Nothing says summer quite like fresh corn on the cob, but what about when you’re at the office or feeling too lazy to spend a long time slaving in the kitchen? My dad told me that he microwaves corn on the cob at work all the time and it comes out perfectly. At first, I thought senility had finally set in and was about to check him into a home, but then I tried it for myself and was amazed by the results.
Typically microwaves ruin food and I avoid using them at all costs. This couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to corn on the cob. It turns a 20-minute project into a 5-minute course in Lazy 101, leaving 15 minutes of crucial beer drinking. Scholars say this recipe comes from Native American Indians who hit the peace pipe a few too many times. This is definitely the lazy man’s way to cook corn on the cob, but the results speak for themselves, so screw the traditional way and nuke that cob!
Step 1: Toss that sucker into the microwave husk and all. You don’t even need to cover it or place it on anything.
Step 2: Set the microwave to 4 minutes (1000 watt).
Step 3: Remove from microwave and the husk and stringy things will peel away with ease.
Step 4: Add butter and salt.
NOTE: I also add creamy horseradish to the butter mix to add a little zing.