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How To Recipe For Cooking Pefect Stovetop Corn. The Corn Cob Doll. Drink Corn Silk Tea.

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Corn Cooked On Stove.

Grilling corn is a great way to cook it, but we usually cook ours on top of the stove. First buy some fresh good sweet corn. We always buy from the corn man. The corn man is in town almost every day. He goes down south to get his corn. It's so good, not tough at all.

He told my husband he put his kids through college selling corn. I believe this is true. He has been here for years and everyone knows him.

We've done our corn this way for years. If you don't want sugar in your life then I guess this won't be the recipe for you.

It is brought to a boil but not boiled in the sugar so I think the sugar pretty much stays in the water when you take the corn out.

Cooked Corn On The Cob.

Cooked Corn On The Cob.

Corn Husk

Corn Husk

Items You Need.

Items You Need.

Items You Will Need.

1 Large Duch Oven with lid

Corn skewers (optional)

measuring cup

salt shaker

This recipe will work for 6-7 ears of corn.


Dutch Oven

Dutch Oven

Corn and Butter.

Corn and Butter.

Corn on The Cob.

Corn on The Cob.

Ingredients

  • Enough to Cover Corn Water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 dozen fresh corn on the cob
  • as needed unsalted butter
  • shaker salt

Instructions

  1. Shuck the corn first. I run a dish towel around the corn to get rid of all the silks. Rinse in cold water.
  2. Place the 12 ears of shucked corn in the dutch oven add enough cold water to cover corn. Add 1 cup of sugar. Place on burner, turn on high. Bring corn to a boil and remove completely from burner once it hits the boil, cover for 20 minutes. Do Not Keep Boiling. Ready to eat. If you keep boiling you will make this corn tough.

Rate This Corn On the Cob Recipe

Corn on The Cob and A Taco.

Corn on The Cob and A Taco.

The Way We Eat It.

The sugar makes corn tender even if the ear of corn is not so great.
When corn is done eat with butter and salt. This is the way my husband eats it. I don't, I eat mine plain and I think it's just as good. He believes Paula Deen, "Everything is better with butter."

How To Save Corn For Next Day.

The easiest and quickest way to remove corn silk from ears of fresh corn is to rub them with a vegetable brush under running water.

This corn will be just as good the next day as the first day. I put it in the refrigerator in a bowl or ziploc bag until the next day. The next day you can remove the corn from the bag and wrap each cob in a paper towel but in the microwave for 30-second increments until it's heated through. Each microwave is different so you just have to keep checking it every 30 seconds. You don't want to overcook just heat them up.

When you have left over corn remove the corn from the cob with a sharp knife, freeze in a freezer bag or container.

Take the cobs and some of the corn silk, cook them in water for soup, strain. I did this last week I put the cobs in my slow cooker and cooked most of the day saved the water and made soup from it the next day.

Corn man and his truck.

Corn man and his truck.

My husk doll.

My husk doll.

Save Cornhusk For A Doll

Save the husk from the corn and make a corn husk doll. Here is instruction on HubPages on how to make those dolls. HOW TO MAKE CORN HUSK DOLL by Maren Morgan M-T.

The dolls were made by settlers for their children. Indians used corn husk dolls to make spiritual messenger. They are easy to make and are very cute for a kitchen. Make a kitchen witch from them or an angel for your tree. You can buy the husk already dried but why not use what you have and dry your own.

Don't forget to use every bit of the corn, use the silks to make tea. The corn silk tea has many health benefits.

Check out WebMd.com on corn silk.

Cooking and Shucking Corn in Microwave.

You can also cook corn in the microwave. It takes four minutes for each ear. The silk and the husk will come right off. Don't burn yourself while doing this.

Cooking and Shucking Corn From The Microwave

Fried Corn.

How about granny's fried corn. Get your corn ready first. Heat up grease in a pan. Roll your corn in cornmeal, flour, salt and pepper place in hot grease fry until golden brown. You can add spices to your corn if you like right along with the flour mixture.

© 2012 moonlake

Comments

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on December 19, 2014:

From all the comments, it looks as if lots of us love corn on the cob. I for one like to roll my corn on the cob in a good salsa and then enjoy the combination.

