Begin by heating water in a pot until it reaches a rolling boil. As the water heats up, remove the husk and the silk strands from the corn cob. A clean kitchen brush or your fingers can help to remove any stubborn silk strands.
Submerge the corn into the boiling water and then cover the pot. Allow the corn to boil for approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
Carefully remove the cobs from the pot (I like using a long-handled tong).
Serve the hot corn on the cob with a generous dollop of butter and sprinkle them with a pinch of salt and pepper.