The #1 Best Way To Make Corn On the Cob

Peel the husks

Unlike grilled corn, which usually involves keeping the corn encased while cooking, for this method you'll want to peel back and remove the husks from each ear of corn. Be sure to pull off all the pesky silk strands, too.

Place ears on a hot cast iron skillet

When it comes to making the perfect corn on the cob without a grill, the key is to make sure you have a good cast iron pan, since cast iron retains heat more effectively than standard cookware.

Char the corn

Precise cooking time will vary, but be sure to turn the corn every few minutes to ensure it gets charred all over. You'll want to get some nice brown grill marks (without going overboard—you don't want to burn it!).

Season with butter & salt

When you remove them from the pan, rub the hot ears of corn with softened butter and season with flaky sea salt. And voila! You've got the perfect corn on the cob, no grill (or boiling water!) required.

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