The best way to cook corn on the cob is simply the microwave.
Left right in the husk, microwaving cooking corn on the cob results in tender, juicy, and EASY corn in under 5 minutes.
Why you will love cooking corn on the cob!
Corn has had a big year – Thanks to the viral corn song (you know, the one – lump with knobs), corn has had an amazing year. As a side dish recipe site, we are excited by this proposition and agree that making corn part of your menu is a fantastic choice.
Fresh – Nothing is fresher than corn left on the cob! Corn left in husks keeps all that delicious juice right in the natural package and results in the perfect corn and juicy kernels.
And this microwave method removes the boiling water, pressure cooking, and grilling time and gives you a delicious cob in no time.
Where did this microwave corn on the cob recipe come from?
This recipe went viral on TikTok, and we are so glad it did! Talking about a life-changing recipe, creator @meadweaver showed us all about her favorite cooking method in this tip and trick in the video below.
Would we make TikTok Sweet Corn in the Microwave again?
I might be sold on this one! I didn’t think it would be good, but it is! It’s probably just as good as boiling or grilling it. I did 2 corn cobs for 4 minutes and 1 for 4 minutes, and both corn on the cobs tasted great.
- fresh ears of corn
- butter, kosher salt, and pepper for serving
Microwaving Corn on the Cob
- Place fresh corn cobs in the microwave.
- Heat on high for 4 minutes.
- Remove from microwave with hot pads or tongs.
- Slice off about 1″ of the top end and discard. Peel away the husk and corn silk.
- Serve with melted butter, salt, and black pepper.
Important Heat Tip
When you cut the end off, it’s hot, so you’ll want hot pads or something on your fingers.
And I can’t say the silk “slips right out,” but you can EASILY peel away the husk, and the silk sticks with it, so it IS better than when it’s not cooked and you’re trying to deal with it.
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