Corn on the cob is one of my favorite things to eat in the summer. It just tastes like summer to me. I have tried it all different ways...boiled, baked or grilled. But this way is by far my favorite. Mostly because it is easy, fast, and impossible to mess up. And there are no dishes to clean up. Bonus!
Seriously. Is this news to you, or am I the only one who didn't know about this?
Amazingly Fast Corn on the Cob
ears of corn, shucked and cleaned
1. Get the paper towels wet then squeeze out the excess water. They should be damp, but not dripping. Wrap each ear of corn individually in a damp paper towel. Microwave for 4 minutes.
That's it. Now go amaze your friends.
Note: If your corn is not quite ripe or you are microwaving several ears at once, you may need to add additional time. Stick a fingernail in a kernel, if it is soft and just slightly crisp you are done. If it is still crunchy-crisp, add some more time. For example...yesterday I microwaved 5 not-quite-ripe ears at once. After 4 minutes, they were still fairly crunchy. I added 3 minutes, and they were not quite there. 1 more minute and they were perfect.