The Simple Trick for Cooking Amazing Corn on the Cob

This is so easy, you won’t believe the difference it’ll make in how your corn tastes.

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It’s summer, which means it’s the best time of year to eat some delicious corn on the cob. If you’re having a barbecue, you might be making some grilled corn. But if you’re in the mood for traditional corn on the cob, you’ll want to check out this corn “upgrade” from TipHero. You won’t believe the difference it’ll make—and all it takes is two simple ingredients. First be sure you know the easiest way to husk corn.

When the water is boiling, add some milk and butter to the pot before adding the corn. (TipHero recommends one cup of milk and one stick of butter for five ears of corn.) It’ll make the corn sweeter and more flavorful—and it allows you to skip a step, too. Because of the butter from the pot, the corn will already have a nice buttery taste. So instead of taking the time to slather the cob with a pat of butter, you can dive right in and take a bite. Here are some super simple butter hacks you’ll wish you’d always known.

The whole process takes only 13 minutes from start to finish. Check out the full recipe on TipHero. It’s hardly more than a simple tweak to the way you usually cook corn, and we promise you’ll never go back! TipHero recommends sprinkling the corn with salt or pepper for the ultimate taste. If you’re looking for something with more flavor, check out these 5 mouthwatering toppings for grilled corn. Bon appétit!

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Meghan Jones
Meghan Jones is a Staff Writer for RD.com who has been writing since before she could write. She graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and has been writing for Reader's Digest since 2017. In spring 2017, her creative nonfiction piece "Anticipation" was published in Angles literary magazine. She is a proud Hufflepuff and member of Team Cap.