How to Boil Corn


Boiling Corn on the Cob

To boil fresh corn on the cob, first remove the husks and silk. Then place the cobs in a kettle of unsalted boiling water. Cover the pan and return it to a boil.

Cook the corn for 3-5 minutes or until tender. The exact cooking time will depend on the type of corn you buy and its maturity. Very fresh corn or super-sweet varieties may require a shorter cooking time while older corn may require a longer one.




6 Homemade Herb Butters

Piping hot sweet corn begs for a pat of herb butter! Each variation makes about half a cup. If you have an abundance of herbs, make a few batches and freeze for up to six months.


Classic Herb Butter: Combine 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 Tbsp. minced fresh tarragon, 1 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley, 1 tsp. minced fresh chives, 1 minced garlic clove and 1/4 tsp. coarsely ground pepper.


Rosemary Hazelnut & Lemon: Combine 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts, 2 tsp. minced fresh rosemary, 2 tsp. grated lemon peel and 1/2 tsp. coarsely ground pepper.


Backyard Basil: Combine 1/2 cup softened butter, 3/4 cup minced fresh basil, 1 tsp. lemon juice, 1 tsp. coarsely ground pepper and 1/4 tsp. garlic salt.


Blue Cheese, Walnuts & Sage: Combine 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese, 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts, 1-2 Tbsp. minced fresh sage, 2 minced garlic cloves and 1/2 tsp. coarsely ground pepper.


Cilantro-Chili: Combine 1/2 cup softened butter, 3 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro, 2 tsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. coarsely ground pepper and 1/4 tsp. salt.


Cajun Butter: Combine 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 tsp. minced fresh thyme, 1 tsp. brown sugar, 1 tsp. chili powder, 1 minced garlic clove, 1/2 tsp. cayenne and 1/4 tsp. coarsely ground pepper.