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How to Cook Corn on the Cob on the Stove



Corn on the cob is a favorite side dish by most kids and adults altogether. It is a good match for steaks, grilled foods, barbeque, oven baked dishes, fried foods, roasted chicken, baby back ribs, and so on.

It’s a great side dish to accompany most of the main dishes that we love. Thus, it’s not surprising that it’s always on the side dishes menu of most restaurants. It’s also a great favorite during family barbeques and such. The corn’s great taste and its being easy to prepare is probably the reason why families love serving them.

And aside from that, there are so many ways to prepare them. Here you will learn how to cook corn on the cob on the stove as one of the other methods of cooking corn on the cob. Continue reading to start learning!

Cooking corn on the cob on the stove simply means cooking your corn on the cob by boiling it! How hard could that be right? It’s so easy to boil. Simply throw that corn on the cob in the pot with boiling water and let it cook through. But perhaps you are here to learn the details such as how to cook corn on the cob on the stove perfectly and how long will it take to do so? Well, here’s a helpful guideline that will take you through the steps of how to cook corn on the cob on the stove.

  1. The first thing you will need is a large pot. Make sure that the pot you have available can fit all the corn on the cob you will be cooking. If you are cooking a lot and can’t find a big pot, then perhaps you can cook them in batches.
  2. Now that you’ve prepared your large pot, fill up with water to about half of the pot and start heating it up.
  3. While you wait for your water to boil, it’s important to clean your corn on the cob. Take them and place one by one under cold running water. Blast water if you please just to remove those stubborn silk from your corn. Don’t you just love a clean corn on the cob without the silk or the hairs?
  4. Once your water boils, place your corn on the cob in the pot and cover it.
  5. Now the amount of time needed to cook your corn depends on how many you are cooking and how soft you like it. About ten minutes is fine for about 4 or less small corn on the cobs. Simply increase the time if your corn isn’t done yet. You can grab one using tongs and press with the fork. If it’s soft or tender enough for your taste, then you’re done. Again, remember that this time here does not include the time to boil your water.
  6. Now as your corn is cooking in the pot, you can add salt and sugar here. Then again, you can also add salt later on after it has been cooked.
  7. Once done, remove from the pot and dress as you like it. You can spray with butter and sprinkle with salt or pepper. You can even sprinkle some cheese powder if you like! Enjoy


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