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Corn On The Cob (Easy Cleaning and Shucking)

Rated as 4.86 out of 5 Stars

"No need to remove silk from corn on the cob. Fast and easy microwave recipe that is shucked without removing shucks or silk. If cooking more than one ear, simply increase cooking time by about two minutes."
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15 m servings 113
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 serving)


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  1. Place ear of corn in a microwave oven and cook on high for 2 minutes; flip corn over and cook on high until kernels are hot and steaming, another 2 minutes.
  2. Place corn ear on a cutting board, using a pot holder or folded kitchen towel, and cut off the bottom of the ear, exposing 1/4 to 1/2 inch of kernels. Hold the ear from the top and squeeze ear of corn out of the husk from top to bottom. Husks and silk will be left behind.
  3. Spread ear with butter and season with salt.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 113 calories; 5.1 17.1 2.9 11 42 Full nutrition

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This is a 10 star method for cooking corn - absolutely no silk - not a single thread! The corn is cooked to perfection. FANTASTIC!

Most helpful critical review

I love, love, love fresh corn. I boiled 5 ears for the family yesterday. They were wonderful. I had one ear left today and tried this microwave method. The silks came out cleanly, but 4 minute...

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This is a 10 star method for cooking corn - absolutely no silk - not a single thread! The corn is cooked to perfection. FANTASTIC!

Actually, 4 minutes per ear (for 2 just double the time) is perfect and there is no need to flip. I have used this method for years and it works nicely.

Wasn't completely sold on this idea of cleaning and shucking corn even though I had viewed the video. The method does work. After I cut t...

Perfect every time! I find it's easier to cut the bottom off BEFORE microwaving ... then just grab the top and let the cob slide out.

This is my favorite way for sweet summer corn on the cob, unless is is so fresh I eat it raw off the cob. I serve mine w/fresh white bread, I like the Nature's Own Butter Top bread. You can us...

My Mom sent me a YouTube video of an older man making corn like this and I decided to try it and it works just like this recipe says. The only down side is that you do have to cut off one of th...

Have been cookin the corn this way for many years. Full proof method. Recommend cooking each ear of corn for 4 mins so 3 ears would take 12 mins. No need to turn but I wouldn't cook more that 4...

This will be my new go-to way to cook corn on the cob. Perfection. I love that there is no mess from the husks. I cooked 2 ears at once and cooked for 5 minutes. I opened one ear and thought tha...

It seems that most everyone is over-cooking the corn. One ear of corn will be done after 2 minutes on high in the microwave. Add 1 minute for each additional ear. I have used this method and coo...