How To Boil Corn on the Cob – Best Way To Cook And Enjoy

Corn is a popular food and it is not difficult for you to learn how to boil corn. This is one of the best ways to cook for you to enjoy it. You won’t have to worry about the corn drying out and burning after reading this post of ours

1. How To Boil Corn


  • 6 ears fresh corn, still in the husk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2-3 slices of fresh lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda


Step 1: Peel the green husks & remove the silky tassels from the corn on the cob.

Step 2: Take a large-sized pot and fill it halfway through with water. Next, add the corn, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 2-3 slices of fresh lemon, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. All these ingredients will help make the corn soft, sweet, and not dry then place the water-filled pot on the stove and bring it to boil over a high flame.

Step 3: When the water boils, reduce the flame to low and cook corn for 25 minutes. Signs of the boiled corn’s doneness are- the corn kernels turn deeper yellow, tend to plump up, and become very soft.

To serve, uncover the lid and take out the cooked corn ears on a plate with tongs. Brush it with melted butter and sprinkle some salt. Enjoy warm corn.

After boiling the corn, you should not sit the corn in the pot, but take it out. If not eating right away, you can pour out the water and continue to cover the corn to keep it hot. Soaking corn in the pot after boiling will make the corn pale.

How To Cook Corn on the Cob

Now, you know how to boil corn on a cob. After reading this article, I hope you can successfully make a boiled corn recipe and share it with many others. Good Luck

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