Sunday, September 22, 2013

How to remove corn from the husk and cook it all at once!

Ok, so I found this tip on Pinterest and it totally works! It's amazing! Start by removing a few layers of the outside husks if there is dirt on them. Next, cut off the base of the corn just above where the husks are connected and the kernels start.  Place a moist paper towel on the base of your microwave (or on the carousel), and put your corn on top.

Then, cook the corn based on the following times:
  • 1 ear  --> 2 minutes
  • 2 ears --> 3-4 minutes
  • 3 ears --> 5-6 minutes
  • 4 ears --> 7-8 minutes
  • 6 ears --> 8-9 minutes
Once the corn has cooked, let it sit for about 2 minutes to let it cool so you can touch it.  Be careful not to let it sit too long or the silk will start to stick to the kernels. Simply grab the opposite end of the ear from where you cut, and squeeze the corn out! It should slide right out leaving the silk in the husk! Easy as pie!

It should come out looking something like this! I promise I didn't pick all of the silk off before taking this picture!

Bonus round: If you aren't planning on eating the corn on the cob here is a tip for getting the corn off of the cob without spilling corn all over the counter...and floor!

Place one bowl upside down in another bowl. Put one end of the corn on top of the upside down bowl and with a knife, cut down wards.

The second bowl will collect all of the kernels and nothing will end up on the floor! Vualá!

I found the microwave tip pinned from this blog:

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