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Cooking Corn on the Cob in a Microwave

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Corn on the cob can be prepared in a variety of ways. This is a guide about cooking corn on the cob in a microwave.


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By 11 found this helpful
July 23, 2013

You will never boil corn on the cob again. This is easy, and the tastiest, sweetest corn ever. You are not boiling all the flavor out of corn.

You can cook 1 or up to 4 at a time. The time may vary with how many you are cooking. 4 minutes in the Microwave, turning over at 2:00 minutes. Add 1 minute for additional ears of corn.

Follow examples in pictures. Being cautious of hot corn when it comes out of the Microwave. Using Mitts or pot holders is wise.

Total Time: 4:00 minutes per ear of corn, 1:00 added for each additional ear.

Yield: As many as you wish to cook.


  1. Start by removing old dark husks that are loose only.
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  3. With a large sharp knife, cut of stump and about 1/4 inch into the corn.
  4. Cut away the loose silk and dead husks at the top.
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  6. Rinse well in cold water.
  7. Put Corn wrapped in wet paper towel in Microwave
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  9. Cook on high for 4:00 minutes, turning over after 2:00 minutes. Carefully removing from Microwave with Mitts or pot holders.
  10. With a Paper towel, just squeeze the thin end of the corn and your corn should come sliding out with no husks or silk.
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  12. Keep squeezing until corn falls out neat & clean
  13. Ready to eat, Hot, sweet and delicious.
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September 19, 20052 found this helpful

Now that sweet corn is in season, a frugal way to prepare it and save time and water is to make it in your microwave. Use a gallon size freezer bag and place the peeled and cleaned ears of corn inside. Six will fit easily. Add about a half cup of water. Seal the bag three fourths closed. Microwave on high 8-10 minutes.

It comes out perfect every time! You can wash out and reuse the bag also.

By Cindy S.

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By 2 found this helpful
July 14, 2010

The very best way to cook corn is to leave the husk and silk as is (unless there is a wormy spot on the tip, if so cut away that part) and place three at a time in the microwave with a damp paper towel over the top. Microwave 3-5 minutes; until they are very hot all the way through. Let the corn cool enough to handle with a dishtowel, peel back the shuck, and the silk will come off easier than any other method of removal. Cut off shuck/stem and serve. I also like to remove the silk, pull the shuck back in place and grill. I have found the corn cooked using either method has a better flavor and you don't lose all the good nutrients and juice in a pot of water.

Source: Family method

By Lgoff15 from Fort Worth, TX

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