How to Cook Perfect Corn on the Cob

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My idea of a perfect summer day: work out, lay out, cookout. And serving fresh corn on the cob is a perfect complement to any cookout. Is there anything better than sweet corn drenched in butter, seasoned with salt and pepper? Here’s how to cook perfect corn on the cob:

 

6-8 ears of corn

3 T sugar

butter

salt and pepper

 

Peel husks off corn. Remove any remaining cornsilk. Fill large pan three-fourths full with cold unsalted* water. Add 3 T sugar. Add shucked corn to cold water. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low, cover with lid, and cook 10 minutes**.

 

Serve with butter and salt and pepper.

 

*Don’t salt the water as it will toughen the corn.

**Don’t overcook as it will toughen corn as well.

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2 Responses to How to Cook Perfect Corn on the Cob

  1. Kristy says:

    Mmmm . . . sugar in the water, excellent trick! Can’t wait to try it out if summer ever comes to my neighborhood :)

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