Corn on the Cob

Serves up to 4

4 ears fresh corn, shucked and desilked (see note below)
cold water

Add water to a large stock pot or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add corn, and cover. Let sit 7 minutes. Corn will be fully cooked at 7 minutes, but can remain in the water for quite a long time after that.
Note: As soon as corn is picked, sugars in the kernels start converting to starches. Thus, the fresher the corn, the better.
Note 2: Do not add salt to the water; it can cause the kernels to toughen.