Jamie's sweet and easy corn on the cob

    15 min

    Add a little sugar and lemon juice to the boiling water to make the sweetest, quickest, tastiest corn on the cob. After cooking, season the cobs with salt, freshly ground black pepper and lots of melted butter.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 6 corn on the cobs, husks removed

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Fill a large pot about 3/4 full of water and bring to the boil. Stir in sugar and lemon juice, dissolving the sugar. Gently corn into boiling water; cover the pot, turn off the heat and let the sweetcorn cook in the hot water until tender, about 10 minutes.


    Jamie's sweet and easy corn on the cob
    Jamie's sweet and easy corn on the cob

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    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!  -  18 Jun 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Absolutely delicious, I did add a little milk to the water which I always do anyway.  -  17 Jun 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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! UPDATE 2018: 6 years later, this is still the only way I will make corn on the cob - even my mom wanted my "secret" for great corn EVERY TIME.  -  07 Jul 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)