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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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  1. I try your recipe Corn on the cob with milk,cause i usually just add a little salt and butter or margine some times it works depending on the corn but, this time I put the milk as you said the corn came out perfect even better easy to eat if you some have teeth issue. I tell every one to try.

  2. So dang good! Use the broth for delicious potato soup. Add in leftover corn, but there won’t be any, of course.

  3. This corn was truly delicious, plump and flavorful. I added cotija cheese, Tajin spice and some flat leaf parsley to give it a Mexican Street corn flavor. Corn did not need butter or salt. People at the table loved it. I will definitely make it again. Yum.

  4. Diana Wegener

    I love the way the corn on the Cob turns out I let my family members and friends know all about you.

  5. Christa K Fatora

    The absolute best way to make corn on the cob that everyone will rave over!! Try it!

  6. Every single person commented on how good the corn was. This is my second time cooking it. The only thing I did differently was the cook time. I had to cook it longer than 8 minutes.

  7. Aloha! My daddy is from the south and my mommy is Portuguese and Native Hawaiian. Sadly I lost my daddy over 30 years ago. And unfortunately there are very few recipes that we have. I remember making pound cake with my memaw but can only remember 1 dozen eggs, 1 pound of sugar and 1 pound of butter. I love southern food and we grow collard greens and okra year round (we have an extensive aquaponics garden). Daddy was born and raised in Jacksonville and came to Hawai’i in the Navy. I would love any recipes, tips, and guidance. And if you’d like Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, f or whatever type recipes I’d be happy to share!!

  8. The best sweet corn I have ever made. No need for butter or salt when served. (I used salted butter)

  9. Made these for Memorial Day barbecue. Everyone thought I was a little crazy! But all agreed that they were great. Had a stick of butter out and no one used it. I did not add sugar. Great way to serve corn for a group.

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