The "tomato man" (who's also the peach man and the basil man and ...) passed along this tip at the farmers market this morning, that whole ears of fresh corn can be cooked in the microwave! As we discussed timing, another shopper overheard and chimed in, "I cook mine for 4 minutes."
The actual time required likely is dependent on the power of your microwave.
2007 PHOTO & NUTRITION UPDATE An ear of corn yields only a half cup of corn and alone, has zero points. After that, it's whatever calories/flavors you add to it!
Hands-on time: 3 minutes
Time to table: 3 minutes
1 ear fresh corn
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Shuck corn and remove the silk and handle. Place in microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes. (Optional: Cut kernels from cob, toss with lemon juice and fresh pepper.) Serve.
One Ear Corn (about 1/2 cup): 31 Cal (11% from Fat, 13% from Protein, 76% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 0 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 7 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; NetCarb6; 1 g Sugar; 1 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 5 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol; Weight Watchers 0 points