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Easiest Corn on the Cob Recipe
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Easiest Corn on the Cob
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Easiest Corn on the Cob

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"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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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    10 mins


  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.
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Sep 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!

Sep 04, 2014

I have tried this recipe before and it's fantastic. The only reason I've given it 3 stars is because you can only do 1 or 2 ears at a 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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