How to Make Microwave Corn on the Cob
Easy,Delicious, and Mess Free Corn on the Cob
One of the best things about summer is fresh and buttery corn on the cob! I love to eat it but have never enjoyed cleaning the husks and silks off the cob.
Do you find cleaning corn on the cob to be a real challenge? Do you always have a silk or two that just wants to stick to the corn. That is how it was with me till I found this easy and mess free microwave method to cook the corn in the cob.
Now my ear of corn is done in just 4 minutes and it is completely silk free and ready to eat! Read on to see how you too can to this in just three easy steps.
Corn on the Cob and in the Husk - buy in store or pick from garden
The process is started by using corn on the cob. Don't try to remove any of the husk before cooking.
all photos by mbgphoto
Step One- Microwave Corn - leave husk attached
The first step is easy. You don't need to dirty any dishes or pots and pans, simply put the desired number of ears of corn in the microwave. You will then set your microwave to 4 minutes for each ear of corn.
I have done this for anywhere from 1-4 ears and it has worked great.
Corn on Cob Apron
This colorful apron will be great to wear while preparing a meal for your summertime guests!
Step Two- Cut off end of Corn - use sharp knife
After the corn is finished cooking, remove it from the microwave and put it on a cutting board. You will want to use a sharp knife and make a firm cut through the unopen end of the corn (the opposite side from the husks). Here you need to be careful that you are cutting all the way through the end of the corn so the husks are separated from that end.
photo by mbgphoto
See the Corn End Cut Off
Step Three- Shake out the Corn - this is the fun part
Next you grab the corn by the husk end and give it a couple of shakes. When I made this ear it slipped out with just one shake, but sometimes it takes a couple of shakes to get the corn out.
The corn will slide out of the husks and leave all the silks behind. I was totally amazed out how well this worked!
Easy Clean Up
my favorite feature
Now all you have to do is dispose of the husks. How easy is that!
And of course best of all...enjoy eating your corn!!
Pottery Corn on the Cob Dish - pretty and practical
Do you find an ear of corn taking up too much room on the plate? How about serving it in an individual corn dish. These pottery dishes are especially nice!
Corn on Cob Holders - keep your hands clean
These corn on the cob holders are a great way to eat the corn and keep your hand clean.
Easy Corn Shucking - watch how easy cooking corn can be
Here is the video that caught my interest!