This is a quick tip that I wish I had discovered a while ago! You can make wonderful, moist, and perfectly cooked corn on the cob in just a few minutes by doing the following:
1. Cut the stem of the stalk off so it will fit and rotate/spin around on a plate in your microwave.
2. Stack as many stalks as you want to cook on a plate. I made seven. Cook on high for 5 minutes. Add one additional minute for each stalk after 4. For example, for anywhere between one and four stalks of corn you would cook them for 5 minutes. 5 stalks for 6 minutes, 7 stalks for 8 minutes, etc.
3. When they are finished cooking, use a glove to hold the hot corn and cut the ends of the stalk off (about 1/2 inch from the bottom).
4. Slide the husk off of the corn.
You may need to squeeze and pull a little, some husks slide right off and some need a little encouragement.
And you don’t have to pick the hair/strings off of the cob because they just slide off with the husk!
I wasn’t sure how the quality would be, but I was more than impressed! The husk keeps the cob nice and moist while it cooks. It was moist, crisp, and delicious!
5. Serve warm with butter and salt.
In the time it would have taken you to get out a pot of water and get it boiling, cooking this way, the corn would be shucked, cooked, and ready to eat!
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What a cool trick Anita! I love corn, and yes with butter (and I add some salt too lol). I grew up eating the stuff and it’s always a good snack or side to have.
Pale Blue Corner says
I used many times to cook the corn in the microwave, but your trick of sliding the husk off of the corn is new to me, and it is a very good idea. I allways hated to pick all those litte hairs, so thanks 🙂
Anita Fowler says
I’m glad this helped you! Thanks for stopping by!