Microwave Corn

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Introduction: Microwave Corn

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There's no shorter path between you and delicious, piping hot corn on the cob, than via the microwave! This microwave corn on the cob recipe will show you the tips and tricks you need for perfect corn every time.  Once you try it, you'll never go back to boiling again!

Step 1: Materials

Corn on the cob - unshucked

Towel

Paper towel or plate

Microwave

Step 2: Microwave Corn

Place ear(s) of corn on paper towel in microwave.

For 1000 watt microwave, nuke corn for time according to the following table.
Halfway through cooking time, turn ears over and rearrange.

1 ear - 1 1/2 minutes
2 ears - 3 to 4 minutes
3 ears - 5 to 6 minutes
4 ears - 7 to 8 minutes
6 ears - 8 to 9 minutes


For 700 watt oven, use the following table:

1 ear - 2 minutes
2 ears - 4 to 6 minutes
3 ears - 7 to 8 1/2 minutes
4 ears - 8 1/2 to 10 minutes
6 ears - 10 to 12 minutes

Step 3: Wrap It Up

Wrap hot corn in a clean dish towel and let sit for five minutes.
Don't worry, it'll still be hot when you unwrap it - trust me.

Also, all of the husk and silk simply slide right off the cooked cob! Much easier than trying to peel it all first.

Step 4: EAT

Shuck the corn (much easier now that it's cooked) and de-tassel.

Season to taste. I like mine plain, but perhaps you're a butter and salt person. I also recommend trying some of the great season-blends on the market these days. Hot sauce is great too!

Serve up with some other fresh, seasonal favorites. I love this with heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers for a light summer meal. Of course, nothing goes better with barbeque (if you have the option!) than hot corn on the cob.

Enjoy!

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    58 Discussions

    Wow!!! So easy and the corn was perfectly done! Ty!!

    After cooking cut the large end off about 3/4 to 1 inch from end. hold corn at the small end and squeeze. the corn will slide out the big end without any silk. Perfect every time. Yum! Enjoy.

    you can also sprinkle the lemon pepper on it after dipping in butter.Yummy

    I do the same thing and go 1 step further by dipping the corn in melted butter which has lemon pepper in it. Awesome.

    You could also wrap it in seran-wrap -- it's what I do, and it works marvelously.

    I always just pull the shucks back, whack'em off part way and use as a handy handle. The corn is good Mexican style with mayo. and sprinkle of Parm cheese.

    I usually infuse a little water in the husk to help it steam. Its a necessity for grilling in the husk. Open the end a little, hook to a faucet or hose turn on....done.

    oh... my... GOSH! This was the BEST corn on the cob I've ever tasted in my whole entire LIFE!

    No more saran wrap for me, ever again!!!

    Microwaving corn in its husk makes the most delicious ear.

    Being an ignorant bachelor what would you reccomend for cleaning the corn before nuking? Is rinsing enough?

    I like it buttered, beleive me, but I was told my bad cholesterol was too high, so I almost gave butter up.

    I needed to cut back on some of the high cholesterol foods I was eating. I discovered Parkay Spray. 0 fat, 0 transfat, and 0 cholesterol. It tastes to me as good as the margerine I had been using. Being a spray it works best on things like baked potatoes and corn on the cob but I have used it on hot breads. I know Wal-Mart carries it in the same area as the margerines.