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Janet H 07-11-2014 04:39 PM

Corn on the Cob | microwave miracle
I'm sure this has been posted here before but with Corn season in full swing I thought it was worth reposting. Here's a really quick and easy way to cook and perfectly shuck corn - no silk on your ears!

Microwave your ear for between 3 and 4 minutes (depending on your oven), then slice off the stalk end and pull the entire shuck, leaves, silk and all right off the top. Perfectly clean corn!



Dawgluver 07-11-2014 05:01 PM

I'm looking forward to doing this! :yum:

roadfix 07-11-2014 05:18 PM

I'm gonna impress my wife with this trick tonight! Watch.

Aunt Bea 07-11-2014 05:30 PM

I'm gonna give that a try next time I go to the farmers market and buy my one ear of corn.

Those poor farmers hate to see me coming! :ermm::ohmy::lol:

FrankZ 07-11-2014 05:54 PM

Someone I know was just talking about this trick a couple nights ago. Haven't had a chance to try it yet.

Andy M. 07-11-2014 06:07 PM

Thanks for the reminder Janet. I'll have to try that.

Somebunny 07-11-2014 06:39 PM

Just saw this on Facebook. They nuked for 4 minutes. I have to say ever 3 minutes seems like a long time, so I'm looking forward to hearing how it works from those of yu who try it ;)

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roadfix 07-11-2014 06:48 PM

So, is the corn fully cooked at this point? Can I toss it on the grill to add char?

bakechef 07-11-2014 06:49 PM

I've used this method for a while and it is great.

It is cooked, but I see no problem putting it on a nice hot grill for some char.

Zagut 07-11-2014 08:02 PM

The method works well.

But I still prefer to shuck and steam or boil fresh corn.

Call me old fashioned or stubborn but it's the way I prefer and any silk left after shucking comes off easily. Any silk on the ear should be seen as natures dental floss. :wink:

For me the most important aspect is that the corn be fresh picked so that it's consumed before the sugars degrade into starch. :yum:

I set a 12 hour limit from harvest to pot but you have to trust your vendor. So far the road side stands around here haven't disappointed me in there honesty. :smile:

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