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How Long to Cook Corn on a Cob

How Long to Cook Corn on a Cob, Electric Smoker Pro

Corn on the cob is a versatile and delicious treat that can be easily prepared either by grilling or boiling. Knowing how long to cook corn on the cob depends on your preferred method of cooking. Here’s a comprehensive guide to cooking perfect corn on the cob:

Choosing Fresh Corn

Start by selecting fresh ears of corn from your local market. Look for bright green husks that fit snugly around the ears and ensure the kernels are tight together, appearing plump and milky. To test for freshness, avoid removing the husks until you’re ready to cook.

Boiling Corn


  • Fresh corn (quantity depends on your preference)
  • Salt, pepper, or butter for seasoning
  • Pot with a cover
  • Water


  1. Fill a large pot with enough water to cover all the corn.
  2. Bring the water to a boil, but avoid adding salt at this stage, as it can toughen the corn.
  3. Carefully add the corn to the boiling water and cover the pot.
  4. Let the corn cook for 4-5 minutes, then remove the lid.
  5. Allow the corn to boil for an additional 10 minutes uncovered.
  6. Check for doneness by ensuring the kernels are bright yellow and soft when poked.
  7. Once cooked, remove the corn from the water and drain excess water on a rack.
  8. Season with salt, pepper, or butter while still warm.

Grilling Corn


  • Fresh corn (quantity depends on your preference)
  • Salt, pepper, or butter for seasoning


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Peel back the husks of the corn without removing them completely.
  3. Remove the silk from the corn and discard.
  4. Pull the husks back over the corn and soak them in water for about 10 minutes.
  5. Drain the water and place the corn on the grill.
  6. Grill the corn for about 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until the kernels are tender and slightly charred.
  7. Once done, remove the husks and season the corn with salt, pepper, or butter before serving.

Whether boiled or grilled, cooking corn on the cob is a simple and enjoyable process. With these easy-to-follow instructions, you can enjoy perfectly cooked corn anytime, anywhere. So next time you’re craving this summer staple, give these methods a try and savor the delicious taste of fresh corn on the cob. Enjoy!