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Husk On Cooked Corn on the Cob

Updated on August 15, 2019
Husk pulls off nicely after microwaving and silk stays with the husk
Husk pulls off nicely after microwaving and silk stays with the husk

Husk On

It's really cool. You trim the silks end off, slightly, and then, using your fingers to feel the cob inside, cut across the ear and remove the end. (I removed both ends the first time I cut them, and other than making it more difficult to remove the husk later, it was okay.) Then, you place the husk covered ear in the microwave and cook on high for 4 minutes. No more, no less.

Wear a hot mitt and pull the ear out of the microwave, set it on a cutting board and grasp the ear firmly on the uncut end, and start to squeeze the cob on the silk end, and the cob will start to emerge on the open end. Keep squeezing, and grasp the emerging cob with your other hand. Pull it out.

It's the miracle of birth almost. Here's this little cob, no silks on it, fully cooked and ready to butter and salt and pepper. Get ready to sink your teeth into it, for sure!

Eating Corn on the Cob

Well. When the sweet corn is being sold around Minnesota, there are two methods to eating it.

One, cut it off the cob and eat it with a fork, dainty-like. But, mostly, we Minnesotans just grab a buttered cob and bite into the corn and chew it off like barbarians. Sweet corn, when fresh, has a sweet taste and the kernels almost pop in your mouth. There will be butter running down your chin and specks of yellow corn on your cheeks, but, it's well worth it!

trim off silks
trim off silks
cut off end, exposing kernels
cut off end, exposing kernels
put in microwave 4 minutes on high
put in microwave 4 minutes on high
remove from microwave, place on firm surface and grasp with mitt and squeeze corn out of husk
remove from microwave, place on firm surface and grasp with mitt and squeeze corn out of husk
keep squeezing until it's out
keep squeezing until it's out
It's a miracle! Ready for butter, salt and pepper
It's a miracle! Ready for butter, salt and pepper
leave half the paper on a stick of butter for holding
leave half the paper on a stick of butter for holding
smear melting butter across corn
smear melting butter across corn
see how silk is still attached to husk?
see how silk is still attached to husk?

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    • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

      Char Milbrett 

      23 months ago from Minnesota

      Mary Norton, thanks for your comment! It was my first time cooking with the husks on and I was impressed. I used to put the ears in a dish with a little drip of water and cover with plastic wrap to cook in microwave, but no longer... Placing them on the grill until you have turned and browned them on all sides (with the husks on) is yummy as well.

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      Mary Norton 

      23 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Just love eating corn when it's the season. It is so sweet. However, I have not cooked it in the microwave so this is something to try.

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