How to Boil Corn on the Cob

How to Boil Corn on the Cob

Fresh corn on the cob is the absolute best! And boiled is the best way to prepare it. There are various methods for boiling but this is the simplest and most basic way to do it.


Corn on the Cob
2 tablespoons


1. Husk the corn and remove the threads. ※Husk it right before you boil it. Don't peel it off in the supermarket! The husk protects the corn.
2. Place the corn on the cob in a shallow pot and fill with water until just covered. Once it begins to boil, boil for 3 minutes.
3. While boiling, prepare the salt water. For 1 liter of water, use 2 tablespoons (30g) of salt. ※When you taste the water it should be pretty salty.
4. Place the boiled corn into the saltwater. (Quickly dip into the saltwater in order to cool the surfaces.) ※Be careful not to burn yourself!
5. Drain the water and enjoy! If you're not going to eat them right away, wrap them in plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator.
6. The top corn on the cob was boiled with the husk, and the bottom was boiled without. They really don't look much different. I can't even taste any difference. They're both delicious!
7. They taste great when chilled during the summer!

Story Behind this Recipe

I've been experimenting to find the ultimate way to boil corn and found that this method was most delicious. The flavor barely changes at all whether boiled with or without the husks. The benefits of boiling with the husks is that they soften which will help decrease the amount of garbage, and the threads are easier to remove.