Corn tea can be made by cutting up fresh corn stalks, roasting the chucks in the oven until they are dry and bagging them for later use in those handy quart-sized plastic bags that self-seal (well, admittedly you do have to squeeze them shut.) Try it, you will like it, and it is good for cleaning out your kidneys, too.

moonlake (author) from America on August 17, 2013:

rose-the planner, Thank you for dropping by I appreciate t and thanks for the vote.

moonlake (author) from America on August 17, 2013:

Peggy W, That sounds good will have to try it that way. Thanks for sharing and pining.

rose-the planner from Toronto, Ontario-Canada on August 17, 2013:

I love corn and I have cooked it on the grill and boiled it. However, I have never heard of boiling corn with sugar. Sounds delicious and I definitely have to try it. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 17, 2013:

Another way to cook it is to leave it in the husk and simply microwave it. It steams within the husk and is good that way as well. That is how my mother used to do it in later years. Going to share this with my followers and also pin it to my Vegetable board.

moonlake (author) from America on June 27, 2013:

Indian Chef , I have never heard of lemon on the corn. People often cook it on the grill here too. It's very good that way. Thanks for the rate, up and twitting.

Indian Chef from New Delhi India on June 26, 2013:

Hi moonlake, i like eating corn but here we cook them directly on the charcoal. Then we put some salt over a cut lemon and rub that on the corn and eat it. This is new recipe for me. I would try it out soon. Rated 5 and up. Twitting this too.

moonlake (author) from America on May 14, 2013:

Au fait, Thank you for stopping by and thanks for the vote and share.

C E Clark from North Texas on May 13, 2013:

Almost that time of year when corn on the cob will be everyone's favorite dish again. So easy to make and everyone loves it! I love the little corn husk doll too. Voted up and useful! Will share.

moonlake (author) from America on April 04, 2013:

livingsta, Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment. Thank you also for vote and sharing.

livingsta from United Kingdom on April 04, 2013:

Interesting hub Moonlake. Corn on the cob is lovely and I like it with butter too :-)

I like that little corn husk doll. It looks pretty!

Thank you for sharing this with us. Votes up and sharing!

moonlake (author) from America on April 01, 2013:

Deborah-Diane, I agree. Thanks so much for stopping by my hub.

Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on April 01, 2013:

There is nothing better than the taste of fresh corn-on-the-cob. MMMM!

moonlake (author) from America on April 01, 2013:

beingwell, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate the vote and share.

moonlake (author) from America on April 01, 2013:

TheListLady, Good idea for saving the corn silk. We give the cobs to the deer they love them. Thanks so much for stopping by.

beingwell from Bangkok on March 31, 2013:

That corn doll looks lovely, moonlake. I know that corn has a lot of uses; this didn't enter my mind. Voted up and shared.

TheListLady from New York City on March 31, 2013:

Super hub!

When I bought corn last year from a youth farmstand - the student told me to save the corn silk and make some tea. I was so impressed. It makes so much sense to use every part of a vegetable. At my grandmother's farm (over 50 years ago) - we'd then give the cob to the pig who loved it (I even had my picture taken doing this).

Yay corn!

moonlake (author) from America on March 30, 2013:

PegCole17, I know we're hungry for corn on the cob but when it shows up here in the stands that means winter is not far off and we don't look forward to that. Thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on March 30, 2013:

rebeccamealey, Thank you for calling my hub corny. Thanks for the vote and shared.

moonlake (author) from America on March 30, 2013:

sgbrown, Thanks so much for stopping by. We don't have good luck growing corn in our garden. Thank you for the vote and sharing.

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on March 30, 2013:

This is my hubby's favorite vegetable. When I make it, he usually eats most of the corn the first night but he loves it cold as well. We prepare ours the same way only without the sugar since he is a diabetic. Makes me hungry for corn on the cob. Delicious.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on March 30, 2013:

What a "corny" Hub. LOL. It's great! I love corn on the cob. Good to know these facts about it, and I have always wanted to make one of those corn husk dolls. Voted all up and shared!

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on March 30, 2013:

We love fresh corn on the cob at our house! We tried growing corn once, but the corn worms were so bad, they ruined all our corn. I have been talking about trying it again. I always add sugar to the water when I cook corn, but I didn't know it helped make it tender too. Great to know! The corn husk doll is really cute, I may have to try making one! Voting up, useful, interesting and sharing! :)

moonlake (author) from America on February 04, 2013:

SallyTX, We have more than one cornman around here we have one that is our favorite. I bet your donkeys love it. The deer love it here. Thanks for stopping by and for the vote.

Sally Branche from Only In Texas! on February 03, 2013:

There's nothing better than fresh corn on the cob! You're lucky to have a local source! My Sack N Sav has mountains of fresh, local corn a couple of times in the growing season, but it's not anything you can time. If you're lucky, you can hit it just right. I can't save the corn husks for dolls, though! My donkey enjoys them too much for that! ;D Voted up and useful!

moonlake (author) from America on January 19, 2013:

KoffeeKlatch Gals, Thank you for stopping by. We love the corn with sugar it always comes out perfect for us.

