Corn on the Cob



Corn on the Cob is a taste of summer to me, always with happy memories. I love the sweet taste. One more very easy recipe.


Corn on the Cob

Servings 8 servings
Author Laurie


  • 4 quarts cold water
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 8 ears corn
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


Grilled Corn on the Cob

  1. Pour the water into a large pot, add salt and stir until dissolved. Place the ears of corn into the pot, and allow to soak at least 30 minutes but no longer than 8 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove the corn from the soak and grill the ears, turning every 2 to 3 minutes to cook the kernels on all sides. Brush the grilled corn with butter, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove the husks as shown in the microwave method, below. Eat on the cob or remove the kernels. Buen Provecho!

Boil Corn on the Cob

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil (enough water cover corn by a depth of 1 inch). Add corn to boiling. Cover the pot, and bring to a boil - it will take 3-5 minutes. Using tongs, remove corn immediately from the pot.
  2. Do not overcook because the corn will get tough.

Microwave Corn on the Cob

  1. Place your corn on the cob it in your microwave so that they all lay flat with a little space between each of them and place. Cook the corn on full power for 5 minutes turn corn and add 2 to 5 minutes depending on how many you are cooking. For one corn 5 minutes is enough. Remove the corn from the microwave using oven mitts.

Husk your corn

  1. Method 1 Cut about 1 inch off the bottom.
  2. Hold the corn up from the opposite and it will easily slide out completely clean.
  3. Method 2 You'll want to have a compost can handy to discard the corn husks and silks. First remove the husks (green leaves) by pulling them back toward the end of the ear. Keep removing the husks until the corn is exposed completely. Now use your fingers or a vegetable brush to remove the silks (stringy yellow strands). If there is a tough yellow end, you can break it off with your hands or cut it off with a knife.
  4. Now choose one of the three methods to cook the corn on the cob. If you cook your corn with the husk on and cut it as described the corn will come clean of all silk and is easy to do. Enjoy!

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