Cooking Corn on the Cob in a Microwave

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July 23, 2013

Microwave Corn on the CobYou 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.
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  5. Cut away the loose silk and dead husks at the top.
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  7. Rinse well in cold water.
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  9. Put Corn wrapped in wet paper towel in Microwave
  10. Cook on high for 4:00 minutes, turning over after 2:00 minutes. Carefully removing from Microwave with Mitts or pot holders.
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  12. 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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  14. Keep squeezing until corn falls out neat & clean
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  16. Ready to eat, Hot, sweet and delicious.
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August 7, 2017

You will never boil sweet corn in a kettle of water again.

Microwave Corn on the Cob

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September 19, 2005

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.

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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.

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June 1, 2021

I'm from the old school and covering corn with water and boiling it was my method for cooking corn on the cob until I learned that I can cook it in the crockpot. I haven't boiled corn on the cob since. See the link below.

Microwave Corn on the Cob for One

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