Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob is easier and better tasting than corn cooked the traditionally way, by boiling it in a pot on the stove.
Corn on the cob is listed in most pressure cooking time tables, but I sort of always thought it wouldn’t be that much easier cooking it in the pressure cooker. I assumed it wouldn’t save that much time, and you’d have to break the cobs in half because they wouldn’t fit in the pressure cooker. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I loved cooking corn on the cob in the pressure cooker.
It was a recipe in a soon to be released cookbook, Vegetarian Pressure Cooker Cookbook, that I’m reviewing, that inspired me to finally give pressure cooker corn on the cob a try.
Making Corn on the Cob in an Instant Pot
My steamer basket has a pop-up handle in the middle that unscrews. So I just unscrewed the handle and the corn cobs fit perfectly in my electric 6 quart Instant Pot Duo. They weren’t little cobs either; they were nice, big, cobs of sweet corn I picked up at the local farmers market.
Not only does the corn fit easily in the pressure cooker, it only has to cook for 2 minutes, and since it’s steamed and not boiled, it tastes better.
If you have great fall corn still available in your area, bring some home and give it a try.
- 2 cups water
- Fresh ears of corn
Add 2 cups water to the pressure cooking pot. Add a steamer basket and place the corn inside the basket.
Lock the lid in place, select High Pressure and 2 - 3 minutes cook time*. When beep sounds, turn off pressure cooker and do a quick pressure release. When valve drops carefully remove lid.
*depending on how fresh, tender your corn is.