How To Cook Corn on the Cob
Cook6 minutes to 8 minutes
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 6 minutes to 8 minutes
ears of corn
Salt and butter (optional)
Forks or tongs
Boil the water. Heat a large pot full of water to boil. The water will take at least 20 minutes to boil, so do this before you prepare the corn.
Shuck the husks. Shuck the corn husks, then rinse off the corn to remove the silk.
Drop the corn in the water. Carefully add the corn to the boiling water. Poke the ears a little bit so each side gets covered in water.
Cook the corn, covered, over medium heat. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to medium.
Set a timer. For just-softened corn kernels, cook for 4 minutes. If you like softer corn, cook for 6 to 8 minutes.
Serve the corn. Serve the corn immediately with butter and salt if desired.
Storage: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.