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Steamed or Boiled Corn

Submitted by: JustRightMenus


One of the best treats summer can bring!

Note: refrigerate unhusked corn until ready to use. Remove husks and silk just before cooking.

Categories: corn, veggie


Whole Corn: Choose corn with bright green, tight-fitting husks and fresh-looking silk.

Sugar (optional)

Lemon juice (optional)


To Boil: 

Place ears in a large pot.

Fill with enough (UNsalted) cold water to cover the ears.

Add 1 TB sugar and 1 TB lemon juice per gallon of water (if desired).

Heat to boiling.

Cover, and boil l6 to 8 minutes.

To Steam:

Fill a large pot with about 1-2 inches of water - OR, use a steaming pot. This kind of pot would allow the corn to cook without sitting in the water at all.

Heat water to boiling.

Add the corn, and cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender.