Corn On The Cob

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Servings: 12
  • About This Recipe

    “When you add milk to the liquid in which you cook corn on the cob, it keeps the kernels from becoming bitter.”

    Ingredients

  • 1gallonwater
  • 1quartmilk
  • 4tablespoonsbutter
  • 2tablespoonssugar
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1teaspoonred pepper flakes(optional)
  • 12earsfresh corn, shucked and silk removed
  • butter or olive oil or soy sauce ormaple syrup, for serving(optional)
  • Directions

  • Place the water, milk, butter, sugar, salt, and red pepper flakes in a large, heavy pot and bring to a rolling boil over high heat.
  • Add the corn, reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until tender, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and let stand until needed.
  • Drain and serve hot, either plain or with the condiments of your choosing, such as oil, butter or maple syrup.
  • Reviews

  • “Wow this was good!!! I was looking for a new way to cook corn on the cob- It was soooo sweet and tender.I cooked it for a little longer (10 min)- and only made 2 cobs of corn instead of 12. We will be having this again soon.Thanks so much for sharing!”

  • “This was great!This would work good with corn that isn’t so fresh and may have lost some of it’s sweetness.I usually roast my corn on the grill, but my husband wasn’t here to help me with it so I wanted a way to cook them on the stovetop.I left the butter out of the water and served it with the corn.Thanks!”

  • “Great recipe.Love the sweetness that the ingredients bring.Thanks for posting.”

  • “I always wondered how the Fast Food Joints have that corn so sweet and ready… Wow.Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.”

  • “Super!!My favorite way to cook corn on the cob.We find no need for butter, S & P, or anything additional.Careful~~the pot will boil over easily with the milk.”

  • “Was nice and tender although a little soggier cooking this way.Thanks for sharing!”

  • “Too soggy for us!The corn was waterlogged!”

  • “I made this last night and it really does cook them so tender and flavorful.I used the pepper flakes and we liked the slight bite it gave them.Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us.”

  • “I left the sugar out of this recipe because the corn is sweet enough, but this is an excellent recipe!!”

  • “We just tried this tonight, cooked it a bit longer like most reviewers and it came out great! Very yummy, thanks!”

  • “Very yummy. We really enjoyed it!”

  • “Great way to cook corn on the cob.”

  • “Very nice. A welcomed change from the ordinary. Only had 4 ears, which I cut in half, so I scaled the recipe down to accomodate, but it was sweet and tasty.I used melted butter infused with garlic, thyme, tumeric and salt, brushing over the ears when served.”

  • “First I must say, I am NOT a corn on the cob person…I’ve never liked it…until now!This was AMAZING! Thanks for posting this!”

  • “Great corn! I didn’t have any fresh corn on hand so I used frozen. Simmered 5 minutes. Loved it!”

  • “LOVED this corn!Absolutely delectible.So crisp and bursting with flavor.”

  • “Hi BeckyF Thank you for posting this. My husband and I live near a lot of farms so we can get alot of our stuff fresh. But i wanted to do something different with the corn that i just bought. So i found your recipe and OMG!!!!!!! between the two of us we ate 8 ears. I will never go back to how I use to make it. The only thing that I did not put in were the red pepper flakes. and a FYI to everyone else watch your pot beacause with the milk it will boil over very quickly. Thank you again!!!!”

  • “The best corn on the cob I’ve EVER had!!!I was skeptical why so many ingredients were necessary to make corn on the cob when I’m used to microwaving them…but this recipe will explain it all to those of you that are skeptics…like me!Followed this one to the letter, using the crushed red peppers and olive oil.My husband ate like 10 of these tonight!!Just wonderful!”

  • “The BEST corn on the cob recipe ever! I’ve always used frozen corn so I was a little hesitant trying this recipe because I was afraid I’d mess it up somehow! Very easy to make and the corn came out tender and crisp! Once they were done I brush a little bit of butter and parm on them! YUUUMM!!!”

  • “The corn came out great.I boiled for 10 minutes.I didn’t add the red pepper flakes.I will make the corn this way again.Thanks!!”

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