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Microwave Corn-on-the-Cob in the Husk

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars

"This is one of my favorite ways to fix corn on the cob, even when I have several to fix. Without the water from boiling, the corn stays nice and sweet. Hope this helps just one young cook."
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Ingredients

10 m servings 77 cals
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 serving)

Directions

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  1. Rinse entire ear of corn under water briefly. Wrap corn in a paper towel and place on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Cook corn in the microwave oven until hot and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from microwave and let rest for 2 minutes. Remove corn husk.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Cooking time is variable. I cook 1 large ear for 5 minutes in a 1000 watt oven. If you have small ears of corn you will need to adjust the time.
  • No need to remove the corn silk. When you take the husk off the silk comes right along with it and your corn is as clean as it can be. Because the corn is hot I use a clean dish cloth to hold and remove the husk.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 77 calories; 1.1 g fat; 17.1 g carbohydrates; 2.9 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 14 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Best way ever to cook corn! Not mentioned was to shuck husk after cooking you cut about 1" off the stock end and then you can squeeze the cob out of the husk like toothpaste. Holding the husk th...

Most helpful critical review

I have tried doing this on 3 separate occasions and it has never worked for me.

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Best way ever to cook corn! Not mentioned was to shuck husk after cooking you cut about 1" off the stock end and then you can squeeze the cob out of the husk like toothpaste. Holding the husk th...

This recipe works well and is extremely easy. Variations to try is to open the husk and add butter to the ear of corn, reclose the husk and microwave as directed. I think that cooking the corn i...

Like other similar recipes this works great. 3 minutes was just right. Wrapping in a paper towel isn't really necessary. Make sure to use hot pads or towel, the corn is really hot. I love th...

I've been cooking ears of corn this way for over a year or so since seeing a post on Facebook. It will be very hot so you need a towel or something similar to shuck it when done; I use two Ov Gl...

I've done this for years , if corn is at room temperature it will cook even faster. I also do it with husked corn (it's nice to leave the husks in the grocery store), just wrap each ear in waxed...

I can't believe how simple this was! Thank you so much for this tip...I'll never boil my corn again. :)

This method has not failed us. Three and a half minutes per ear seems best. We nuked 4 ears for fourteen minutes this weekend. We let is rest a bit. We then cut off the stalk end about an i...

I have tried doing this on 3 separate occasions and it has never worked for me.

I wet them but did not wrap in paper towel, came out perfect !!