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Easiest Corn on the Cob

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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10 m servings 113
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 serving)


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  1. Heat corn in the microwave until cooked through and tender, about 3 1/2 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. Spread butter over corn and season with salt.

Nutrition Facts

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

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Most helpful positive review

Good for just a few ears, for larger quantities use the oven @ 350F 30 min cook time, same result.

Most helpful critical review

Useless unless you only do 1 or 2 cobs. Not worth your time when the family is over.

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Good for just a few ears, for larger quantities use the oven @ 350F 30 min cook time, same result.

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. ...

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 abo...

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 si...

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 th...

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!!!

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...

Excellent.........great corn on the cob and could not believe how easy chef John made it. This is how we will do our corn on the cob from now on. Thank you.

Amazing!! This corn came out of the husk squeaky clean. For small gatherings it will work. Keep it up Chef John.