Easy (Better Than Boiled) Corn on the Cob

Easy (Better Than Boiled) Corn on the Cob created by BarbryT

I got this cooking tip from Quick Cooking Magazine several years ago. It's nice for those that can't have a grill or when it is to cold to.

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4mins
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ingredients

  • 1 ear of corn (left in husks)
  • plastic wrap

directions

  • Leave corn in the husks.
  • Wrap each ear in a piece of plastic wrap; as many as you need.
  • Microwave on high for 4 minutes per ear.
  • CAREFULLY unwrap corn and peel the husk off; the silk should just come right out.
  • Enjoy with butter and salt if you wish.
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"I got this cooking tip from Quick Cooking Magazine several years ago. It's nice for those that can't have a grill or when it is to cold to."

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  1. Hubbell cook
    I love this corn recipe, very easy no boiling of water perfectly done and simple. thanks
  2. BarbryT
    Easy (Better Than Boiled) Corn on the Cob Created by BarbryT
  3. BarbryT
    I have made this twice in two days. I didn't want to review it yesterday because the corn was thoroughly overcooked at 4 minutes. (And that was for two ears.) So...I insightfully determined that that wasn't the fault of the technique, but of the youth of the corn. So tonight I nuked the corn (again two ears) for two minutes (one minute per ear) and it is perfect ...and the silk comes off soooooo wonderfully easily. So I recommend to my fellow 'zaarites that you consider the time of the year and the probable maturity of the corn in deciding how long to microwave. Personally, I probably will use this technique forevermore. Thanks so much for posting it!
  4. Bluenoser
    I agree with the other reviewer--Very easy and it turned out great--Thanks.
  5. Hey Jude
    Boy, this was easy! I was determined to make dinner tonight without using my stove AT ALL, due to the heat today. I did 3 ears of corn, all at the same time, and the 4 minutes in the microwave was just right. It was a little tricky getting the plastic wrap and husks off (I served the corn with the appropriate warnings). Thanks for posting this P.Lisa, it kept my kitchen (and myself) cool tonight :)
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