This proves something that I've known for years: no matter how great a kitchen technique is, unless you use it regularly, you'll forget about it. This technique for making corn on the cob works perfectly, and I hope you give it a try soon.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat corn in the microwave until cooked through and tender, about 3 1/2 minutes.

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  • Hold the tapered end of the corn with a towel over a cutting board. Cut the bottom 1-inch off of the thick end of the cob. Squeeze tapered end of corn cob out of husk and silk.

  • Spread butter over corn and season with salt.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 17.1g 6% DV; fat 5.1g 8% DV; cholesterol 10.8mg 4% DV; sodium 42.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2017
Good for just a few ears, for larger quantities use the oven @ 350F 30 min cook time, same result. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2018
Useless unless you only do 1 or 2 cobs. Not worth your time when the family is over. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2017
Good for just a few ears, for larger quantities use the oven @ 350F 30 min cook time, same result. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2014
Wow - this really works! I love corn on the cob but dread the whole cleaning process because the silk gets all over the place and nine times out of ten some of it is inevitably left on the cob. This was so simple and so easy it leaves you wondering "why didn't I think of that?". Definitely give this one a try - you won't regret it! Thanks Chef John for sharing a great kitchen technique that I won't forget! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2017
Watched Chef Johns video and noticed he was using a 1500 watt microwave When following his recipe keep this in mind my unit is small 700 watt unit so for average size ears i nuked them for about 4 minutes Perfect i'm in love no more pans of water and waiting for reboil Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2017
I have been cooking corn this way for several years now, it's great but I find 2 minutes is plenty for really fresh corn. If I do several at a time I still use about 2 minutes per ear, rotate them after the first 2 minutes then keep the cooked ones warm wrapped in a dish towel. I've done as many as 12 this way and it doesn't heat up the kitchen the way a pot of boiling water does. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2018
This is my go to way to cook corn now. I like to cut the big end off before microwaving, one less step while it's so hot. For four ears: six minutes on high, flip, another six minutes. Comes out perfect! :) Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2015
Perfect. We tried this a couple of years ago without much success. This time I cooked two ears of corn for four minutes on high left them in the microwave for about a minute. Not a single silk remained! My microwave is old and small in size..not sure about the wattage. I might be able to cook four years at one time depending on size. Might also be able to cook five: three on the bottom and two on top rearranged halfway thru the cook time. After I removed the husks I wrapped the corn in a clean tea towel and put it in the oven (cold oven) until the rest of our meal was ready. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2017
Used this method and then shucked the corn and grilled for a few minutes to get a light char. Delicious!!! Will definitely use this method again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2018
I can make 3 ears at a time in our microwave, which has a turntable. I cook them on high for 3 minutes per ear, then let them rest for about 5 minutes befor shucking them. Easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2016
This is wonderful! It's so easy tastes fresh and will be my favorite way to cook corn on the cob from now on. Remember that if it's difficult to squeeze the corn out cut a little more off the big end. Thanks Chef John! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2018
Useless unless you only do 1 or 2 cobs. Not worth your time when the family is over. Read More