I thought I got this idea from Cris over at Goodeness Gracious, but searched her blog over & couldn't find the directions. Then I thought maybe it came from Life As A Mom or Money Saving Mom, but couldn't find it there either. SO, if it came from you & I'm not giving you credit, then please accept my apology in advance. I swear I'm not stealing your idea, it's just my memory must be going...haha!
Anyway, WHOEVER gave me this idea is a genius! The worst part of corn-on-the-cob for me is the waiting on the water to boil part. This technique completely eliminates that issue as well as doesn't require the use of a big kitchen pot.
(For my family of 3 I started with 3 ears which fit perfectly in my microwave.)
I microwave my 3 ears for 3 minutes, flip the ears over, & cook for another 3 minutes. You'll have to adjust the time for your # of ears, but on average I think about 1 min. per ear & then flip & go 1 min. per ear again seems a reasonable place to start.
Although I did read where someone put there's in for like 5+ min. & caught the corn silks on fire...so you might want to keep an eye on it until you get your timing perfected ;)
CAREFULLY remove ears. (They will be SUPER hot to the touch). I let mine lay for a few minutes until they are cool enough to handle. Then shuck the ears in the sink so the mess is contained & serve. The silks & shucks will pull away easily & you can cut off the ends of the ear if you want/need to. After your meal the husks & silk are cooled & I just through the mess into the trash & clean up my sink.
The ears can be left in the husks & wrapped in a clean towel or aluminum foil or shucked & wrapped in aluminum foil to keep them warm while you make more or you can shuck & eat them immediately.
This method keeps the moisture in the corn &, I think, produces much better corn on the cob than the old fashion boiling pot method.