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on January 19, 2013:

moonlake, I love corn. I've never put sugar in the water while boiling but I think I will try it. I love the cornhusk doll. I've said it before, you are so creative.

moonlake (author) from America on December 30, 2012:

Debbie thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving a comment.

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on December 30, 2012:

I found this on Google.. and I love it..

Happy new Year

Debbie

moonlake (author) from America on October 07, 2012:

Om Paramapoonya, Thanks so much for stopping by. We love corn too and eat as much as we can in the summer. I wished can corn or frozen corn tasted as good as corn on the cob.

Om Paramapoonya on October 06, 2012:

Nice recipe. I love to eat corn no matter how it's prepared - corn chowder, corn bread, corn salsa, you name it! The corn doll is also very cute. Thanks for sharing this lovely hub :)

moonlake (author) from America on October 03, 2012:

Movie Master, We like our corn like this. I eat corn with nothing on it no butter or salt and when cooked this way it doesn't need it. Of course my husband doesn't care it loads it with butter and salt. Thanks for stopping by and for the vote.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on October 03, 2012:

I haven't had corn on the cob for ages and will try your recipe - a corn husk doll, I shall have to have a go a making one, it sounds like great fun!

Thank you and voted up

moonlake (author) from America on August 30, 2012:

vespawoolf, Thank you for coming by and commenting on my hub. The corn was so good this year. We were buying it every chance we got. That may just help the field corn taste better.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on August 30, 2012:

I miss sweet corn! In Peru, we only have field corn. I think your method would work well since it's generally tough and flavorless. Will give it a try! I like your idea of using the husks for a corn doll, too. Voted up!

moonlake (author) from America on August 16, 2012:

Maria, Thank you for stopping by. It has been a very good year for corn. I saw the corn man yesterday and didn't get a chance to stop. We eat has much as we can in the summer. Thanks so much for the voted. Have a happy day.

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on August 16, 2012:

This has been a fabulous year for corn, so this is much appreciated. I also will enjoy checking out the charming hub on the corn husk dolls.

Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria

moonlake (author) from America on August 08, 2012:

girishpuri, Thank you for stopping by and checking out my hub. I appreciate it.

Girish puri from NCR , INDIA on August 08, 2012:

Thanks for sharing the nice recipe, voted up.

moonlake (author) from America on August 05, 2012:

b. Malin, Oh yes corn the next day is good to add to a salad. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment I appreciate it.

b. Malin on August 04, 2012:

I LOVE our Jersey White Corn...so Sweet, nothing needed on it. That's how we like it. You can even eat it cold the next day, or add to a Salad. Wonderful Hub, Moonlake, the Corn Husk Doll is very Clever, loved the History of it. Thanks for sharing!

moonlake (author) from America on July 31, 2012:

Thelma Alberts, Thank you and thank you so much for coming by my hub. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm glad it reminded you of your childhood what a nice memory.

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on July 31, 2012:

Yummy! I love corn on the cob. When I was a child, I used to harvest a few young corns with my cousins from my relatives farm and cooked them in water with salt. That was our snack before Jolibee and Mc Donalds came into the city. Thanks for reminding me those happy moments in my childhood.

moonlake (author) from America on July 28, 2012:

alocsin, Thank you for stopping by glad you liked the hub. Thanks so much for the vote.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on July 28, 2012:

Two goodies from one piece of corn. This sounds like a delicious alternative to regular corn on the cob, but I've never made a corn husk doll. Sounds like a fun thing to try. Voting this Up and Interesting.

moonlake (author) from America on July 25, 2012:

ChristyWrites, Thanks for stopping by. My husband always says the corn taste better the next day. We rarely cook our corn on the grill. We do grill just about everything else. Thanks for the vote I appreciate it.

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on July 25, 2012:

I appreciate the tip for microwaving the next day. Will remember that and try it next time. I also prefer my corn on the stove rather than grilled. A vote up and useful too.

moonlake (author) from America on July 24, 2012:

KoffeeKlatch Gals, It is good. I love cornhusk dolls their so cute.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on July 24, 2012:

I've never added sugar ro my corn on the cob water. I bet it would be quite good. Love the cornhusk doll.

moonlake (author) from America on July 24, 2012:

vespawoolf, You sure would think if they would grow field corn, they would want to grow sweet corn. Just about everyone loves fresh corn. Your welcome for the recipe and thanks so much for stopping by.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on July 24, 2012:

Wish I had a corn man! In Peru, sweet corn is nonexistent but field corn is often cooked by boiling in sugar water, just like the method you outline. It's hard to beat fresh corn on the cob. Thanks for your recipe!

moonlake (author) from America on July 23, 2012:

Hyphenbird, Different never heard of it that way. Bet it's good. You like lots of butter I don't eat mine with any butter.

