I’ve been cooking corn on the cob in the microwave for years. Wrap it in plastic wrap (or put on a plate covered with plastic), pop in the microwave for a few minutes and you’re done! But I have to admit, cooking the corn in plastic in the microwave makes me a little nervous. So, the other night with cobs of corn in hand, I got out my big pot and started boiling some water.
I did a little research online and found this unbelievably SIMPLE method on Epicurious. Of course it takes longer than the microwave, but it was just as easy and the corn came out perfectly. So, without further ado, my “new” favorite way to cook corn on the cob!
- Bring pot of salted water to a boil (enough to cover the corn). Drop already husked corn into water. Cover pot, return to a boil, then turn off heat and keep the pot covered. Corn is ready in about 5 minutes. Voila! (You can keep additional ears of corn warm in the water for up to 10 minutes without it getting tough.)