Easy Peasy Corn on the Cob

Have you heard (or seen on the internet) how to cook an ear of corn without having to remove the husk and silks, in just two minutes?

Well, we tried it and it works!

Just cut both ends off the ear,

making sure you cut enough off the big end that the husk and silks are no longer attached to the end of the cob.

Put it in the microwave for two minutes. (Depending on your microwave, it may need three minutes.)

Be careful when you take it out because it will be very hot. Β You may want to either let it cool a little before handling it, or wear oven mitts.

Squeeze the small end, forcing the ear out the large end. Β The cooked ear will come out clean, cooked and beautiful!

It’s ready to eat!


12 Responses to Easy Peasy Corn on the Cob

  1. trialsinfood says:

    yum! love corn that’s made simply.

  2. Sandra says:

    trialsinfood — me too! It was wonderful! And will be again tonight. : )

  3. C. Beth says:

    Love this! I do cook mine that way but I didn’t know the trick to squeeze it out. I’m definitely trying that next time!

    • Sandra says:

      Beth — It’s one of those things that I read on the internet but couldn’t remember where, so couldn’t go back to confirm how to do it. So, I’m delighted that my friend Linda told us about a farm market where they gave the instructions to cook it this way. Helpful friends are almost as great as easy corn!! πŸ™‚

  4. Margaret says:

    Now that is great tip… who knew?

  5. Linda says:

    We bought some corn at one of those produce stands, and they put a paper in the bag that told that method of cooking. Only we didn’t cut the ends off before cooking. We cooked ours for 3 minutes, then cut off the big end and squeezed the corn out. It really is a good way to do it. So simple. And your pictures make me want to go out and buy some more! πŸ™‚

  6. Sandra says:

    Margaret — It’s wonderful. Of course, it helps that we bought the corn from a farm market and it is wonderful anyway.

    Linda — That’s where we went after you recommended it, and the instructions they gave did confirm the instructions for me that I had read on the internet. Thanks for the tip! πŸ™‚

  7. Cheryl says:

    WOW this is great…..I sometimes pass up buying corn like this simply cuz I don’t want to clean it……I know Sandy….shame on me!!!! Next time out I will have to pick some up or stop by the friendly produce stand. πŸ˜‰

  8. Sandra says:

    I agree Cheryl. The “old fashioned” way takes so long too. This is so quick. And we did two ears for the same time and it was fine. Glad to help! πŸ™‚

  9. carlahoag says:

    Very clever. Microwaves have been around a long time, now. Wonder why I’ve never heard of doing it this way before?!

  10. Sandra says:

    Carla — Me either! Maybe someone just figured it out! πŸ™‚

  11. thesmittenimage says:

    I’ve seen this method in video earlier this summer but haven’t had any corn yet to try it. It seems that corn used to signal the ending of summer.. and only started appearing on the market in August. Now it’s around very early in the season and it just doesn’t seem like the appropriate time to eat it.. until now. πŸ˜‰

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