Microwave Corn on the Cob

Total Time
6 mins
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Six minutes until hot steamy corn on the cob...and you don't even have to shuck the corn before cooking!

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  • 1 ear of corn, not shucked
  • salt, to taste
  • melted butter


  1. Snip the silk from the top of the ear.
  2. For one unshucked ear, place in the microwave for 2 minutes on high.
  3. Rotate the cob one quarter turn and microwave for 2 more minutes.
  4. Turn the cob again and microwave for 2 more minutes.
  5. Remove from the microwave and run briefly under cool water.
  6. Shuck the ear (the silk comes off easily now).
  7. The time will have to be increased for more than one ear.
  8. If making the corn ahead of time, store the cooked unshucked ears in a brown bag until ready to serve.
  9. Serve with salt and melted butter or compound butters made with butter, garlic and herbs.