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Old 06-17-2015, 04:12 PM   #1
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Microwave Corn on the Cob

Has anyone else tried this?

It works, although I used 3.5-4.0 minutes with my microwave. Clean-up is a snap. No mess, no wayward silk all over the house.
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:20 PM   #2
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Microwave Corn on the Cob

I did this last summer, it really works! I squeezed instead of shaking.
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I seem to remember doing this and having a few threads of silk left on the corn.
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:04 PM   #4
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Works fantastic - I use 3.5 minutes per ear. Make sure that when you cut the end off that you get past the shoulder and include some of the kernels so that when you push it out it goes out smooth and that cleans out all the silk.
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I did 2 ears (one at a time) the other day for lunch. I worked slick as can be. I found one small piece if silk on one of the ears.

It may be a little awkward if you have to do multiple ears. For that I would use the oven or the grill.
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:38 PM   #6
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I haven't tried this yet, but I sure will!
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Old 06-17-2015, 08:45 PM   #7
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Make sure you grab all of the silk firmly. Each strand of silk is attached to one kernel of corn. When you shake the ear loose, your firm hold on the silk will make sure it all comes off the kernels. Spent two summers of my youth prepping veggies for the canner. Used to sit outside under the crab apple tree with 50# bags of corn right in from the field surrounding me.
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Yes, This is precisely how I made corn on the cob for dinner tonight. Works great.

I grill corn with the husks on too. Remove husks and silks the same way when done. I usually grill corn about 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes until it works its way around to the beginning again.

In either way, I do not soak the ears of corn in water before cooking as some methods suggest.
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I'm going to have to give this a try. I haven't found shucking the corn to be any effort, as my wife does it . I think she'll appreciate this tip.

I thought soaking the corn before grilling was to prevent the husks from catching on fire. I've never tried grilling without soaking, but I can see how the flavor would probably be a little different.
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...I thought soaking the corn before grilling was to prevent the husks from catching on fire. I've never tried grilling without soaking, but I can see how the flavor would probably be a little different.

For grilling corn, I've seen instructions to soak the corn husk, not soak the corn husk and to peel off the husk before grilling. So your guess is as good as mine.
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... I thought soaking the corn before grilling was to prevent the husks from catching on fire. I've never tried grilling without soaking, but I can see how the flavor would probably be a little different.
I thought it was so that the corn would steam inside the husk. That's what my dad told me anyway Now I sometimes grill it without the husk to get nice char marks and flavor on the kernels.
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That is a very useful video. Thanks Andy!
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I thought it was so that the corn would steam inside the husk. That's what my dad told me anyway Now I sometimes grill it without the husk to get nice char marks and flavor on the kernels.

Using the microwave method without soaking results in hot, moist steamed corn.
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Using the microwave method without soaking results in hot, moist steamed corn.
Yup, I've done that, too.
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Yup, I've done that, too.

My point was you don't need to soak corn to provide moisture for steaming. The corn's internal moisture does the trick.
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I did 2 ears (one at a time) the other day for lunch. I worked slick as can be. I found one small piece if silk on one of the ears.
That was to floss your teeth with when you were finished eating.
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How does Microwave corn taste compared to boiled corn?
Delicious!
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How does Microwave corn taste compared to boiled corn?
The same
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