How To Cook Corn On The Cob Perfectly Every Time
Boiling corn on the cob is a quick and easy way to cook this summertime staple. But how long should you boil corn on the cob to ensure it is cooked through?
This blog post will answer that question, as well as provide some tips on how to boiling corn on the cob for best results.
How long to boil corn on the cob
How long to boil corn on the cob really depends on how you like your corn. If you like it soft, then you will want to boil it for about 3-5 minutes. If you like it a little bit firmer, then you will want to boil it for about 5-7 minutes. Personally, I like my corn on the cob to be a little bit softer, so I usually boil it for about 4 minutes.
Corn is done boiling when it is tender to the bite. To test if corn is done boiling, insert a sharp knife into the center of a piece of corn. If the knife slides in easily and the corn is cooked through, it is done boiling. If the knife does not slide in easily or the corn is not cooked through, continue boiling until it reaches this point.
What to do with boiled corn
Once your corn is cooked, there are plenty of delicious things you can do with it!
Here are some of our favorite ideas:
- Butter and salt: This classic combination is always a winner. Simply add some butter and salt to your boiled corn and enjoy!
- Corn salad: A tasty and healthy option, corn salad is perfect for a summer BBQ or picnic. Simply mix together boiled corn, diced tomatoes, diced avocado, chopped fresh cilantro, and a lime vinaigrette. Yum!
- Corn on the cob with chili: For a fun and spicy twist on traditional boiled corn, try this recipe! Add some canned chili (we like black bean chili) to your corn while it’s boiling. Once it’s cooked, top with shredded cheese, diced onions, and a dollop of sour cream. So good!
Alternative methods of cooking corn
There are a few alternative methods of cooking corn on the cob if you’re looking to mix things up. One popular method is grilling the corn, which can give it a nice smoky flavor. Another option is roasting the corn in the oven, which helps to bring out its natural sweetness. And finally, you can also cook corn on the cob in a slow cooker or Instant Pot – both of which are great if you’re looking for hands-off cooking.
Whichever method you choose, be sure to cook the corn for the appropriate amount of time so that it’s cooked through but still tender. And of course, don’t forget the butter and salt!