Steamed Corn-on-the-Cob


Corn is at its best when summer is at its hottest. That means boiling or steaming corn will also heat up your home. This easy microwave method makes delicious corn without heat or steam. And there are all kinds of ways to use it. SAM

2 cobs fresh corn, husked and cleaned
2 tablespoons water

Place the corn in an 8 x 8 microwave-save baking dish. Add the water and cover with plastic wrap, leaving one corner open. Mircowave on high for 5 minutes. Tilt the pan slightly so that the cobs roll over and microwave for an additional 3 minutes. Serve buttered and salted on the cob, or cool and cut off the kernels to serve as a side dish or add to salads or gratins.
Makes 2 servings.


8 Responses to Steamed Corn-on-the-Cob

  1. A Nebraskan, corn-farming, bachelor relative once showed us something like this. He put the whole ears in the microwave, husk and all. I can’t remember how long (some formula like 5 minutes plus 1 minute per ear) It was the best-tasting corn I’ve ever had, if a little hot and messy…

  2. rockyroadoflove says:

    In a pan with water covered in plastic wrap or just naked husks? I’ll buy fresh corn in husks this afternoon and try it. Thanks!

  3. Hi emily,
    My daughter makes this once a week. We smear some garam masala and chilli powder and bite direct from the cob.even a little lime tastes good.

  4. rockyroadoflove says:

    What a great combination of flavors! I’ll try it this evening.

  5. No pan, no plastic. I don’t remember if any water is involved, but don’t think so… I think the idea is that the husks hold in the moisture that is provided by the kernels themselves.

  6. rockyroadoflove says:

    The silks don’t catch on fire?

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