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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Microwaved Corn on the Cob

Any time you can use the microwave over prolonged use of the oven or stove it saves energy. (It is best to run smaller appliances for short times versus large appliances for long times) But with the microwave the quality of food is generally worse, but I have found that it doesn't suffer when cooking corn on the cob at all!

Prepare corn by taking off leaves and silks. Run the cob under tap water. Wrap in wax paper. Microwave for 5 minutes for 3 ears of corn. That's it, basically steamed corn. It does waste wax paper, but I am fairly certain the cost is less than boiling the corn in water and the nutrients would stay in the corn instead of leaching into the boiled water.

4 comments:

zebuladesign said...

We always microwave our corn, and it turns out great!

Sewing-Chick said...

The way I love it is soaked in water then thrown on an open fire! Yum!

Squeezetoy said...

I won't use the microwave unless I absolutely cannot avoid it. It kills your food and releases who knows what...

KC said...

hate nuked food...but I love corn on the cob on the grill...No need to fuss just pull out as much silk as possible from a slightly lowered outer husk. Put a plop of butter in and then pull husk back up and wrap in foil and toss on grill.. in about 45 mins..Corn.