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How To Microwave Fresh Corn on the Cob (+ More Methods)

Fresh corn from your garden or the local farmers market is a traditional favorite for summer meals and barbecues, here are several ways you can cook it (some surprisingly easy).

First, here are the directions for making them in the microwave…keep in mind times will vary due size, amount heated at the same time, oven type and personal taste/preference. Experiment a bit to see what works best for you.

Tip: Try adding salad herbs or chopped chives when preparing, or make a separate dish with melted butter and chives to brush on after it’s done.

Directions:

Careful: When removing from the wrappings, husks or bags, they will be hot and steaming. Take care not to get burned.

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Other Ways To Cook Them

To Grill:

Source: Chef Tips host Jason Hill [1] (video)

On The BBQ:

Source: BBQMyWay [2] (video)

Quick & Easy Ways:

The times can vary depending on how fresh it is and how tender or soft you prefer the kernels.

Oven Roasted: Preheat oven to 350° F. Place husks directly on the oven rack and roast for 30 minutes or until the kernels are soft. Peel down the husks and use as a handle when eating. Seriously easy! Source: Food Network [3].

Steaming: Couldn’t be simpler! Just husk and wash well under running water then place them in the steamer basket after water has been brought to a boil, cover with lid. Let steam for about 10 minutes until done.

Boiling: First clean & shuck then place in a large pot. Cover with cold water. Top with a lid and bring to a boil. When the water is at a rolling boil, turn off the heat and sit for 1 or 2 minutes–it should be done. Another method is to first bring the pot of water to a boil, add about 1/4 cup sugar then add prepared corn. Top with a lid and cook for about 5 minutes (until done). You can also boil in milk for delicious results, details at Mom Advice [4].

Interested in trying some tasty recipes? Here are a bunch [5] for you to check out, some sound so delicious and have some interesting ingredient twists (such as lime, molasses, bacon, parmesan cheese and more)…yum!