Corn On The Cob (Easy Cleaning and Shucking) Recipe -
Corn On The Cob (Easy Cleaning and Shucking) Recipe
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Corn On The Cob (Easy Cleaning and Shucking)

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"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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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    15 mins


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 03, 2012

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
Sep 03, 2014

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 minutes overcooked and dried out the kernels. I don't know if it was the strength of the microwave, the size of the corn, or the missing seasoning; but I'm going back to shuck and boil.

Jun 16, 2012

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.

Jun 30, 2012

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 the end off the wide end of the corn, I held on to the silk end and shook a couple of times, and the corn slid right out of the husk, leaving behind one silk on one of the ears of corn. For two ears of corn, I cooked in the microwave for 8 minutes on High. I added butter and sea salt. Delicious - perfect for two people!

Aug 08, 2012

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 use what ever, soft rolls work nicely too, main thing is the bread is fresh and soft. We spread the butter on a slice of the bread and once the corn is clean we wrap the bread around the hot corn and softly coat the corn w/the butter from the bread. While we let the corn cool for a minute or so we eat the bread w/the melted butter on it. It is some kinda good! The fresh bread is slightly heated from the corn and it has the salt on it...fabulous! My favorite is to use Jane's Crazy Salt.

Sep 01, 2013

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.

Jun 13, 2012

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 the ends, which I like to use as my handle but at least I don't have to peel them anymore!

Aug 08, 2012

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 ears of corn at one time.


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  • Calories
  • 113 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 430 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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