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Boiled Corn on the Cob
Learn how long to boil corn on the cob to make the sweetest and tastiest corn that everyone will love. Boiling corn on the cob is perfect for backyard bbqs and other get-togethers, and it only takes minutes to make. Serve it hot with butter and salt as a delicious side dish or appetizer.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
- 6 ears corn on the cob
- 2 tbsp butter unsalted or salted
- salt to taste
Fill a large pot halfway with cold water. Place over high heat and bring to a boil.
Meanwhile, shuck the corn by peeling back the husks and removing the silky strings.
Cut out any brown parts with the tip of a paring knife. If your pot is on the smaller side, break the corn in half to fit.
Add the corn to the boiling water.
Cover and cook until done (this will depend on the corn - see note)
Using tongs, remove the corn from the pot to a serving platter.
Brush with butter and sprinkle with salt. Serve hot and enjoy!
The exact boiling time depends on the freshness of the corn:
|In-season and freshly picked
|In-season and several days old
|Off-season or older corn
Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.5mg