Two-minute Corn on the Cob
1 to 3 ears of corn, unshucked
Place the unshucked corn ears in a bowl or shallow dish. Lay a piece of microwave-safe plastic wrap cross the top of the bowl. Microwave the covered bowl for two minutes per ear. You can multiply this by up to three ears. If you do three at a time in the microwave, you’ll want to shuffle the ears around in the bowl at the halfway mark (three minutes) for good measure. But for one or two cobs you don’t even have to do anything other than push the button on the microwave and walk away!
Once the microwave has stopped, be sure to remove the dish and plastic wrap while wearing an oven mitt or other protection. That steam is HOT.
Still wearing oven mitts, separate the shuck layers slightly on the pointed end of the ear. Grasp the exposed point of corn and pull gently. The layers of shuck and fibers will practically fall right off without any effort.
Gather the still-attached mess of shuck and fiber down around the stem end of the corn and twist quickly to remove the entire bunch of waste in one piece!
If you’re not serving the corn for a few minutes, you can leave it in the shuck until right before it’s served. It will hold in that heat really well, which is a good thing, but remember to put those oven mitts back on before you start shucking!