Ann Pittman Ann Pittman
October 01, 2014

We're at the tail end of sweet corn season, so get in as much fresh corn goodness as you can. It's a whole grain, after all. But those silks and husks can be a mess to deal with, right? Not if you use this cooking method, perhaps the easiest way to cook corn I've ever tried. Simply place two unshucked ears in the microwave—seriously, don't prep them in any way. Microwave at HIGH for 7 to 8 minutes. Let the corn cool slightly, and then remove husks and silks; they come right off cleanly and effortlessly. You can also try this for a showier reveal: Cut off the fatter base end of the corn. Hold the cob by the top, where the silks come out, and give it a squeeze. The pristine cob will slide out cleanly. Brush with a little melted butter, and you're good to go.

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