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

  1. really good i love corn but this was way to delicious as a child i love corn especially like this i added a little bit of salt and some pepper

  2. Saw the recipe and thought milk??? But decided to try it! It came out fantastic! Both my husband and I loved it this way!

  3. I’ve been making my corn this way for a while now and I agree!! It’s the best way to cook it! I don’t even need butter afterwards! Thank you!!

  4. I have made this many times. And fun tip: I save some of the buttery corn water and either freeze or use immediately to make a corn chowder or other corn based soup and it just enhances the flavor!

  5. Great recipe – of course the quality of the corn plays into this a lot, too. We’re lucky enough to have access to some amazing locally grown yellow corn at a great farm just outside of Sacramento, CA. This recipe makes the corn so juicy and accentuates the flavor of the corn!

  6. My Husband and I just tried it tonight!!, Hands up this great we are going to do it again!! Juicy, flavorful yummy I made venison stew and the corn is just the cherry on top with this meal!

    1. I usually boil the corn in 1/2 pot water / 1/2 pot milk. No butter because butter is expensive!

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