Sunday, June 24, 2012

Easy Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob is a southern staple, but I rarely make it for dinner.  I don't feel like shucking, boiling or grilling it.  It takes way too long for week night dinners...or so I thought.  That was until my mom let me in on a little secret that I'll share with all of you.

You can cook perfect corn in four minutes using your microwave.  I was skeptical, but I tried it and Jared thought I had gone all out.  It's so easy it's stupid and I can't believe I didn't know about it until now.

1.  Place whole cob(s) in microwave, husks and silks still on.
2.  Microwave on high for four minutes.
3.  Remove, with hot pads, and cut about one inch of the cob off from the bottom.
4.  Holding the corn with the hot pads at the top, squeeze until it pops out.  It'll come out perfectly smooth.  All of the strings will even be removed.
5.  Put some butter, salt and pepper on it and you've got corn on the cob without all of the mess.

This is what your silks and husks will look like after the corn is removed.  See all of those strings?


In case you can't tell, I get really excited about food.  It's great to be able to cook healthy foods quickly and have them still taste great.  I hope you'll find this helpful and enjoy more of this summer veggie!

1 comment:

Beth said...

I'm so glad you posted this!! My next shipment of organic veggies has corn on the cob this week so I'll definitely be trying this out!! Tell your Mom thanks for sharing too!! :)