I've been eating corn on the cob for years. Love the stuff! What I don't love? Standing over a pot of water, waiting on it to boil - it takes forever for only a few minutes of cook time. Plus, unless I'm cooking a mess of ears, boiling seems like a lot of labor and waste.
The solution? Microwave those babies! I can have up to 4 ears of corn ready to eat in mere minutes; here's how to do it:
- Place 1 to 4 ears of corn in the microwave (leave the husks on!).
- Microwave for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on the power of your microwave and the number of ears you are cooking.
- Allow to cool before serving. Leave the corn in the husks until ready to serve, this will help retain heat/keep them warm.
When you are ready to shuck the corn, try trimming off the bottom of cob, then pull the ear of corn free of the husk (and silk). You may need to use a kitchen towel to hold the silk and husk, as it may still be warm.
Alternatively, shuck per your usual method.