Can You Microwave Corn on the Cob? – Quick Informational Guide

Corn on the cob is one of those popular snacks you could eat during school breaks, at home or at the office (during office-breaks of course!). However, that is only possible when nicely grilled or cooked.

But, let’s face it, no one really has all that precious time to wait until a single cob cooks in a pot of boiling water. If you are having such problems, then it’s time to learn how to cook corn on the cob in the microwave. Yes, it is absolutely possible! How? continue reading…

There are various techniques online on how to prepare corn on the cob in the microwave; this method is by far the most efficient and time-saving. Learning this cooking technique will get your corn ready in less than 5 minutes.


Grab two fresh corn ears and place them on a microwaveable plate. Make sure the plate is nicely prepared with paper towels laid on the surface. Do not remove the husks, it is our secret weapon 🙂 .

Place the corn in the microwave one by one and give each cob about one and a half minutes to cook. In less than two minutes your corn should be ready. Wrap it in an aluminum foil and let it cool for another five minutes.

After cooling, you can remove the foil but remember with the husks still on the corn, your snack might still be hot. So, remember to use kitchen gloves while shucking them off. As mentioned earlier, there are several ways of cooking corn in the microwave, but 99% percent of them taste almost the same.

Don’t be shy, you can add a bit of spice here and there.

TIP: To enrich the corn’s flavor, try throwing in some chives or salad herbs when preparing. Some butter lovers even make a separate dish with melted butter to compliment the corn. If not, you can just add some pepper or salt and you will have a ready to go snack.

In a matter of minutes, you can have a tasty snack that you or your friends will definitely enjoy. It is a simple method and, as you can see, takes little effort to prepare (provided you have the microwave!). There may be slight variations in how much time you leave it in the microwave.

After a few trials, you will get the right specifics and find what works best for you.

Well…I’m not quite finished, did you know that you could also prepare a popcorn on the cob? Just do away with the silks and lather your corn in butter. Place them in a brown paper bag and lock it tightly. Put it in the open section of the second bag and throw it in the microwave.

In about five minutes or so you should have your popcorn ready. Again, the time will depend on your microwave.

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