How to Cook Corn on the Cob


Corn on the cob is a delicious vegetable that can be enjoyed on its own or as a side dish for foods like steak, chicken, or a variety of vegetable-based recipes. It's perfect for a picnic, barbeque, or for a summer treat. You can make corn on the cob in a variety of ways, but the most common are grilling, boiling, and roasting. If you want to know how to make tasty corn on the cob in no time at all, follow the steps below.

Part 1
Boiling

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Make sure that the pot is big enough to comfortably fit two ears of corn.

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To husk the corn, just grab it at the top of the ear where you see the silks (the dark, hair-like strands) and pull it all the way down the corn.

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Rinse it under cool water to remove any foreign material.

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Add one tablespoon of sugar to the water to slightly sweeten the corn.

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Gently lower the corn into the water.

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This should take no more than a minute.

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To test it, place a fork in the corn to see if it's tender while it's boiling.

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Place the corn on a plate.

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Cover the corn with 3 tablespoon (44.4 ml). of butter and season it with salt and pepper to taste.

Part 2
Grilling Method

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To husk the corn, just grab it at the top of the ear where you see the silks (the dark, hair-like strands) and pull it all the way down the corn.

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Place them in a colander and run cold water over them to remove any dirt.

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The foil should be big enough to be completely wrapped around the corn.

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Use a brush to cover the foil with 3 tablespoon (44.4 ml). of melted unsalted butter.

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Add enough salt and pepper to the butter to suit your tastes.

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Add more butter, salt, or pepper, if you like.

Part 3
Roasting

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When they're done, remove them from the oven.

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Cover the two corn husks with 3 tablespoon (44.4 ml). of unsalted butter and season them with salt and pepper to taste.

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Peel down the husks of corn and use them as a handle when you eat it.

Part 4
Other Ways to Make Corn on the Cob

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Microwaving corn on the cob can take as little as 90 seconds for each ear of corn.

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Make corn on the cob with a variety of unique spices for this tasty dish.

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This type of grilled corn is extra browned -- and extra tasty.