Thursday, July 28, 2011

Microwave Corn on the Cob


Seriously!!

This is how we always fix our fresh corn on the cob.

We learned this 'trick' a long time ago, and continue to think it's the best way to prepare it.

One time, my dear hubby processed a whole bushel of corn on the cob, like this - 4 at a time! - while I was at work...then cut it all off the cobs for the freezer.

Bless his sweet sweet heart!

He just loves it prepared this way.

Can you imagine how surprised that made me?  WOW!!!

This is all you do...

I usually take off a couple/few of the outer layers of husk, and tear off as much of the silk as I can from the outside, but you want several layers of husk left on.

UPDATE: We have now learned that we can lay the corn, with shucks off, on top of a wet paper towel.  Cover with another one and use the same allotment of time.  It turns out juicy and it's easy to do! 

Wet a paper towel and lay it in the bottom of your microwave.  Lay 4 ears on top of the towel.

(Our microwave is 1200 watts, just so you know)

We turn it on high for 4 minutes, turn the corn over on its other side, and then zap it for 4 more minutes.

Let it cool a few minutes. I get a couple of paper towels and wad up in my hand, and then begin to peel the corn holding it by the paper towel.

The silk brushes right off and you'll have some nice juicy ears to enjoy.

(Or a new 'trick' I've learned is to cut the cob off right at the bottom of the ear....shake the ear, and it pops out the bottom with very little silk on it) 


Butter and salt the ears and you're ready to chow down.