You think I’m joking, right? Well, you can overcook corn on the cob. With corn being in season, it’s often cheaper to buy the fresh stuff than the canned niblets.
I get requests from people that genuinely don’t know how to cook, and this one’s an easy recession recipe that anyone can use.
There’s actually a helpful website that talks about various ways to cook corn, CornOnTheCobRecipe.com. With step-by-step photos on how to cook corn on the cob, and commentary, what’s their most helpful tip for boiling?
No more than 10 minutes — the more you leave it in, the softer your corn gets.
Can you handle it?
CornOnTheCobRecipe.com also has very useful instructions on other ways to cook corn:
- How to Microwave Corn on the Cob (soaking the cobs in water is the first step that was news to me)
- How to Grill Corn on the Cob (who knew that soaking the cobs in water was the key with this method, too?)
- How to Steam Corn on the Cob
Of the four methods, I think the boiling is the fastest, though the site does say microwaving is the fastest. I’d count the soak time, though.