WAY BACK IN 2005 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. In my microwave? Two and a half minutes is magical.
AND AGAIN TEN YEARS LATER If you haven't yet thrown an ear of corn into the microwave, oh man, you're in for a treat! It's so-so-SO easy to cook corn this way but the corn turns out so fresh and perfect. It's my favorite way to cook just one ear for a quick salad, for throwing into a taco or an omelet or or or ...
And readers agree, there are lots of variations in the comments, below. So grab a bundle of corn and fire up the microwave! And do check the other microwave techniques for vegetables, total win in the kitchen.
RECIPE for MICROWAVE SWEET CORN
Time to table: 5 minutes
1 ear sweet corn
Shuck corn and remove the silk and handle. Place in microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes – check for doneness, continue if needed.
ALANNA's TIPS & KITCHEN NOTES
My favorite way with a corn salad? Cut the kernels from the cob, toss with lemon juice and fresh pepper.
Straight from the microwave, the corn is hot-hot-hot. Take care!
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