Boiling Corn on the Cob: How to Boil Corn on the Cob | How Long to Boil Corn on the Cob

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Boiling corn on the cob is sweeter when compared to corn that is removed from the cob and cooked; this is one of the simplest ways to enjoy boiled corn, the best way to cook corn is to boil it. You can decide to make boil corn on the stovetop or in a microwave or oven.

Fresh corn on the cob can be a wonderful addition to your barbecue or special touch for a weeknight meal. This method can allows for more corn to be boiled, all you need is a large pot to allow all the corn to fit in properly so that they can be cooked evenly.however, there are two ways to boil corn on the cob, the corn can be peeled and the silk removed before boiling or it can be boiled with the husk without having to peel it off.

How long to cook corn on the cob? (How long do you boil corn on the cob?)

How long to cook corn on the cob is one of the popular questions often asked by many readers. This I will say depend on the type of corn you are planning to boil or cook. If you have a very soft and tender corn that is not fully matured or probably was harvested while the husk was still fresh, this type of corn will take about 15 minutes to get cooked. However, the very matured corn could take a little bit longer to cook on the cob, but this is dependent on your heat source too. On the stove top, it only took about 20 minutes to boil the corn above on the cob, this is because they were brought fresh from the farm.

When making boil corn, make sure you select the very fresh corn which are not dried yet in the farm, be sure to choose corn that is free of weevils and caterpillar. The very matured corn seems to be very hard and not really palatable like the fresh one.

Boiled corn is simple to make, all you need is your fresh corn, salt and water. See the simple step below on how to properly boil corn on the stove, this video above shows you the simple steps on how to boil corn on the cob.

What You Need

  • 5 ears of fresh corn Red or white corn)
  • teaspoon of salt
  • 3 cups of water
Fresh corn in the husk
Fresh corn in the husk

 

Steps on how to boil corn on the cob

  1. Carefully remove all the peels and the silk from the corn into a bowl and rinse with water.
  2. Place the corn in a large pot and add enough water to completely cover it. Add a little salt to taste if you love your corn with a taste of salt
  3. Cook the corn for 10 minutes and lift the side facing up with tong downward so that it gets cooked evenly.
  4. Cook the cook for 20 minutes on high heat until it becomes soft, you can pick one of the seeds with a fork to taste if it is soft.
  5. Drain the corn from the liquid and serve with African bush pear (Ube) or fresh coconut.

1. Carefully remove all the peels and the silk from the corn into a bowl and rinse with water.

Fresh corn that has been removed from the husk and cleaned
Fresh corn that has been removed from the husk and cleaned

 

2. Place the corn in a large pot and add enough water to completely cover it. Add a little salt to taste if you love your corn with a taste of salt

Boiling of corn on the stovetop
Boiling of corn on the stovetop

 

3. Cook the corn for 10 minutes and lift the side facing up with a tong downward so that it gets cooked evenly.

Boiling of corn on the cob
Boiling of corn on the cob

 

4. Cook the cook for 20 minutes on high heat until it becomes soft, you can pick one of the seeds with a fork to taste if it is soft.

Cooked corn on the cob
Cooked corn on the cob

 

5. Drain the corn from the liquid and serve with African bush pear (Ube) or fresh coconut.

Corn on the cob paired with coconuts
Corn on the cob paired with coconuts

 

How to boil corn on the cob
How to boil corn on the cob

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