Learn how the microwave can make cooking and husking corn on the cob faster and easier with this method.
As a Midwestern gal, born and raised, I do love my corn on the cob. What I don’t love, however, is standing over a boiling pot of water waiting for the cobs to cook on a sweltering summer day. Boiling has also always felt to me like a lot of labor for what amounts to a few minutes of actual cook time.
Enter: the microwave. Ever since we first talked about this method, the microwave has become my favorite tool for quickly cooking a few ears of corn for a weeknight summer dinner.
How Long To Cook:
Note that the times may vary slightly depending upon microwave wattage. Start with these times and add an additional minute as necessary.
3. Allow the corn to cool after cooking for about 5 minutes. Note: The corn will be very hot when the corn finishes cooking. Use a hand towel to hold the corn if necessary.
4. Cut about 1 inch off of the end of the corn that has a stub. Dont cut the end with the silk showing.
5. Grab the end of the corn with the silk and pull it away. Sometimes it takes a few tries to get things moving. If you are having difficulty, peel back the husk at the top a little or try holding the end with the silk in one hand and using the other hand to rock the corn a bit.
Enjoy corn in a favorite recipe on or off the cob, with a pat of butter…or fresh and hot. Its hard to beat fresh, sweet corn!
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Cooking time is variable. I cook 1 large ear for 5 minutes in a 1000-watt oven. You will need to adjust the time if you have small ears of corn.
No need to remove the corn silk. When you take the husk off, the silk comes right along with it, and your corn is as clean as it can be. Because the corn is hot, I use a clean dish cloth to hold and remove the husk.
Our Favorite Method for Cooking Corn
Here are just a few things to love about cooking corn in the microwave: You can cook as many or as few ears as you want at a time, there’s minimal prep, and it’s exponentially easier to husk. That’s right — no more sticky silk!
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