When microwaving corn, never allow plastic wrap to touch the kernels. In the process of microwaving, it will leech chemicals into the food. Always place the corn in a container deeper than the height of the ears.
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.
Here’s an easy way to turn corn-on-the-cob during microwaving: Instead of pulling off the plastic wrap, turning the corn with tongs, and rewrapping, simply tilt the pan to one side. The cobs will roll over on their own and you’ll never have to touch the plastic.