Best Way To Cook Corn On The Cob


It’s sweet corn season so I’ve been eating it a lot of lately. I read a tip recently that said the best way to cook corn on the cob was to add milk and butter to your pot while it’s boiling.

corn_cob-750x364Now I’ve eaten corn on the cob for decades and I’ve never heard anyone adding milk and butter to the boil. Curious, 5 years I cut them into halves and put them in a pot of water. I brought the water to a boil and then added 1 cup of milk and 1 stick of butter. After about 8 minutes it was ready to go.

The corn came out of the pot full of flavor. For once I didn’t have to slather any butter on as already had a rich buttery taste from the milk butter bath. I just added a little salt and it was some of the best I’ve tasted. I’m going to pull out this trick for my pot luck dish I’m bringing to a friend’s Labor Day BBQ.

What’s your favorite way to cook it? Boil, Grill, Microwave? Also, do any of you add sugar? I’ve heard of some people adding a little but I find it sweet enough.