Boiled Corn

Simple guide to boiling sweet corn

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Ryan GoodwinPublished on 29 days ago

Learn how to boil fresh corn on the cob at home. Also includes a little trick for quickly slicing corn from the cob.

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What you will need

Sweet corn

Salt as needed

How to cook


Clean corn

Pull away the corn husk and remove the silk.


Boil water

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season the water well with salt. It should taste as salty as the ocean.


Add corn and cover

Place corn in boiling water. Cover the pot.


Boil for eight minutes

Set a timer for about 8 minutes. You can adjust to your liking, but I think 8 minutes is a great place to start.


Serve or cut

Serve as is with butter and seasonings, or you can cut it from the cob for other uses.


Small bowl inverted in a large bowl

Place a small bowl upside-down in a large bowl. The small bowl should be plastic or wood, or you can cover it with a towel in order to avoid damaging your knife.


Cut corn from cob

Stand an ear of corn on the back of the small bowl. Slice the kernels from the corn. The large bowl should catch most of the sliced corn.


Can be served with salt and butter

Very versatile. You can use in many other recipes.


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