Grilled corn on the cob on a meat fork
Adding Butter To Boiling Water Is A Difference Maker For Corn On The Cob
While you can boil corn on the cob and brush butter on it afterward, boiling it in butter-filled water will enhance its taste and texture.
Transforming your boiling water into a butter bath will coat the corn in butter seasoning and give it a texture that's softer and more delicate than the average cob.
Get a large pot of water at a roiling boil, add a stick or eight tablespoons of butter, and let it melt. Add the corn cobs, let them boil for eight to 10 minutes, then remove them.
The corn won't need more additions since that tasty butter flavor is already infused into the corn kernels. However, throw in a few other ingredients to take it to the next level.
If you're not using salted butter, add some whole milk and salt to the water. These additions help amp up the rich taste and tender texture of your corn on the cob.