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Easiest Corn on the Cob

Easiest Corn on the Cob

Chef John

"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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Ingredients

10 m servings 113 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 113 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.1g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 430 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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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.

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Most helpful positive review

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. ...

Most helpful critical review

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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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. ...

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

Yippee. Chef John does it again! So easy. And GOOD too. My corn wasn't even all that fresh. Clean up took four seconds. Really.

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...

Easiest method I have ever used to cook corn on the cob. the corn was absolutely perfect!

This is a never fail way to cook excellent corn on the cob.

Just put 2 on a plate. I got scared microwave would blow up so I put a little water over the corn husks. Nuked for 6 minutes and wala!!! It tasted amazing and I didn't even season or butter....m...

This was super easy and worked perfectly. Tasted great.

This was sooo easy! I had to cook my ears for about five minutes due to my microwave and the size of the ears. Best corn ever! Thanks again, Chef John!

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