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Delicious and Easy Corn on the Cob

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"I learned this from a shopper in Stockbridge, Massachusetts when I was young. I have used this for 40 years and it has never failed to produce the most wonderful corn on the cob."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 78 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 ears)

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Stir sugar into water to dissolve; add corn, cover pot, and turn heat off, leaving pot on hot burner.
  2. Steep corn in hot water until tender, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 78 calories; 1.1 g fat; 17.4 g carbohydrates; 2.9 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 14 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Haven't tried steeping for 25 minutes but I make "cooler corn" when feeding a crowd. Place corn (have used as many as 2 dozen) into clean cooler. Sprinkle about a tablespoon of sugar over; pour ...

Most helpful critical review

This was too overdone for me. There is a similar recipe on here that only cooks for 10 mins that turned out more to our liking.

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Haven't tried steeping for 25 minutes but I make "cooler corn" when feeding a crowd. Place corn (have used as many as 2 dozen) into clean cooler. Sprinkle about a tablespoon of sugar over; pour ...

I always cook my corn on the cob in the shuck in the microwave for delicious, crispy corn. This corn tasted just as good and my husband didn't have to burn his hands shucking the corn. He says t...

I thought this was going to be way overcooked by leaving it in the water for that long. It was PERFECT! I really liked this, and it was good without any salt or pepper on it----just some butte...

I have been using this method for years and always produces fresh tasting corn. Something about the sugar brings out the natural sweetness. Thanks, caquiter, for letting others aware of this s...

I don't add sugar (if the corn is fresh, it's really not needed). I usually bring water to boil, add the corn, return to just boiling and then turn off the heat and put a lid on the pot. Let s...

I always put my corn in cold water, add about 2 TBSP sugar, bring to a boil, turn heat off and cover, it can sit up to 2 hrs, always comes out so sweet and still crisp...Tried this and was just ...

This was too overdone for me. There is a similar recipe on here that only cooks for 10 mins that turned out more to our liking.

add a tablespoon of milk to the water.

I have done corn this way for years. It is simply wonderful. This works far better than my quick method (below)if the corn is even a little bit old. If you want to prepare more than a few ears t...