Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Microwave Corn on the Cob

While I think that the best way of cooking corn on the cob is to brush some oil onto it and then barbeque it, sometimes you don't have access to a barbeque. In that case it's easy to use the microwave and comes out tasting great.


  • 1 corn on the cob per person

  • 2 tbsp water per cob

  • a pinch of salt



  1. Trim all the green leaves and other bits of plant from the cobs.

  2. Place in a microwave proof bowl and add the water and sprinkle the pinch of salt over them.

  3. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and poke a small hole in the clingfilm so it doesn't explode.

  4. Microwave on full power for the following times:

    • 1 cob - 1.5 minutes

    • 2 cobs - 3.5 minutes

    • 3 cobs - 4.5 minutes

    • 4 cobs - 5.5 minutes

  5. Adjust the cooking times depending on if the corn doesn't seem done, but be careful not to overcook it.

  6. Serve either on it's own or with a bit of butter melted on it.