5-Minute Microwaved Cup Corn
This recipe is so simple that it’s almost a bit lame for me to post, and I hesitated for some time if I should post it. But since folks like the 15-minute shorts such as the easy steamed fish, microwaved potatoes and the quickie grilled salmon, I reckon most of us don’t mind a no-brainer recipe once in a while. :halo:
Remember the silly fad in Singapore, many years ago, where people (me included) are queuing for cup corn selling from the push carts outside shopping malls? Well this recipe is a short-cut way of remaking the cup corn. I think the “proper” way of making this is to get fresh corn, cut the kernels off and steam them. But lazy me bought ready whole kernel corn, microwaved them with butter, season with salt … and voila, your 5-minute snack is ready! :P
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(makes about 1 teacup)
- 1 3/4 cup whole kernel corn
- a bit of butter
- a bit of salt
1) Place corn kernels in a wide dish (so that there is more room to mix later) and cover with cling wrap, using a fork to poke holes in the top of the wrap for ventilation.
2) Place the dish in a microwave for 1-2 minutes depending on your microwave heat. If you hear many ‘popping sounds’, do switch off the microwave earlier.
3) Season with salt and butter to taste, mix evenly, and pour into serving cup. When you pour the corn into the serving cup, do not pour the butter liquid inside or it will be watery.
Note: You can also add the butter in step 2 instead of 3 if you prefer.