The easiest way to cook corn on the cob is to use a microwave. When you cook corn on the cob in a microwave, you don’t have to deal with a big heavy pot of water, don’t have to wait for the water to boil and don’t have to pour out the boiling water back into the sink!
Microwaved corn on the cob is the ultimate lazy recipe, and best of all it tastes great. Just 3 minutes, and yummy corn on the cob is ready.
Ingredients For Corn On The Cob:
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Wrap the corn in a paper towel. Put the corn in a microwave, and microwave on High for 3 minutes. Remove from microwave and sprinkle with salt. You are done!
To make 2 cobs of corn at the same time, microwave for 5 minutes. For 3 cobs of corn, microwave for 6 minutes 30 seconds. For 4 cobs of corn, microwave for 8 minutes.
Microwave power varies. If the corn seems undercooked, microwave it some more. Figure out the perfect timing for corn on the cob in YOUR microwave. Remember, it’s better to undercook then overcook! When it’s undercooked, you can still fix it… but if it’s overcooked, it’s too late – overcooked corn tastes dry.
Wrinkled kernels are a sign of overcooked corn. Perfectly cooked corn has shiny bright kernels without wrinkles, and tastes succulent and juicy.
For a great main dish to serve with the corn on the cob, check out my easy recipe for baked BBQ chicken thighs – yum!