How to Cook Corn on the Cob

In buying your corn, make sure it is fresh and in good condition. The outer covering or the husk should be bright green and not loose. Before cooking, strip off corn husk and get rid of the hairy threads by rubbing it down gently with a wet paper towel.

How to Cook Corn on a Cob

Microwave Instructions

Using microwave would only be good for 2 or 3 pieces if you are cooking for a lot of people. Maybe the other techniques would be most suitable.

how to cook corn on the cob How to Cook Corn on the Cob

Put your corn on your dish and put 2 tbsps. of water. Use the plastic wrap to cover it but leave a little opening for the steam to get out. The corn will be ready in 4 to 6 minutes on high, depends on your microwave’s power. Remove the plastic wrap using a pair of tongs and keep your face away because the steam should be very hot.

Stove Instructions (Cold Water)

Put your cleaned corn in a large pot then pour in cold tap water, enough to cover your corn. Cover and put your pot in the stove. The corn should be cooked once the water has reached boiling point.

Stove Instructions (Boiling Water)

In you large pot, put cold water enough to cover your corn once you add it in. Bring water to a boil. Add the corn. Cover the lid and then bring it to a boil again. Corn should be cooked in about 5 to 7 minutes.

More Tips

  • The time stated above are general cooking time. The best thing to do is taste test your corn to see if it’s cooked the way you like it. Overcooked corn tends to be tough and difficult to digest.
  • Corn is already sweet in nature but you can add a teaspoon or two of sugar or honey if you want it a tad sweeter.
  • Salt will make your corn tough when added while cooking. Drizzle it on your cooked corn.
  • Icy water will make it very soggy. If you’re going to use your corn for other purposes other than eating it off the cob don’t dip it in icy water.
  • It’s best to cook and eat your corn the very day you bought it. For storage, you have to remove the corn from the cob using a serrated knife. It should be freeze fresh for up to six months.

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