How To Cook Corn On The Cob? – Fresh flask, in water, in microwave

How To Cook Corn
How To Cook Corn

Corn and corn flask is increasingly eaten in the Netherlands, while it is one of the favorite dishes in North and Central America. In the summer we like to grill corn on the BBQ with a little butter. Nibbling with our teeth, we remove the corn from the cob, but how do you cook corn on the cob? So is it good to eat?

Corn on the cob Cooking. Before cooking, remove the threads and leaves from the corn cob. Also cut off a piece from both ends. Now boil the corn on the cob for 10-20 minutes, depending on the size of the corn on the cob. Wrap the cob in baking paper and cook the corn cob in the microwave for 6 minutes.

In addition to cooking and grilling, corn can also be prepared in other ways that you may not have thought possible. But corn is seen as a vegetable, so you can prepare it in several ways. 

Fresh Corn on the Cob Cooking

Cooking corn is not that difficult to do, but with a knob of butter and a little salt and possibly pepper it is very tasty. You can take a tall pan that the cobs stand straight on, but I use a regular pan that the corn cob just sits in. Works just as well! What are you going to do in the kitchen.

  1. Place a large pan with water on the heat source and heat the water.
  2. Remove the wires and blades from the flask.
  3. Also remove a piece from either end and cut it away with a sharp knife.
  4. If the corn cob is too big for your pan, you can cut the cob in half.
  5. When the water boils, the cobs go into the pan.
  6. Now boil the cobs for about 10 minutes for small and fresh cobs and about 20 minutes for large cobs.
    The corn should come off easily when you peel the corn off the cob. So try carefully.

Drain the corn in the colander and serve your corn immediately on the table with a knob of vegetable oil or a few drops of olive oil and possibly salt and pepper.

Do not use salt when cooking the corn on the cob. A few vegetables are not fond of salt during cooking. For example, the skin of the green bean hardens during cooking with salt and the corn becomes tough. So add salt if necessary after cooking, not during cooking.

Corn On The Cob How Long To Cook?

How to cook the corn on the cob and how long to cook it depends on the corn on the cob. Not every corn on the cob is created equal and cooking time will affect this. Below is an overview of the cooking times of the corn on the cob.

  • Fresh corn on the cob
    Small corn on the cob about 7-10 minutes
    Large cob 10-18 minutes
  • Old corn cob
    Small corn cob 10-12 minutes
    Large cob 12-20 minutes
  • Cooking in microwave
    In the microwave for about 6 minutes on a high setting.
    This depends on the power of your microwave.

Boiling corn on the cob and how long is thus determined by the cob itself. You check whether the corn on the cob is cooked by poking the corn on the cob with a fork. It should go easily into the corn cob. You can also easily peel the corn from the cob. Use a spoon to do this and see if it goes easily. If not, cook the corn on the cob a little longer.

Corn On The Cob Cooking For BBQ

A friend of mine told me that they pre-cook corn on the cob before grilling it on the barbecue. I was a bit surprised, because it doesn’t have to be. They can go on the bbq in no time.

cooking corn

The reason she goes on is the following: The bbq is often very hot and if you don’t put the corn in the right place on the bbq, they can burn. The cobs need about 20 minutes to cook on the BBQ and to shorten this cooking time and reduce the chance of burning, she pre-cooks the cobs.

She put the flasks in boiling water for 5-6 minutes and then let them drain in a colander. By cooking them briefly, the cooking time on the BBQ is only 12-15 minutes and the chance of burning is reduced.

I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ll definitely give it a try.

Corn on the cob Cooking Microwave

You can cook corn on the cob in the microwave. this doesn’t take much and it’s done in no time. If the corn on the cob still has all its leaves, you can just leave them on, which is so easy and fun while serving.

  1. Position the leaves around the corn cob.
  2. If there are no leaves, wrap the corn cob in baking paper.
  3. Place the corn on the cob in a microwave dish and place in the oven.
  4. Set the microwave to a high setting and the timer to 6 minutes, this is usually sufficient.
  5. Check after 6 minutes if the corn is well cooked. You do this by poking the corn cob.
  6. If it is not yet cooked through, cook the corn on the cob for another minute or two.

Serve again with a knob of butter or a few drops of olive oil. Enjoy your meal!

This is my way of cooking a corn on the cob. Make your choice and get started. Good luck.

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