Kittencal's Tender Microwave Corn (With Husks On)

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

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 :)

Top Review by dutchgirl1966

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!

Ingredients Nutrition

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


  1. Cut off the floppy silks on top of the husks (do not remove the husk).
  2. Wet both papers towels and squeeze out the water then wrap each husk well with double layer of damp paper towels.
  3. Place the corn/s around the outside of the turntable.
  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. 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. Serve with butter and salt.

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