Boiled Corn on the Cob

Preparation info

  • 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

  • About


  • 6 ears or cobs of corn, freshly picked
  • seasoning
  • butter


Remove the outer husks of the com. Open the tender, pale green inner husks and take away all the silk surrounding the com. Replace the inner husk and tie securely; place the ears in a saucepan with sufficient boiling water to cover them. Simmer gently 15–20 min. Drain and remove strings and husks. Serve with melted, seasoned butter. The flavour is always best if the com is torn from the cob wit