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How to Cook the Best Sweet Corn


This is probably the most traditional and popular way of cooking sweet corn. Fill a pot with water, and bring just the water to a boil. Place ears into boiling water (the water will stop boiling temporarily). When the water starts to boil again after ears are inserted, wait another 1 – 3 minutes and remove the corn. Time may vary slightly depending on the variety.


Microwaving sweet corn is becoming increasingly popular. These instructions are based on 4 ears of corn. For other quantities figure on 45 – 60 seconds per ear of corn. For best results, leave the husk on and do not soak the corn. Place 4 ears on a plate and cook 4 minutes. Rotate plate 180 degrees, roll the ears to the other side, and cook another 4 minutes.

Grill/Open Coals

Let all corn soak in cold water, with the husk on, for at least 1 hour. Take out the corn and place on grill or open coals. Cook corn on one side until husk starts to appear black, then turn corn over and repeat procedure.

Most people tend to overcook their corn. It is much better to be undercooked than overcooked.

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