Uncle Bill's Corn on the Cob - Microwave

READY IN: 6mins
Recipe by William (Uncle Bill) Anatooskin

This is such a simple way of preparing and cooking corn. All of the goodness is maintained within the corn. You will love it done this way. I prefer white corn or peaches and cream corn.

Top Review by cervantesbrandi

I loved corn cooked this way, instead of plastic wrap I actually keep the corn in its husk and microwave each ear for 2 minutes each, so if I have 3 ears of corn I stick them all in at once for a total of 6 minutes. Perfect corn on the cob everytime. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 ear of corn
  • plastic wrap, enough to wrap the cob completely
  • 14.79 ml butter
  • sprinkling salt


  1. Remove husk and all corn hair and discard.
  2. Wrap each corn on the cob in (microwave suitable) plastic wrap to seal completely.
  3. Microwave on HIGH (full power) for 2 1/2 minutes.
  4. Turn corn over 1/2 turn and continue to microwave on HIGH (full power) for another 1 1/2 minutes.
  5. Remove from microwave and let rest for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Using a sharp knife, slice the plastic wrap, being very careful when you remove the wrap because of the steam.
  7. Serve with butter and sprinkle with salt if desired.
  8. If you are microwaving 2 corn on the cob at the same time, Microwave on HIGH (full power) for 3 minutes. Then turn the corn over 1/2 turn and continue to Microwave on HIGH (full power) for another 2 1/2 minutes, then let rest for 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Yellow corn is also very good if it is nice and young and not old kernels unless you prefer old corn.

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