I cant tell you that how much I like boiled corn on cob. I had several people who tell me that the most delicious way to cook corn is to boil it with a cup of milk, butter or simply with water. I finally got  try corn on the cob and I agree. Here i am going to tell you how long to boil corn on the cob and how to boil it? This is the most delicious and simple way to cook corn. If you haven’t tried yet cooking corn this way, you must. The corn cooks up in this way is so flavorful, fresh tasting, yum and rich in nutrients. You’ll be so obsessed with it if you try it once.

How long to boil corn on the cob

How to boil corn on the cob?

Boiling corn on the cob is very simple and delicious way to enjoy corn. That’s why I’m going to share a very simple way to prepare perfect boiled corn on the cob. Its simple method of cooking and cheap ingredients make this boiled corn recipe unique. It’s ready in less than 20 minutes and requires a few easy steps.


•             1  corn on the cob with removed husks

•             Water

•             1  tablespoon butter or 1  tablespoon margarine for topping(optional)

•             Salt, to taste(for topping)

•             Ground black pepper, to taste (for topping)

All these toppings are optional if you don’t have or don’t want to add them you can still enjoy the corn

Directions to boil corn on the cob:

How long to boil corn on the cob


Here are the directions for how long to boil corn on the cob.

•Take a large pot which should be enough to hold the corn, fill it with water and cover the corn  Corn should float in water when added.

•             Allow the pot of water to boil on medium flame. When the water is boiled then add corn into the pot and cover. Cook for 10-15 minutes depending upon the corn and your choice that how soft you want corn to be.

•             When corn is boiled

•             Drain water from corn and remove corn on the cob.

•             Be careful while doing this as cob will be extremely hot.

•             You can Top the corn with preferred seasons, herbs and spices. I prefer adding salt, pepper and butter.

•             Now Enjoy.

How long to boil corn on the cob:

How long to boil corn on the cob

how long does corn on the cob take to boil depends on the freshness of the corn. Then question arises how long to boil fresh corn on the cob? Freshly picked corn needs less exposure to heat to activate its sugars for a good taste. Cooking this corn longer can convert the sugar to starch, which is not so tasty. And your flavor will be lost. As the days pass after picking corn, the kernels become firm up and firmed up kernels require more cooking time to soften. Here’s a quick guideline on how long to boil corn on the cob.

In-season and freshly picked      corn takes 3-5 min

In-season and several days old corn takes 5-7 min

Off-season or older corn takes 10-15 min

Mostly people use a 20 minute rule, but it’s really excessive for fresh corn. If you’re cooking tough old corn then 20 minutes will be suitable for it.Fresh corn will lose its texture and flavor after 20 minutes of boiling which can spoil taste of corn.

How long to boil frozen corn on the cob?

Frozen corn has been picked when near ripe and then cooked very briefly in boiling water and then quickly frozen. Thus preserving most of the vitamins and nutrients of the fresh corn. The thing to consider about is that The corn on the cob has already been cooked. So you don’t need to cook frozen corn on the cob very LONG at.

When corn on the cob will be ready?

boil corn on the cob

To get perfectly boiled corn you should know about the things which tell you that your corn is ready. The corn on the cob is ready when the kernels are tender and its color has brightened up. You can also Try poking the corn in the pot with a wooden spoon, if it should have the firmness like an orange then it is cooked. When corn on the cob is overcooked, the kernels will be flat and worn instead of plump and juicy. And their texture becomes chewy without much flavor. So you should be carful about the timing of corn if you want it to be delicious. We hope so that after reading this you should be very clear about how long to boil corn on the cob. Enjoy the delicious corn on the cob recipe.


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