Good corn on the cob starts with selecting good, sweet corn. Uncooked, the kernels on the corn would range from pale yellow to milky white. The yellow kernels should get brighter once cooked.

Cooking corn on the cob by boiling is fast and easy. Just don't overcook it!

Just follow these steps:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Use enough water to submerge the corn, although the corn will float.

  2. Shuck the corn! That means removing the husk and excess silk.

  3. Add the corn to the boiling water, and cover.

  4. Let the corn boil from 1 to 10 minutes, depending on how soft you like it. At, we recommend about 4 minutes.

  5. Remove corn from the boiling water and drain it. Let it cool for a bit before handling, and then serve.

  6. Rolling the corn on a stick of butter is a popular way to dress it. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper, if desired.