Thanks so much for stopping by I appreciate it.

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on July 23, 2012:

Much the same way. We bring it to a boil then turn off the burner and let it sit about 20 minutes. Then the water is drained and for a treat we put butter into the pot, let it melt and shake it all over the corn. Now I have myself drooling. Corn is king!

moonlake (author) from America on July 23, 2012:

Hyphenbird, That's the way we like it and I don't know that it adds that many calories. It's not boiled and I would think the sugar stays in the water and not in the corn. I would have to poke each corn cornel for the sugar to penetrate it. Yes we have always cooked this way. How do you cook yours?

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on July 23, 2012:

We do love corn on the cob, well corn any way at all. The corncob dolls are adorable. We used to make them when I was a child. I do wonder why one would add a cup of sugar to perfectly good corn. That adds so many calories and increases sugar intake a lot for the day. Have you always made it this way? I have never known sugar to be added. It could be a regional thing maybe. In any regard, corn on the cob is a great thing. I just got a dozen ears this morning from a local farm so I know what we will be having tonight!

moonlake (author) from America on July 22, 2012:

shiningirisheyes, Thanks for letting me know that so many people thank we're nuts because we put sugar in it instead of salt. Thank you for leaving a comment.

Shining Irish Eyes from Upstate, New York on July 22, 2012:

This is how I grew up cooking it as well and I it.continue to. My favorite way to eat

moonlake (author) from America on July 20, 2012:

Peggy W, When you read it I had bring to boil remove from burner and cover for 20 minutes. I did change it to make sure no one boiled for 20 minutes, after your comment because thought someone else might misunderstand. So I reworded and added Do Not Keep Boiling. That should help keep anyone from boiling for 20 minutes. I would think 20 minutes would make the corn tough.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 20, 2012:

Hi again,

Either I misread it or you changed the cooking time. I now see that you are not recommending boiling the corn for 20 minutes. Our neighbor in Wisconsin did just that....actually boiled it for 20 - 30 minutes. We could never understand that. We used to kid that maybe she was trying to soften the cob and eat it as well. Haha!

moonlake (author) from America on July 20, 2012:

kashmir56, Thank you it is good. Thank you so much for stopping by and for the vote.

Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on July 20, 2012:

Hi Moonlake, love your great way you prepare corn the use of sugar sounds great , awesome recipe !

Vote up and more !!!

moonlake (author) from America on July 20, 2012:

We like it that way and have used it for years. We're going to have the leftovers tonight and cook them in the microwave. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment and for the vote and share.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on July 20, 2012:

My favorite veggie in the world is corn.

Good way to cook corn, moonlake.

I've never used sugar, but I'm willing to give it a try if you say so!

I'll vote this UP and I'll share.

moonlake (author) from America on July 20, 2012:

Peggy W, We only bring it to a boil and right away remove it from the burner. We don't keep it boiling. Maybe I need to explain that better in my recipe.

Your right we need to enjoy the corn. The corn man said the farmer is using his irrigation system everyday because of the drought. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment and vote.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 20, 2012:

You prepare your corn very differently from the way we do with regard to adding sugar (we don't) and also the timing. We only boil ours a matter of 3 to 5 minutes once it is a rolling boil. I know our neighbors up north used to boil their corn a long time like you do.

My mother used to microwave hers after being shucked and would wrap it in a paper towel. It also was only done a couple of minutes.

Yes to the salt and butter! I guess there are a number of good ways to cook corn on the cob. With the severe drought the farmers are experiencing this year, we had better appreciate the ears of corn even more. It will certainly impact pricing down the road as to what we pay.

Voted up and interesting.

moonlake (author) from America on July 20, 2012:

JaydenMiller, Your welcome. I'm sure many people know how to make corn on the cob but not sure how many make it this way. Thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on July 20, 2012:

Dexter Yarbrough, Thanks it's the best way we like it made. I think it's more tender than putting salt in the water. Thanks for stopping by and for the vote and stars.

JaydenMiller from USA on July 20, 2012:

Hello. Thanks for sharing this great recipe. Corn on the cob is so good!

Dexter Yarbrough from United States on July 20, 2012:

Hi Moonlake! I really like your recipe. My wife loves corn, so I will be sure to share it with her. Voted up and rated 5 stars!