How To Cook Corn On The Cob In A Microwave

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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!

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  1. I used to make it the same way as you did, using the microwave oven. But instead of using a paper towel to wrap up the corn, I kept the most inner layer of the husk on. I removed the outer husk which usually is not very clean and fold down the most inner layer to remove the silk. After that I just cover the corn back with the clean inner husk and into the microwave it goes. I do miss those days that I used to live in U.S. where the corn is so fresh and sweet duirng their prime. Brought back memories.

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