This is a quick tip that I wish I had discovered awhile ago! You can make wonderful, moist, and perfectly cooked corn on the cob in just a few minutes by doing the following:
1- Cut the stem of the stalk off so it will fit and rotate/spin around on a plate in your microwave.
2- Stack as many stalks as you want to cook on a plate. I made seven. Cook on high for 5 minutes. Add one additional minute for each stalk after 4. For example, for anywhere between one and four stalks of corn you would cook them for 5 minutes. 5 stalks for 6 minutes, 7 stalks for 8 minutes, etc.
3- When they are finished cooking, use a glove to hold the hot corn and cut the ends of the stalk off (about 1/2 inch from the bottom).
5- Slide the husk off of the corn.
You may need to squeeze and pull a little, some husks slide right off and some need a little encouragement.
And you don’t have to pick the hair/strings off of the cob because they just slide off with the husk!
I wasn’t sure how the quality would be, but I was more than impressed! The husk keeps the cob nice and moist while it cooks. It was moist, crisp, and delicious!
6- Serve warm with butter and salt.
In the time it would have taken you to get out a pot of water and get it boiling, cooking this way, the corn would be shucked, cooked, and ready to eat!