Corn on the Cob

This classic summer dish is simple to make and a crowd pleaser. Just a few ingredients are needed to make this delicious treat. Corn on the cob can be boiled, grilled, or roasted and is a great side dish to any summer BBQ.


  • 6 ears of corn
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Butter


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add corn and boil for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add salt and butter to taste.

Potential changes & improvements

If you want a little extra flavor, you could try adding some herbs or spices to the water before boiling the corn. Some other ideas include grilling the corn with some chili powder or cumin, or adding some cheese to the butter.

What other food it works well with

Corn on the cob goes great with any summer BBQ fare. Try serving it with grilled chicken or burgers.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake is overcooking the corn. This will make it tough and less enjoyable to eat. Another mistake is not adding enough salt to the water, which can result in bland corn.

Nutritional Information

Per ear of corn:

  • Calories: 110
  • Fat: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 60 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Protein: 4 g



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