WATCH: You’ve Been Cooking and Cleaning Your Corn Wrong

The team at Bobby Flay’s blog have discovered an easier and more efficient way to cook corn on the cob

When trying this trick, we were only slightly concerned that we’d end up with a microwave full of popcorn.

Put away the pot of boiling water or the grill, and rest your fingers from hours of shucking. It seems that we’ve been cooking and cleaning corn wrong our whole lives. Just check out this video from the B-Team at Bobby Flay’s blog that shows you that all you need to cook corn on the cob just right is a microwave.

According to the video, all you have to do is microwave an ear of in-husk of corn for four minutes. Then, when it’s piping hot, take it out and cut off the last few inches on one end and shake upside-down. Your corn should come out cleanly from the husk in one piece, completely cooked. Bobby Flay’s team isn’t actually the first to come up with this neat trick, and some how-to videos suggest nuking the corn for only three minutes, but it probably depends on the power of your microwave.

Want to spice up your corn on the cob? Check out The Daily Meal’s recipes for Curried Corn on the Cob and Spicy Cilantro Corn on the Cob.

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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi