TIP: Quick Corn on the Cob, for One

In this household, I cook just for myself quite a lot, and though I love corn on the cob, I don’t usually cook it since it either requires a big pot of boiling water, or a grill.

Recently (okay, the other day), I picked up some corn at the market and as I was doing so, spoke with a woman who was selecting her corn.  She and I got into a conversation on how to cook corn for one person — the microwave.  I have done this before — a bit of water on a plate, covered with microwavable plastic, and cooked for 3-4 minutes.  Her suggestion was just as easy — wrap the cob in a wet paper towel and cook for 3-4 minutes.

This worked out fantastically.  I’m pretty sure I’ll be eating a lot more corn this summer.

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6 Responses to TIP: Quick Corn on the Cob, for One

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  2. Laura says:

    Even easier-leave the corn in the husk, toss it in the microwave for 1.5-2 minutes. The corn steams in the husk and the silk comes off so easy! FANTASTIC

  3. Larry says:

    This is a great idea. I use microwave safe wax paper – I put pepper and a bit of butter on the cob and wrap up tight, then microwave. All methods yield the desired result I’m sure. Yea for the microwave, at least were some veggies are concerned.

  4. Jory says:

    That hits the tgraet perfectly. Thanks!

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