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Everyone's favorite and simplest way to eat corn is corn on the cob—here are a few of our favorite tricks for bringing out its best.

Corn on the Cob Tips

  • Add three tablespoons of sugar and a teaspoon of skim milk to your boiling water. The milk enhances the color of the corn and the extra sugar helps the corn better retain its own sugars.
  • Don't salt your water; it'll toughen your kernels.
  • Cooking times may vary, but 3-5 minutes is a good place to start. To test for doneness, remove an ear from your pot and pierce a kernel with a fork or toothpick. If the kernel bursts easily, it's done.

Want to dress up your corn a bit? Any of these recipes are a great starting point.

Corn Recipes

Mexican Corn on the Cob [Homesick Texan]
Spicy Corn Salad [SE]
Arugula Corn Salad with Bacon [Simply Recipes]
Sweet Corn Ice Cream [The Kitchn]


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