How Do You Cook Canned Corn?

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Preparing canned corn on the stovetop is a quick and easy way to add a delicious side dish to your meal. You will need a medium-sized saucepan, a can opener, a strainer, a spoon, and a can of corn. Butter, salt, and pepper are optional to increase flavor. Simply open the can, heat the contents and season to taste before serving them with your main meal.

  1. Open the can of corn

    Take a can opener and open the can of corn. Empty the contents of the can into the medium-sized saucepan.

  2. Place saucepan on stovetop

    Place the saucepan on the stovetop, and turn the burner on to medium heat. This temperature allows the corn to cook thoroughly at a moderate pace. Stir the corn with a spoon occasionally to allow it to cook evenly. Once the contents being to boil, remove the saucepan from the heat.

  3. Drain the corn

    Empty the contents of the saucepan into a strainer to remove the liquids that have been released from the corn during cooking.

  4. Add flavorings

    To increase the flavor of the corn, add a spoonful of butter to the saucepan. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to the corn if desired. Mix the corn until the seasonings are thoroughly incorporated and the butter is completely melted.