How do you cook sweet corn in the microwave?


Quick Answer

Easily cook sweet corn by placing it (husk and all) in the microwave and cooking on high for approximately two to four minutes per ear. Cooking times vary due to microwave oven wattage.

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  1. Prepare the ears of corn

    Do not remove the husks or silks from the ears of corn. A damp paper towel or tea towel can be wrapped around the ears of corn for added moisture during cooking.

  2. Cook the ears of corn

    Place the corn in the microwave, and cook on high for approximately two to four minutes per ear, depending upon the wattage of the oven.

  3. Remove the corn from the husk

    After carefully removing the corn from the microwave using a potholder or oven mitt, place the ears of corn on a plate, and cut off the bottoms of the ears with a sharp knife. Holding the corn by the top of the husk, shake it until the ear falls cleanly out onto the plate, free of silks and ready to eat.

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