How Long To Cook Corn On The Cob – Boiled Corn and Pear

How long to cook corn on the cob

How Long To Cook Corn On The Cob – Boiled Corn & Pear | Nigerian Boiled Corn and Pear

How long to cook corn on the cob depends on the freshness of the corn, eaten fresh corn on the cob is just so wonderful especially now that we are in the season of corn; I love boiled corn is so yummy with pear or coconut what a nice combination.

Sweet corn on the cob is a common street food you can easily find by the roadside in Nigerian, the easiest way to boil your corn on the cob is without the husk.

Boiled corn and coconut is a wonderful snack and very simple to cook at home, some people like eating there maize either boiled, roasted, or added to meals such as beans and corn.

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During the raining season, most people like eaten steamed corn on the cob to warm up the cold weather, on the other hand, keep their month busy as they munch the boiled corn.

Some may ask when is corn on the cob done boiling; basically, a well-cooked corn is usually tender to chew and friendly to the jaws.

How long to cook corn on the cob

The maize cob to be used for this corn recipe is a freshly harvested corn


  • 6 ear of corn (white or yellow)
  • ½ teaspoon of salt (optional)
  • Water

Method on how to boil corn on the cob

  1. Carefully remove husks off the corn and the silk of the corn, rinse the corn with clean water.
  2. Get a large pot, place the corn inside the pot and pour enough water to cover the corn, after that, add your salt to taste for those that enjoy eaten corn with a slight taste of salt.
  3. Place your pot on the fire and cook for 20- 25 minutes on high heat until is completely tender, to be sure is soft, use a fork spoon and pick one as you taste the softness of the corn on the cob.
  4. Finally, remove from heat, drain water and return back to the pot.

Serve and enjoy with African Pear (Ube) or coconut.

What is the benefit of African pear?

The African pear is also rich in calcium and phosphorus, two nutrients that are mostly found in our body’s for bones and teeth. Ube has also been linked to a reduction in bone and joint discomfort.

What is corn and Ube?

In many regions of Nigeria, boiled corn or roasted corn is a preferred outdoor snack food. It can be consumed along with a purple African pear (also known as a bush pear) that is called “Ube” in Igbo language. Before eating, African pears are either grilled over hot coals or soaked in just-boiled water. They have an avocado flavor after cooking.

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