
  8. Let the corn on the cob boil for 30 minutes. Do not cover the pot with a lid.
  9. Check the tenderness of the corn by poking the kernels with a fork. If there is still some resistance, cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  10. Once cooked, remove the corn on the cob from the pot and turn off the heat. Serve the corn on plates.
  11. Remove the pot from the hot element and empty the hot water into the sink to avoid accidents, especially if you have young children.

Final touch

  1. Use a butter knife and spread butter or margarine on each corn on the cob.
  2. Note that an easy way to do it if you have a pound of butter and several guests is to roll each corn on the cob on top of the pound of butter, smothering it with butter by rolling it down on it. Others prefer to sprinkle it with vinegar.
  3. Sprinkle each corn on the cob with salt.
  4. Serve and...enjoy!

Once you taste this corn on the cob, you will not only want to serve it more often, but you will especially enjoy cooking them this way as you can serve more people at once, which is great for large gatherings with family and friends. Take the easy way to cook corn on the cob and...enjoy!


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