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Friday, June 8, 2012

Fresh Corn-on-the-cob in less than 5 minutes

    Recently, I learned of a way to make fresh corn-on-the-cob easily.  I don't know about you but I love corn-on-the-cob but rarely eat it fresh because it is a pain in the caboose to cook.  I have always hated peeling off the husk and then those bloody silks!  It took forever to get them off.  Then you have to boil them forever (or so it seems).  That is why I was thrilled to learn that you could cook the corn (in the husk) in the microwave.
    Believe me, I was skeptical but not anymore.  It works.  Here is how it is done!

    Take your fresh ear of corn and lay it on a plate.  
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Now take a wet paper towel and place it over the ear of corn.
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Now place it in the microwave for 4 1/2 minutes.
Remove the plate and start pulling back the husk.  The husk will just peel away very easily and the silks fall off in clumps.  (Gotta love this!)
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Now here is the corn ready to eat!  The corn steams itself inside the husk.  Tastes delicious and ready to eat in under 5 minutes!
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   Another friend told me that they heard you could cook your corn on the cob in the husk in a big ice chest but I researched this and do NOT recommend this.  Ice chests are made to keep things cool.  With extreme heat (like boiling water), the plastics inside the ice chest can start to break down and leak potentially dangerous chemicals into your corn.  I am not willing to take that chance.  

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23 comments:

  1. Oh, my yumminess. How perfect for summer.

    Aloha,
    Following ya from the Friday HOp. We're riding the wave of life and today 'cause it's Friday all day long we're hosting the ALoha Friday HOP... come join us if you please.

    xo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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    1. Nicole, I can't wait to do this with our own homegrown corn. Ours is not ready yet so I have been buying it from the local supermarket for 4 ears for $1.00.
      Thank you for letting me know about your blog. I love it and have added my blog to your blog hop. How fun!
      Hugs,
      Melody

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  2. Wow - great idea! I love quick when it comes to dinner!
    I'm a new follower from Aloha hop...love meeting new friends!
    Huge green hugs,
    Pat

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    1. Pat, thank you for stopping by. I truly appreciate it. The Aloha hop is wonderful, isn't it? Going to go again this evening and follow some great blogs!

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  3. The corn looks delicious! I can't wait till it's ready here in Michigan:) Following you from a blog hop and hope you will please follow me too:)

    http://kngmckellar-glorias.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Gloria. Heading to your blog now~

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  4. Hey there! I found you via the friday hop and just added myself to your followers! Maybe you could follow back? :) Also I wanted to invite you to come enter a huge Steve Madden giveaway I'm having right now!!
    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much lady!
    Emily

    http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/06/steve-madden-giveaway.html

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    1. Emily, I went and followed you. Thanks so much. I love the Friday hop. You get to meet some great people!

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  5. you are invited to follow my blog

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    1. Steve, thank you. I went and followed you on your blog!

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  6. I write and maintain a blog which I have entitled “Accordingtothebook” and I’d like to invite you to follow it. I’m your newest follower.

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    1. Thank you for following me (I returned the favor) and for letting me know about your great blog.

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  7. Love shortcuts! Thanks for sharing...aloha from the local sugar blog hop!

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  8. I saw a video on YouTube about making corn in the microwave and gave it a try. It was pretty impressive, but just a tad dry, so I'm thrilled to see that you've solved the problem with the paper towel! I'm going to have to go out and grab some corn today so I can give it a try!

    Following back,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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    1. Jenn, thanks for stopping by and for being a great hostess of a fun blog hop. Let me know what you think of this once you try it out. This corn is amazingly sweet and juicy!

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  9. I haven't tried the microwave. We leave our corn in the husks and cook it on the grill. You can do the same thing in the coals if you have a campfire going. The outside layer gets a little char in places, but the inside turns out perfect!

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    1. Melissa, I love grilled corn myself. I just like having other options and I love the speed of it. Thank you for stopping by.
      Melody

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  10. This is so great!! Thanks for sharing! I think I heard about this awhile back, but forgot about it. :) I love fresh corn on the cob, too. :)

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  11. Neat idea! I also heard you could cook the entire thing in the oven. Source of course is pinterest! Thanks for linking up at The Alabaster Jar!

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    1. Jolene,
      I am sure you can but not sure if it is as quick or not. Always enjoy linking up with you...
      Melody

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  12. My mom JUST told me about this a couple weeks ago! She couldn't believe how easy it was, and neither could I. And it tastes sooo wonderful all hot and steaming out the microwave.

    Thanks for sharing at Tiny Tip Tuesday!

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    1. Sarah, great minds think alike! Thanks for stopping by!
      Melody

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