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Corn on the Cob: How to Shuck & Cook in Under 5 Minutes

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How to Cook Fresh Corn in 5 Minutes Hip2Save

Love fresh corn but hate the prep work? Make preparing and cooking fresh summer corn on the cob a breeze with this easy and super fast trick of cooking/shucking that takes just a few minutes.

Directions for 2 cooked ears of corn:

(Inspired by Holm Family Cookbook)

Cut ends off of corn making sure to cut inside where the husk would be attached. Then place inside the microwave on top of a damp paper towel. Microwave for 3-4 minutes (cooking times will vary).

Cool Corn Cooking & Cleaning Trick Hip2Save

Estimate on microwave times:

1 ear – 2 minutes
2 ears – 3 to 4 minutes
3 ears – 5 to 6 minutes
4 ears – 7 to 8 minutes

Easy 5 minute Corn on the Cob Hip2SaveThis method is so easy and works great! Sometimes, I buy fresh corn and it sits in the fridge because I’m too busy to make it, but there’s no excuse now! This is a great tip if you need a quick side dish at dinnertime. Do you have any kitchen tips for cooking corn that work for you?

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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Comments 13

  1. Edy

    Whoow didn’t know about this one!! I’m Hispanic and my husband Caucasian ! I will cut the ends of the corn take husk and boil them! Or I shave all the corn and boil it and put in freezer bags and when the girls want corn just defrost and eat with mayo and chili power and cheese !!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yum! I was in Mexico recently and couldn’t get enough of corn served that way-SO GOOD. 😀

  2. Chick106

    I just put the ears directly on the oven rack 20min @ 375
    Let them cool a bit then peel the husks off super easily and enjoy!

  3. browniesmomma

    This actually DOES work!! Started doing it this way end of last summer & this year too. Hubby takes it out & cuts off the ends for me cuz it is very hot… But he said the other day, “why did we do it the hard way for all these years?” Comes out perfect. Just a few hairs on it to pick off, but it is the best!!! I usually get big ears, so I cook them longer, about 6 minutes for 2 ears.

    • browniesmomma

      We actually cook them with the ends on & cut them off after it is cooked. Keeps it all closed up & steams them.

      • justme

        that’s how we cook it also. We just throw them on the grill and turn them frequently with the husks completely on. When they turn brownish is when we remove them. It’s good to let them cool for 10 minutes before we remove the husk as to not get burned.

        • S. Miller

          That is how I do t too, but just in the microwave. Cook half of the time needed, rotate it and finish the cooking time. No fuss at all!

  4. Frecklelily Yeste

    We just leave our corn in the huskes at 3 minutes per ear. Remove from microwave and cut bottom end off and SQUEEZE the corn out (the silk comes with it). Soooo easy!

  5. Kelly J

    Pressure cooker= 4 minutes

  6. Nilo

    I had 2 in the morning. Just put it in the microwave for 3 minutes. Yumm. (I used to boil them but this method is quick and easy)

  7. tipaye

    Thank you!

  8. Jenny

    I’ve been microwaving them as well. The EASIEST way to remove the silk is to use a soft bristle toothbrush. I learned that trick from America’s Test Kitchen.

  9. 💕Yoli💕

    I love them on the grill. Been having them often that way this summer. Just peel down rub some butter and munch on 😋

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