Baked or Microwave Corn on the cob

Karla Everett Recipe

By Karla Everett Karla59


A long time ago a old man told me about this technique and I was very skeptical the corn would come out juicy like it does when it was boiled ...Boy was I so wrong !!

Its delicious and so easy to do and you don't have the mess with boiling the corn.
When I want just a few ears of corn , I like to do mine in the micro on a hot evening and my house doesn't get hot from boiling the corn.

When the corn is done the the inner silk just slides off and the corn is so sweet and juicy.

Its very nutritional this way because all the nutreints are not all boiled away.


fresh un-husked corn on the cob

Directions Step-By-Step

For the oven : preheat @ 350° place un-husked corn on the middle oven rack and bake for 15 minutes ;( no need to moisten down the corn) the husk will get shriveled and crisp but the corn will stay juicy in the center.
For the microwave : place 2-3 ears of un-husked corn on the cob in the microwave and set on high level , Cook for 5-8 minutes (depending on how many ears of corn your cooking at one time) ; turning over 1/2 way through cooking time.
To check the corn for doneness : Peel back the husk and see if the corn is tender , if so then remove all husk and silk and enjoy !

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtag: #corn

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TRACY JOYNER tracyann3369
May 12, 2014
As a home grown country girl, I have cooked cleaned and eaten so much corn on the's hard to imagine. Until yesterday I still believed that pulling and shucking a cob straight from the stalk and eating it right there in the row was the best way to prep and eat corn on the cob. This recipe changed my mind.

Last night I was given 6 ears to prep and cook for dinner which was already cooking away on the grill. Geez guys..I'm good but I'm not a miracle worker! HAHA..I guess I am now! I remembered reading this recipe here on JAP..took a minute to look it up, and in 15 min. had it hot and ready BEFORE the burgers came off the grill!

You know it was amazing to have 6 ears of fresh corn hot and ready after 12 the microwave but the shucking was another pleasantly easy step..then the biggest surprise..THEY TASTED BETTER THAN ANY BOILED OR GRILLED COB I HAVE EVER EATEN. 2nd only to fresh from the field I suppose.

I will NEVER cook corn on the cob any other way again!
TRACY JOYNER tracyann3369
May 12, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Karla Everett Karla59
Jul 26, 2013
I prefer the micro cause it's quick and really juicy.. but both ways are good.
Robin Lieneke icook65
Jul 23, 2013
My husband and I are in a bet. I made this in the oven tonight and it was delicious! I say it won't be as good if done in the microwave. He says will be just as good. Do you prefer the taste of one over the other?
Karla Everett Karla59
Dec 5, 2012