Fresh corn on the cob is always such a yummy treat during the summer. That being said, it’s not so much fun to peel and de-silk the corn before you cook it. It’s always great if you can throw it on the grill too, but that’s not always an option either. This is a little trick my mom told me about a few years ago. It’s fast and easy and makes preparing fresh corn a much more pleasant experience! Plus you don’t have to turn your stove top on and boil water when it’s a hot, hot afternoon!!
- 4 ears of fresh corn still in husk (or as many as you need to feed your family)
- Leave the corn in it’s husk and place entire ear(s) of corn in the microwave in a single layer. I always make sure they can turn on the turn table with out banging on the walls.
- Heat for 4 minutes per ear of corn. 4 ears = 16 minutes, 3 ears = 12 minutes, etc.
- Once done, remove the corn from the microwave, leave it in the husk and put it on a cutting board.
- Using a strong sharp knife, cut off the end of the ear that connected it to the stalk. Cut through the husk and all.
- Pick the ear up by the silk end (corn will be hot, I use a hot pad) and squeeze the corn out of it. Squeeze it out the same way you would squeeze a freeze pop out of the plastic tube. The corn will push out and leave all the silk inside the husk.
- Season however you prefer and serve while hot.