It’s time for Boiled Corn on the Cob. And it’s one of the easiest summer recipes.
Kids Help with Boiled Corn on the Cob.
Hi. It’s Lois in the kitchen at Recipe Idea Shop. We have started a cooking class for our teenage grandkids, and we were very surprised at our first class when they said they didn’t know how to make boiled corn on the cob. I decided to rectify that.
Corn on the cob is easy to make. Before you boil it, shuck the outside leaves and remove the silk. Kids can help with the shucking.
Fully submerge the cobs in a big pot of water and bring it to a boil. Some people put a little sugar (or a little salt) in the water to add to the corn’s flavor. Boil for about 15-20 minutes. Serve hot with salt, pepper, and plenty of butter.
Corn was just about the only vegetable my siblings would eat. Truly. I don’t think my mom liked many vegetables either. The only ones she served were corn, green beans, peas, and canned spinach.
Until I was in college, I never had broccoli, zucchini, eggplant, kohlrabi or many other vegetables. In fact, I didn’t know some of them even existed. But I love them all. The only one I didn’t like when I was a kid was cauliflower, which my grandmother cooked to mush. I do like cauliflower now but not cooked the way my grandma did it. Like my siblings, I also love corn.
What You Need
You will need a big pot. That’s it. Buy the best you can afford and you’ll never be sorry.
Boiled Corn on the Cob RecipePrint
Boiled Corn on the Cob
Fresh, boiled corn on the cob
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: Vegetables
- Cuisine: American
- 8 ears corn on the cob (one per person)
- Big pot of water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Shuck the corn by removing the husks and silk.
- Put the cobs in a big pot of water.
- Add the sugar.
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Continue boiling over medium heat for about 20 minutes.
Note: Some people prefer adding salt to the water instead of sugar.
- Serving Size: 1 ear of corn
- Calories: 129
- Sugar: 10.5 g
- Sodium: 21.5 mg
- Fat: 1.9 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 28.3 g
- Fiber: 2.9 g
- Protein: 4.7 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: boiled corn on the cob, corn
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Recipe Nutrition Information
This recipe is GF, DF, NF, SF, EF, V, VG*
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GF = Gluten free | DF = Dairy free | NF = Nut free | SF = Soy free | EF = Egg free | CF = Corn free | V = Vegetarian | VG = Vegan
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This post was first published on Recipe Idea Shop August 28, 2015 and updated September 1, 2021.