3-Minute Microwave Corn on the Cob

Do you know about doing corn on the cob in the microwave?  Game changer.

Now, before I tell you how to make microwave corn on the cob, let me tell you about my mom. She is many things:  beautiful, smart, generous, and funny- to name just a few.  Anyone who knows her knows about her quick wit and penchant for whipping up an amazing theatrical production.

Whipping up a dinner, however, is not something she enjoys.  And yet, when I was a kid, she managed to get us all around the table for dinner every night.  She had an armload of quick dinners in her arsenal including deliciously tender slow cooker hams, easy-to-make 3-ingredient tater tot hotdish, even-easier-to-make 2-ingredient sloppy joes, and the weekly reprieve of pizza night on Friday.

I remember when she found out about baking potatoes in the microwave.  What used to take an hour, mom was getting done in 10 minutes.  Perfect.

My microwave is used mostly for boiling water for coffee in the French press in the morning and popping popcorn in the evening, however, I have found a microwave shortcut of my own that I believe mom would approve of.

How to Make Corn on the Cob in the Microwave:

Place an ear of corn, husk and all, in the microwave.  Cook on high for 3 minutes, per ear. So 6 minutes for 2 ears.

3-Minute Microwave Corn on the Cob

Immediately remove from microwave using a dry towel or pot holder (hot!).  Hold onto the top of the ear, cut the stem side off.

3-Minute Microwave Corn on the Cob 1

Now, holding onto the husk and silks, shimmy-slide them right off.

3-Minute Microwave Corn on the Cob 2

3-Minute Microwave Corn on the Cob 3

Genius, just like my mom.


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