9 Reviews

This was a great way to make corn. I made it this way and my normal way by boiling and I liked this method a lot better. Next time I wouldn't cook my ears two minutes, I would cut it back a bit for my microwave.

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bmcnichol September 08, 2013

I've done corn this way for about 25 years. I first I rub the corn with butter, salt it, and then wrap it in the waxed paper & microwave it. This way it is seasoned and waiting for you to eat it upon serving it. It's simple and easy - tastes GREAT!

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CheersAK June 25, 2013

Excellent! If you have good corn, I feel there is absolutely no need for butter or S & P. YUM! Going to make another one for breakfast!

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Ms. Mother Earth June 28, 2012

The best. I tried the others but they were more work and did not taste any better.Thanks

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LOUD January 21, 2012

Very simple and easy to prepare. A great way to prepare corn on the cob. I cooked 2 ears of corn for minutes. The corn remained in the wax paper for a a few minutes before serving. It was moist and tender. The corn was buttered and then sprinkled with seasoning salt.

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PaulaG September 24, 2010

This was SO simple and the corn came out perfect at 4 ears for 8 minutes. I buttered it in the wax paper while still hot...cleanup was a breeze. Thanks for this keeper.

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Shelley Lee July 27, 2010

I was kinda skeptical about the cooking time as other recipes are suggesting more time. I had two large cobs, which I had taken the silk off, that I wrapped in wax paper and cooked them for 5 minutes. I let them cool somewhat in the waxed paper...and the cobs ended up being slightly overdone. Keep to the 2 minutes cooking. The cobs are easy to prep and the clean up is a snap. I have to totally agree with gailanng's comments regarding the carcinogens and plastic in the microwave. There have been more and more studies going on regarding the dangers of the molicules from the plastic melting off into the foods. Thanks for passing this recipe on!

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Abby Girl August 23, 2009

I've discovered this method about 10 years ago and it is by far the best. No carcinogens from plastic wrap, the wax does NOT melt onto your food, nor does the paper burn in the microwave. The kernels stay tender-crips and sweet and prep, along with the clean-up, is minimal. A technique worth passing from generation to generation.

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gailanng June 30, 2009

What an easy way to make corn on the cob. My 4 ears of corn took about 10 minutes.

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Indiana Debbie June 10, 2008
Microwave Corn on the Cob