Learn how to Boil corn on the cob, step by step with photos!
Why are you reading about how to boil corn on the cob? How hard is it to boil water and throw in an ear of corn? Perhaps you just want to know how long to boil it? Maybe there is just one specific thing that you've forgotten? Well follow along with me and refresh your memory why don't you!
First find a pot large enough to hold all of the corn you will be cooking and let it begin heating up.
Meanwhile take your corn on the cob...
...and shuck it. Blasting water from the faucet onto it can be helpful in removing stubborn silk.
Yummy, clean, happy corn!
Once the water is boiling...
Throw in the corn...
and cover. The amount of time to let your corn boil ranges from 1-10 minutes depending on how soft you want your corn. I like it reallllly soft, so 10 minutes it is!
Remove from the water with tongs. Careful, these suckers are hot!
Dress as you see fit. I prefer salt, pepper and butter.
I like to roll my corn around on a big ole stick of butter and coat it so well you can't even see the corn anymore..
..and then apply a small amount of salt and pepper. Too much salt can be bad for you. :)