Now that you know how to cook corn on the cob, we have a few more tips to help get you the tastiest possible ears of corn to your table.
Seasoning Corn on the Cob
When seasoning corn on the cob, it’s best to combine spices with butter – that way, you can brush on the seasonings evenly and they’ll stick to the kernels. You can use just about any spice you love, but you can also keep it as simple as adding salt and pepper.
What to Do If Your Corn on the Cob Is Tough
Overcooking is a common reason for tough corn on the cob. There’s not much you can do to remedy overcooked corn, but you can take care to make sure it doesn’t happen in the first place. When boiling corn, be sure to remove the corn from the water as soon as the allotted time has passed. Perfectly cooked corn on the cob will be bright yellow with tender, slightly crisp kernels.
Corn on the Cob Serving Sizes
When feeding a crowd, it’s best to err on the side of preparing 1 large ear of corn, or 1 1/2 medium ears of corn, per person. Each large ear of corn yields about 3/4 cup of kernels.