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Easy way to cook corn on the cob that shucks it completely clean too

easy way to shuck corn on the cob
easy way to shuck corn on the cob
Sherry Smith-Noble

Everyone loves corn on the cob – tender sweet kernels of corn covered with butter and salt – yum! If you knew how to have corn on the cob without husking it first, you could enjoy it even more. Here is a way to cook it in the husks and have the ear of corn slip right out! No kidding – it’s a miracle!

Corn on the cob is currently available at some farmer’s markets and at local groceries. Many people shuck it right at the store before bringing it home. Save yourself the time and energy; bring it home in the husk. Here is a way to save yourself all the time and aggravation of removing all those teeny, tiny, little silky fibers that cover an ear of corn.

I don’t know who originally came up with this idea for cooking corn in the husks, but it was sent around on and it really works! A couple of tips:

  • Don’t do too many ears of corn at once. Two at a time work the best.
  • Use hot pads or oven mitts to handle the corn once you remove it from the microwave – it’s hot!
  • As soon as you remove it from the microwave, remove the husk – don’t let it sit around first.

Easy Corn on the Cob Recipe

Ingredients for Easy Corn on the Cob:

  • 4 ears of sweet corn, unhusked
  • Butter
  • Salt

Directions for Easy Corn on the Cob:

Put two ears of corn in the microwave – set it on high for 8 minutes.

Remove the corn after it has cooked using oven mitts. Cut the non-tasseled end off each ear of corn (about ½ inch up the cob). Hanging on to the tassels with an oven mitt, shake the corn cob out the cut end. It will come out completely cooked and husked!

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