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    Kittencal's Tender Microwave Corn (With Husks On)

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    5 mins

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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    Leaving the husks on while microwaving ensures a very tender steamed corn, you might not even want butter or salt after tasting this corn! --- don't worry the silks will fall right off after cooking! For each ear increase microwaving time 3 minutes. Cooking time is for 1 ear of corn :)

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    • 1 ear of corn (do not remove the husks)
    • 2 damp paper towels (use a double paper towel)
    • butter
    • salt


    1. 1
      Cut off the floppy silks on top of the husks (do not remove the husk).
    2. 2
      Wet both papers towels and squeeze out the water then wrap each husk well with double layer of damp paper towels.
    3. 3
      Place the corn/s around the outside of the turntable.
    4. 4
      Microwave for 1-1/2 minutes on HIGH, turn the corn onto it's otherside and continue to cook for another 1-1/2 minutes (feel the ear to be sure they are very hot).
    5. 5
      Using a towel carefully remove from microwave and let sit for 5 minutes before removing the husks and silks, the silks will slide off like magic (BE CAREFUL these are very hot!).
    6. 6
      Serve with butter and salt.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 09, 2012


      Fantastic! I used to steam it in the husk the way they do in the Eastern Shore area but this is even easier and just as tasty! I soak it in water for a short while instead of using damp paper towels. 1.5 to 2 mins on each side. Perfect every time!

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    • on August 08, 2010


      So happy to see this posted. I've been making my corn this way for the last few years. It was an accidental discovery. I was in a hurry one day and threw some corn in the microwave. It was LOVE at first bite. I don't use the damp paper towels though. And I don't time it because of the varianace in corn types and sizes. When I can smell the fresh husks, then I know they are done. It sure beats heating up the kitchen with the boiling water!

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    • on September 19, 2012


      Very easy but the best part is the taste. This is the best way to steam corn that I have found. Thanks for a keeper. Be sure to do only one ear at a time as the recipe mentions or it takes longer to cook.

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    Nutritional Facts for Kittencal's Tender Microwave Corn (With Husks On)

    Serving Size: 1 (104 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 87.7
    Calories from Fat 12
    Total Fat 1.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 15.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 6.3 g
    Protein 3.3 g

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