How to Microwave Corn on the Cob

Site Index Corn Corn on the cob Side dish Vegetable side dish This station may contain consort links. See my privacy policy for details. This no-fuss recipe for microwave corn on the hazelnut is a must for those summer picnics and BBQs ! It constantly disappears when I serve it with my BBQ Five-Spice Rotisserie Chicken !
Microwaved Corn on the Cob with butter in a casserole dishHow to Microwave Corn on the Cob

Corn on the Cob in the Microwave

Have you always felt that everyone is doing things the hard way ? That ‘s how I feel about the “ chaff on ” method of cooking corn on the black-backed gull in the microwave. Let ‘s be real : desquamation and picking the corn silks off a hot cook corn of hazelnut is a imperial PITA. It is NOT easy, it ‘s not fast early than the cook prison term and when I cook corn I actually want it hot on the table. Cooking it WITHOUT the husk is the only way I cook it anymore !

My secret ? A wet newspaper towel .
Taa-daa ! clean corn, fix and hot to go uncoiled to your table and no dry kernels in sight !
When corn is cooked in the microwave it in truth retains its pleasantness and stay dainty and crisp. It ’ mho besides the perfect solution when you run out of distance on the stove or grill ! This has been my go-to way for cooking corn ever since I discovered it unless I already have the grillroom on the go – in which case it ’ s barely as easy to grill it alternatively. This is a super-fast of making one of my favored side dishes without sacrificing any of the taste !
Step by step method on How to Microwave Corn on the Cob

How to Make Microwave Corn On The Cob

Microwaving Corn On The Cob takes no time at all !

  1. You’ll need to use a large microwaveable dish and make sure it has a lid (if you’re anything like me, your dish lids tend to go MIA quite often!).
  2. Place the corn in a single layer in the dish and pour hot water over the top.
  3. Then cover the corn completely with a wet paper towel.
  4. Pop on the lid and place the dish in the microwave for around 5 minutes. It might take more or less time depending on how fresh your corn is and what size it is. Fresh corn cooks much quicker but the larger it is the longer it’ll take.
  5. When your corn is ready, just remove the paper towel and serve! I like to serve mine with butter and sea salt but it’s entirely up to your own preference.

close up Microwaved Corn on the Cob with butter in a casserole dish

Tips And Tricks For Microwave Corn On The Cob

  • It might take a few goes to get this cooked “just right” because microwave power can vary quite a bit, so don’t get disheartened if it comes out a bit over or under cooked on your first go! Just try changing up the cooking time next time around until you get to the perfect setting.
  • Make sure you’re using fresh corn.
  • Flavored butter is a great option if you want to add a bit of extra flavor to this recipe.
  • Store the corn in the husk or in the refrigerator (preferably) or a cool place until you’re ready to use it. You can even keep it in the freezer so it lasts a bit longer.
  • If you want a lighter meal, try serving it up with a nice chicken, radish and cucumber swiss chard chopped salad instead of with a meat main.

picking a Microwaved Corn on the Cob using kitchen tongs

More Corn Recipes

Tex Mex Corn on the Cob
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
Roasted Corn & Chickpea Salad
Curry & Honey Roasted Corn on the Cob With Husks
Hope you love and use this fun hack when it comes to cooking corn ! enjoy !
Love ,
Karlynn

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Microwave Corn on the Cob

Making perfectly cooked microwave corn on the cob has never been easier, cleaner OR faster! You do not leave the corn in the husks for this recipe!

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Prep Time
2 minutes
Cook Time
4 minutes
Course
Side Dish
Cuisine
American
Servings
4
Calories
62
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients 

  • 4 ears of newly corn whiskey husked and cleaned completely

  • ¼ cup hot body of water

  • 1 paper towel soaked

Instructions 

  • In a large microwaveable casserole dish with a lid, place the corn in one layer.

  • Pout the hot water over top.

  • Place the wet paper towel on top of the corn, covering them completely.

  • Place the lid onto the dish and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes. The amount of time will depend on how fresh your corn is ( fresh good quality corn on the cob needs very little cooking!) and how large they are.

  • When done, remove the paper towel carefully and serve hot and fresh with butter and sea salt if desired.

Recipe Notes

Calories are ONLY for the corn and not what you put on it! 

Nutrition Information

Calories:

62

kcal

,

Carbohydrates:

13

g

,

Protein:

2

g

,

Fat:

1

g

,

Saturated Fat:

1

g

,

Sodium:

11

mg

,

Potassium:

194

mg

,

Fiber:

1

g

,

Sugar:

5

g

,

Vitamin A:

135

IU

,

Vitamin C:

5

mg

,

Iron:

1

mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. actual nutritional information will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, assign sizes and more.

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