We are inspired by one of our cookbooks to cook fresh corn on the cob in the microwave instead of on top of the stove. We save the clean-up of a big pot and we do not have to wait for the water to come to a boil. It is a perfect way to cook a few ears of corn.
We shuck the corn and place the ears on a microwave-safe plate. We cover with saran wrap and microwave for 3 minutes on high. When the microwave indicates they are ready, we open the door and let sit another 2 minutes.
We serve the corn with butter and salt.