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Perfect Corn on Cob (Stove Top)

Tasty corn on cob recipe – boiled on stove top – perfect as mid-day snack, healthy
side meal or breakfast. Kids will also love it. Ideas on how to pick up the
perfect corn ears included.

Total Time30 mins
Course: Brunch, Side Dish


  • 6 ears corn on the cob husks and silk removed
  • Cold water for boiling


  • Remove the first layer of husk of each ear ('the dirty one"). Then peel off the remaining husk (it should be green and clean). Cut ears in two if too long.
  • Cover the bottom of a non-stick pan (with lid) with the 'clean' husk (usually requires husk from 2 corn ears). Place corn ears over the husk and cover them with the remaining (clean) husk until completely covered up. Put a ceramic round plate on top to prevent ears from floating in the water while boiling.
  • Then add cold water to cover corn and plate completely. Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium heat and let corn cook until ready (around 20 min on my stove). Check if corn has been cooked with fork by gently lifting up the ceramic plate (be careful to avoid steam burn).
  • Let cook and enjoy with the kid next door.