Summer is here which means corn on the cob will be on our dinner table a lot the next few weeks. We love fresh corn picked from our garden or purchased at the farmers market. But shucking the corn takes time and my kids hate to do it. Getting all the corn silk off can be time consuming as well.
Did you know you can both shuck and cook the corn in 3 minutes …. YES in just 3 easy steps you can have cooked corn on the cob ready to eat.
FIRST step ~ take a sharp knife and chop the end of the cob off. You want to cut just above the first row of kernels. Don’t cut the end that has silk coming out you want to cut the bottom end. Make sure it is above the first row of corn or it will not work.Second step~ Place the corn (that you just cut the end off) in the microwave. Cook for 3 minutes on high heat. Depending on your microwave you might have to cook it longer or shorter.Third Step ~ pick up the corn with a towel or dish cloth. Watch out the corn will be HOT. Hold the top of the corn (part with the silk) firmly with the towel ans squeeze downward. Give it a little shake, as you squeeze the husk the corn will slide right out of the husk and all the silk will stay in the husk. You are left with a perfectly cooked cob of corn, ready to cover with butter and eat :).
I assume the same concept would work if you boiled or grilled the corn, but I have not tried it. This method is perfect for grabbing a quick bite to eat without heating up your kitchen. Cooked and on the plate ready to eat in 3 minutes, such an awesome trick!!!
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