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Jamie's Sweet and Easy Corn on the Cob Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Jamie's Sweet and Easy Corn on the Cob

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"My mother-in-law gave me this quick and easy recipe for the sweetest, tastiest corn cobs!"

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Directions

  1. Fill a large pot about 3/4 full of water and bring to a boil. Stir in sugar and lemon juice, dissolving the sugar. Gently place ears of corn into boiling water, cover the pot, turn off the heat, and let the corn cook in the hot water until tender, about 10 minutes.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 15 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 18, 2012

O.M.G. Seriously the *best* corn on the cob we have ever had! Sugar & lemon juice? Insane! But it worked beautifully! I am somewhat of a corn snob (and would personally be perfectly content eatting it virtually raw from the stalk) so I was somewhat hesitant and made two pots - one just in boiling water, the other as you directed in your recipe. The subtle sweetness of the sugar meshed with the tangy lemon juice was superb. Thank you so much for recipe!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 12, 2013

I couldn't tell a difference from just boiling the corn in water as usual.

 

51 Ratings

Jun 17, 2012

Absolutely delicious, I did add a little milk to the water which I always do anyway.

 
Jul 13, 2012

Outstanding! From now on, this is how I will be making corn on the cob... you can't taste the lemon juice or the sugar, but it adds a subtle sweetness and the corn doesn't get overcooked and chewy. Love it!

 
May 22, 2012

Thank you Jamie! This helpful hint made it so easy. Perfect corn on the cob! Not mushy, very firm just like I wanted.

 
May 12, 2014

SUMMER! I grew up in NW PA on a Dairy Farm where we grew a lot of COB; I've always cooked it the same way salted boiling water, add the corn, cover and remove from heat.i don't know what compelled me to check out ideas but I found 2 yours with lemon juice and sugar and another with vinegar and sugar..used 2 pots and lemon juice won hands down. The vinegar and sugar was better than my original method but after 30 years will ever use anything but sugar and lemon juice again. The leftover corn that I butter and wrap for easy microwave reheating stayed crisper and didn't have the mushy spots. Thanks for a great recipe !

 
Jun 30, 2014

Sweet and so easy...try it!

 
May 12, 2014

Excellent!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 94 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 14 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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