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How To Cook Corn On The Cob In The Microwave

How To Cook Corn On The Cob In The Microwave

 

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Corn on the cob is delicious, satisfying, and a healthy side dish and snack. Cooking it in the microwave makes it even better. It is super easy, and you get perfectly cooked, yummy corn on the cob in no more than 4 minutes! Keep reading to learn how to cook corn in the microwave.

Can you cook more than one corn on the cob in a microwave?

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Absolutely! Depending on the size of your microwave, you can easily cook about four corns on the cob in the microwave. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when cooking more than one corn on the cob in the microwave.

Things to remember:

Here are a few things to remember when cooking more than one corn on the cob in the microwave:

  • Make sure the size of the microwave is large enough to cook more than one corn on the cob.
  • Don’t stack the corns on the cob on each other; it will lead to uneven cooking. The corns should always be in a single layer.
  • There should always be some distance between each corn on the cob when placed in the microwave. It will allow the heat to travel to all sides resulting in evenly cooked corn.
  • When cooking more than one corn on the cob, the temperature should be slightly higher then when cooking a single ear of corn.
  • Never try to cook more than four corns on the cob in the microwave. Four is the limit no matter how large your microwave is.

Cooking time in the microwave:

  • One corn ear: set the microwave for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Two corn ears: set the microwave for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Three corn ears: set the microwave for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Four corn ears: set the microwave for 6 to 7 minutes.

How to cook unhusked corn on the cob in the microwave

The best way to cook corn is by placing it in the microwave without removing the husk. However, sometimes, the corn on the cob is available without its husk. In that case, you need to add a temporary protective layer to it to help store the moisture in it when cooking.

So, if you are using unhusked corn, wrap it first with a wet paper or kitchen towel or two. Place it on a microwave-safe dish and then place the dish in the microwave. Once it is cooked, remove the kitchen towel and enjoy.

Variation ideas

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As much as the corn itself tastes delicious, adding a few ingredients is always fun. So, here are a few ingredients that you can add to make your corn on the cob even more flavorful:

  • Mayonnaise: once it is done, you can drizzle it with plain or flavored mayonnaise. The creaminess of the mayonnaise adds so much flavor and makes the corn utterly delicious.
  • Parmesan cheese: sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on the corn. As it melts, the cheesy flavor is just perfect.
  • Seasonings: season the corn on the cob with your favorite spices like smoked paprika, cayenne, chili flakes, cumin, jerk seasoning, and any other spice you can think of.
  • Honey: if you love the sweet and savory combination of flavors, you can drizzle honey or maple syrup on the corn on the cob as well. The sweetness goes so well with the flavors of the corn.
  • Herb butter: you can make the corn on the cob so much fancier by adding herb butter to it. Try sage butter, mixed herb butter, or garlic butter.
  • Lemon: Bring out the freshness and citrusy flavor by drizzling fresh lemon juice over the corn. It is pure yum!

How to store corn on the cob

You can store the cooked corn by placing it in a plastic zip-lock bag. Place the Ziplock bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze cooked corn on the cob. Place it in a plastic Ziplock bag and freeze for up to 6 months.

Make sure the corn on the cob reaches room temperature before you store it. Also, if you cooked it in the microwave with its husk, make sure to remove the husk before storing it.

How to reheat corn on the cob in the microwave

You can easily reheat the corn on the cob by placing it on a microwave-safe dish. Place the microwave-safe dish in the microwave. Be sure to wrap it in a damp paper or kitchen towel before microwaving it. Also, microwave it in a 25-second interval until it is perfectly heated.

How To Cook Corn On The Cob In The Microwave

  • Cooking time: 4 minutes
  • Total time: 4 minutes
  • Servings: 1 

Ingredients

  • 1 corn on the cob, husked
  • 1 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • paprika, to taste
  • salt, to taste

Preparation

  1. Remove the first layer of the corn.
  2. Place the husked corn in a microwave.
  3. Set the timer for 2 minutes at high temperature and let it cook for about 2 minutes.
  4. Wearing kitchen mittens, take the corn out of the microwave on top of a cutting board.
  5. Using a sharp knife, cut the stem of the corn. Carefully grip the corn using a kitchen towel so that it doesn’t slip off and cause an accident.
  6. Now, take the corn out of the husk.
  7. Brush the corn on the cob with melted butter.
  8. Sprinkle salt and paprika on top and enjoy!

How To Cook Corn On The Cob In The Microwave

Cook Time 4 mins
Servings 1 person

Ingredients
  

  • 1 corn on the cob husked
  • 1 tbsp butter unsalted
  • paprika to taste
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Remove the first layer of the corn.
  • Place the husked corn in a microwave.
  • Set the timer for 2 minutes at high temperature and let it cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Wearing kitchen mittens, take the corn out of the microwave on top of a cutting board.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the stem of the corn. Carefully grip the corn using a kitchen towel so that it doesn't slip off and cause an accident.
  • Now, take the corn out of the husk.
  • Brush the corn on the cob with melted butter.
  • Sprinkle salt and paprika on top and enjoy!

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