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Microwaved Corn on the Cob


This is a wonderful way to cook corn on the cob, and helps to keep the kitchen cooler on a warm summer evening.

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  • unshucked ears of corn



Step 1

Put the corn cobs, with their husks and silks completely in tact, directly into the microwave on a dry or slightly dampened paper towel. The sealed husks will allow the corn to steam in its own moisture, resulting in a very fresh, sweet flavor. Timing depends on the power of your microwave and size of the ears, but the following is a very nice guide to cooking times.

For 1 ear: microwave for 90 seconds
For 2 ears: 3-4 minutes
For 3 ears: 5-6 minutes
For 4 ears: 7-8 minutes
For 6 ears: (how big is your microwave?) 8-9 minutes

Let the ears stand for 5 minutes, then carefully remove the husks and silks. Careful--they will be very hot. We hold the cobs in potholders for this part.


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