How to cook corn on cob with microwave

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How to cook corn on cob with microwave
Cook corn on the cob quickly in the microwave. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

Microwaves have made cooking faster and easier. Cooking fresh corn no longer has to be difficult or time consuming. Using the microwave to cook fresh corn is a very simple process that only takes a few minutes per ear of corn. Additionally, you can cook as many or as few ears of corn as you need, and there is very little preparation needed.

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Things you need

  • Paper towel
  • Microwave-safe plate
  • Fresh corn ears

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  1. 1

    Place a damp paper towel on a microwave-safe plate. Put corn on top of the paper towel. The husks should be left on the corn while cooking.

  2. 2

    Cook one corn ear for one and a half minute. Add one and a half minute for each additional ear of corn. Rotate the corn ears halfway through cooking.

  3. 3

    Remove corn from microwave and wrap in aluminium foil. Let corn ears cool down for approximately five minutes.

  4. 4

    Pull the corn husks and the silks off.

  5. 5

    Serve the corn with butter, salt and pepper to desired taste.

Tips and warnings

  • Be sure not to overcook the corn ears.
  • Use caution when removing the husk from the corn. The corn ears will be very hot.

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