Microwave Corn-on-the-Cob in the Husk Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Microwave Corn-on-the-Cob in the Husk Recipe
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Microwave Corn-on-the-Cob in the Husk

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"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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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    10 mins


  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.
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  • 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.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 03, 2014

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 this way removes 99.9% of the silk. I found 3 mins on an 1100 microwave is enough as any longer seems to pucker the kernels.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 04, 2014

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


6 Ratings

Aug 07, 2014

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 that there is virtually no silk left behind.

Aug 03, 2014

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 in the husk adds even more flavor to the corn. Also, if you are using already husked corn on the cob, all you have to do is to wrap the ears of corn individually with dampened paper towels and microwave as directed. With my microwave, 1 large ear of corn only needs to cook 3 minutes. When first starting to cook the corn this way, start with a shortened cooking time and then cook longer if need be. You can always cook it a little longer if needed but I haven't figured yet how to UNCOOK anything.

Aug 03, 2014

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 paper & micro as you would unhusked corn. If I do more than a few ears I do in small batches for even cooking.

Aug 04, 2014

Absolutely brilliant! I used to BBQ or boil the darn thing, now, presto!!! Thank you


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  • Calories
  • 77 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 14 mg
  • < 1%

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

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