How to Cook Corn-on-the-Cob on the Stove

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Delicious corn-on-the-cob straight from the grill is a great way to cook corn in the summer time. But firing up the grill isn’t always an option. Don’t pass up corn-on-the-cob just because the weather is bad or your grill is on the blink. You can make corn-on-the-cob on your stove that will make your mouth water.

Things You'll Need

  • Cooking pot
  • Corn holders (optional)
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper
How to Cook Corn-on-the-Cob on the Stove
How to Cook Corn-on-the-Cob on the Stove

Step 1

Prepare the corn by husking and removing all portions of corn silk from the end of the cob. Rub the ears between your hands to remove stubborn strings of silk.

How to Cook Corn-on-the-Cob on the Stove
How to Cook Corn-on-the-Cob on the Stove

Step 2

Place a pot of water on the stove on medium-high heat, and bring to a rapid boil. Add the corn, and return to a boil.

How to Cook Corn-on-the-Cob on the Stove
How to Cook Corn-on-the-Cob on the Stove

Step 3

Cover and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on your preference. Test corn for doneness by pricking with the tines of a fork. If no milky substance escapes, the corn is done.

How to Cook Corn-on-the-Cob on the Stove
How to Cook Corn-on-the-Cob on the Stove

Step 4

Remove from the boiling water, and allow to set for several minutes to cool slightly. The cob will be hot and difficult to handle. Use corn holders to hold the corn if preferred.

How to Cook Corn-on-the-Cob on the Stove
How to Cook Corn-on-the-Cob on the Stove

Step 5

Serve with melted butter, and salt and pepper to taste.

How to Cook Corn-on-the-Cob on the Stove
How to Cook Corn-on-the-Cob on the Stove

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