How to Cook Fresh Corn on the Cob on the Stove Top

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Cook fresh corn on the cob in a matter of minutes on a stove top.

Fresh corn on the cob is a summertime delicacy. Due to its naturally sweet flavor, corn on the cob can be eaten with nothing more than butter and a sprinkle of salt. There are several ways to cook fresh-shucked corn on the cob, such as grilling and microwaving. The easiest way to prepare the corn on a stove top is by boiling it. Be sure not to overcook the corn or it might loose some of its sweet flavor.

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Step 1

Fill a large pot or kettle with water and bring it to a boil. Don't add salt to the water because it can make the corn kernels tough.

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Step 2

Remove the husks and silk from the corn on the cob. Place the ears of corn into the boiling water.

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Step 3

Cover the pan with a lid and bring the water back to a boil. Cook the corn 3 to 5 minutes, or until the kernels are tender. Test the kernels for tenderness by gently prodding them with a fork.

Step 4

Drain the water from the pot and transfer the ears of corn onto a serving platter.

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