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Microwave Corn-on-the-Cob

Fresh Chilliwack corn-on-the-cob is at its prime right now...and we are enjoying it often.  Last year I shared a tip for cooking corn-on-the-cob for the masses in a picnic cooler.  It's perfect for that backyard BBQ when the whole gang is coming.

But what if there are just two of you?  Or even one?  Here is the best way to cook and husk a few cobs of corn!  Pick out fresh cobs, fully ripe with the husks and silk intact.  Then place them in the microwave and cook on high  for 3-4 minutes per cob (4 minutes for a large cob).  Remove from the microwave oven with an oven mitt or a hot pad.  Then comes the magic part!

1. Place corn cob on cutting board, holding with the hot pad on silky end.
2. Cut about 1" off bottom end of cob.
3. Squeeze from the top and the cob will slip out the bottom. Ta-da!
4. Yield: 1 perfectly cooked and silk-free cob of corn!

Smother in butter and season as you like.  Enjoy!


  1. I'm going to give it a try...perhaps today!

  2. Saw this last week and tried it family and I are amazed how perfectly it worked! It's my new favorite way to cook corn! :). Robin E.

  3. .°º。✿⊱
    Passei para uma visita e conhecer o seu blog.
    Amei a dica!

    Bom fim de semana!

  4. I have been using this wonderful method ALL SUMMER ... IT IS PERFECTO!!!

  5. We are going to try this tomorrow! Thanks Judy!

  6. Wow, Judy that is perfect. We love Chwk corn as well and have it as often as we can. I am going to try that. Irene klassen

  7. Great idea. We are going to try it the next time I buy corn. Thanks for the wonderful tip!

  8. Have been making microwaved cob corn for awhile BUT this tip will end the HOT POTATO dance!
    Thanks so much!

  9. Wonder if this would work cooking the corn in boiling water? I don't use a microwave, but am going to try it next time we have corn. In our area we have delicious corn grown at Fresno State University in their ag program and it is wonderful!

  10. Up here in southern MB, the corn often has worms in it so I cringe at the thought of a nicely cooked worm. If I knew for absolutely sure that it was a wormless cob, I'd love to try this!

    1. You have a point there! We are just sitting on the patio and enjoying worm-free microwaved Chillwack corn. :)

  11. This is such a cool method! Your plate looks delicious Judy!

  12. This works like a hot darn! Do it all the time now-thank you. Angharad


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