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Best Way to Cook Corn on the Cob

Last year when I posted about how much I like roasting corn, I had several people tell me that the most delicious way to cook corn is to boil it with a cup of milk and a stick butter. I finally got around to trying it and I agree – this is the most delicious way to cook corn.

Best Way to Cook Corn- boiled with 1 stick of butter and 1 cup of milk.

 

If you haven’t tried cooking corn this way, you must.

This is the most delicious way to cook corn on the cob - in boiling water with a cup of milk and a stick of butter. So good!

Best Way to Cook Corn - boiled with 1 stick of butter and 1 cup of milk. Most delicious corn ever!

 

The corn cooks up so flavorful, fresh tasting and rich. You’ll be so obsessed with it you won’t even care what else is being served.

Best Way to Cook Corn- boiled with a stick of butter and a cup of milk. Most delicious corn ever!

 

No need to slather butter all over the corn. This corn already has a buttery taste.

Just a little salt and pepper and this corn on the cob is ready to go.

And actually, if you use a stick of salted butter, you might find you don’t even need to add any salt.

Best Way to Cook Corn - boiled with a cup of milk and a stick of butter. Most delicious corn ever!

 

Some people add sugar too, but I find the corn available around here during the summer is already sweet enough.

If you suspect your corn is a little lacking in flavor, you might want to add some sugar to perk it up.

Best Way to Cook Corn - boiled with a stick of butter and a cup of milk. Most delicious corn ever!

 

Best Way to Cook Corn- boiled with a stick of butter and a cup of milk.

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Best Way to Cook Corn- boiled with 1 stick of butter and 1 cup of milk.

Best Way to Cook Corn on the Cob

Boiling corn with a cup of milk and a stick of butter creates the most delicious corn imaginable. Truly the BEST way to cook corn on the cob!
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 8 minutes
TOTAL: 13 minutes
SERVINGS: 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6-8 ears of corn, husks and silks removed and cut in half (if desired)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 stick Challenge butter

Instructions

  • Fill a large pot about halfway with water. 
  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Add milk and butter. Add corn and reduce heat. 
  • Simmer corn for 6 to 8 minutes. 
  • Remove corn from cooking liquid and its ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

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450 thoughts on “Best Way to Cook Corn on the Cob”

  1. This recipe is the bomb! So easy and with great tasting results every time. I will never cook corn any other way again since the flavor is SO good.

  2. OMG…the flavor is unexplainable…taste amazing. This is and will be the ONLY way we cook out fresh 🌽 forever..Will be a new family tradition.. Thank you! We definitely needed something different..we do live our 🌽

  3. Christine Shipley

    Made our corn like this a few nights ago and it was fantastic! No need to butter it. This is how I will make it from now on.

  4. This was oh so yummy. While I didn’t actually measure out the milk, just eye-balled it, it still turned out so yummy!

  5. I made this recipe for a BBQ and it was terrific! A real hit and really simple to make. Would thoroughly recommend it.

  6. I use heavy cream makes it even better.l, water, salt, pepper, butter. Then use the left over broth to make soup, usually corn and potatoes. Very tasty

  7. Loved how tender the corn was and flavorful too. Easy preparation, easy clean up and if follow simmering time you can’t mess it up! Enjoy.

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