Nothing should have to be confusing about corn. But your mom may have told you to boil it for ten minutes; your mother-in-law, for seven. Your dad may have let it roll on the stove until he remembered it. There's been an age-old debate on the best way to cook corn on the cob - and, at the center, how long to boil it. Get this: we don't boil it at all. Instead, we boil water on it's own, then toss in the corn. Once the water gets back up to a boil, we simply shut off the heat. You can let the corn hang out in the pot for a few minutes, or until dinner's ready, or until you just can't resist the promise of its perfection. So no need to worry about timing; no need to worry about wrinkly kernels; no need to worry about upsetting the family tradition. The best way to cook corn turns out to be the easiest. Best Ever Corn on the Cob Serves 4 4 ears shucked fresh corn Butter & salt, for serving 1. Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add the corn. Once the water gets back up to a boil, shut off the heat. 2. Let the corn sit the pot for a few minutes (or until dinner's ready). 3. Serve with butter and salt.