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Time Saving Tuesday – Microwave Corn on the Cob

July 8, 2014Danita

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes were my best “discovery” of 2013 (thanks again to my friend RaShell!), and Microwave Corn on the Cob may be that for 2014!  How has it taken me so long to learn this?

This “tip” came from an elderly lady, who we don’t know, that happened to be purchasing corn at Walmart at the same time as my in-laws. Yes, you know you live in the South when total strangers give you recipes at the store!  I LOVE THAT!!! 

*I’d like to just make a side note here for those readers who may not be from the South.  

  • First, YES, we talk to strangers at the store – we actually encourage it.
  • Second, we are not offended when little elderly ladies we don’t know give us cooking tips…or other advice.  They aren’t trying to be offensive, just helpful.  
  • Third, we don’t give advice because we think we know more than others, we just like sharing.  When we find something we love, we want to spread the word. 

Ok, back to the shopping trip to Walmart….

My in-laws visited with us for a month and as their time to leave drew near, we decided to have a big steak dinner.  After all the food was purchased we decided to add on Grilled Corn on the Cob…but I didn’t have corn.  They needed a few things at Walmart so they were going to pick up some corn, too.  

While they were bagging the ears of corn an older lady said to my mother-in-law, “Now, you know you can cook those in the microwave.”

Like me, my mother-in-law didn’t actually know that.  The lady went on to explain that all you need to do is put them in the microwave, husk and all, cook for ten minutes and they come our perfect.  As an added bonus the silks peel right off…no picking and washing.  

My mother-in-law thanked her and continued to bag her corn.  This sweet lady then went around the bin to where my father-in-law was standing and told him, “Make sure you remind her how to do that in the microwave.”

Well, they did remember to tell me about it when they got home.  Even though we were grilling the corn, it needed to be cooked first and we decided it was worth a try.

We put four ears of corn in the microwave, husk and all, set it for ten minutes and waited.

Sure enough, she was RIGHT!   

The corn came out perfectly cooked, tender and moist.  But, best of all….The silks came right off with the husk!  Now that’s a time saver!

Time Saving Tuesday – Microwave Corn on the Cob…

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Place corn (in husks) side by side in microwave

Cook on high for 10 minutes

Remove – use a pot holder, they are HOT

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Cut the tip and peel back husk carefully….it will be extremely hot

See how the silks stick to the husk?  

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Also great for Grilled Corn on the Cob

Thank you to the Little Elderly Lady shopping at Walmart!



  • Mommy’s Apron

    April 12, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    I had no idea you could do this in the microwave! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kimberly

    July 14, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    I love time saving tips! Thank you. Pinned. We love having you be a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  • Erlene

    July 13, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    What a great tip! Pinned it and will definitely give this a try. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  • LifeAsAConvert

    July 9, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    I’ve never cooked it this way, but I’ve heard about other people doing it. I don’t own a microwave.

  • MrsTee

    July 8, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    What a great idea…thanks for sharing!

  • Krystal’s Kitsch

    July 8, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    That is SUCh an awesome trick. We always do corn on the weekends.

  • Elaine

    July 8, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    I was so happy to see that this actually worked. I have been microwaving fresh corn on the cob for YEARS but I have always shucked and cleaned first. What a time saver!!

  • Leslie

    July 8, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Wow, I’m going to try this! I just bought some corn on Sunday. Yum! Thanks for sharing!

  • FabEllis

    July 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    WOW! This would be perfect if you need to cook corn quickly for a cookout or event. Great idea and thanks for the tip! πŸ™‚

  • Shirley Wood

    July 8, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    I would never have thought to do this! Pinning, MUST TRY! We like to grill corn on the cob in the summer. I love that the silks come off so easily!

  • Aimee Fauci

    July 8, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    I love getting random advice and I love nice people! Im doing this!

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