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How to Quickly Make Corn on the Cob without Boiling Water

How to Quickly Make Corn on the Cob without boiling water.

This is a quick tip that I wish I had discovered awhile ago! You can make wonderful, moist, and perfectly cooked corn on the cob in just a few minutes by doing the following:

1- Cut the stem of the stalk off so it will fit and rotate/spin around on a plate in your microwave. How to Quickly Make Corn on the Cob in just a few minutes without water.

2- Stack as many stalks as you want to cook on a plate. I made seven. Cook on high for 5 minutes. Add one additional minute for each stalk after 4. For example, for anywhere between one and four stalks of corn you would cook them for 5 minutes. 5 stalks for 6 minutes, 7 stalks for 8 minutes, etc.

How to Quickly Make Corn on the Cob in just a few minutes without water.

3- When they are finished cooking, use a glove to hold the hot corn and cut the ends of the stalk off (about 1/2 inch from the bottom).

How to Quickly Make Corn on the Cob in just a few minutes without water.

5- Slide the husk off of the corn.

How to Quickly Make Corn on the Cob in just a few minutes without water.

You may need to squeeze and pull a little, some husks slide right off and some need a little encouragement.

How to Quickly Make Corn on the Cob in just a few minutes without water.

And you don’t have to pick the hair/strings off of the cob because they just slide off with the husk!

How to Quickly Make Corn on the Cob in just a few minutes without water.

I wasn’t sure how the quality would be, but I was more than impressed! The husk keeps the cob nice and moist while it cooks. It was moist, crisp, and delicious!

How to Quickly Make Corn on the Cob in just a few minutes without water.

6- Serve warm with butter and salt.

How to Quickly Make Corn on the Cob

In the time it would have taken you to get out a pot of water and get it boiling, cooking this way, the corn would be shucked, cooked, and ready to eat!

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3 Responses to How to Quickly Make Corn on the Cob without Boiling Water

  1. Nina says:

    What a cool trick Anita! I love corn, and yes with butter (and I add some salt too lol). I grew up eating the stuff and it’s always a good snack or side to have.

  2. I used many times to cook the corn in the microwave, but your trick of sliding the husk off of the corn is new to me, and it is a very good idea. I allways hated to pick all those litte hairs, so thanks :)
    Cheers,
    Emese

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