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Monday, June 18, 2012

Easiest Corn on the Cob

Do you love corn on the cob, but hate shucking it?  Me too!

We tried out this technique last night and it worked great, so I wanted to share. 

Put your corn, husk and all, in the microwave for 4 minutes.

Remove it with a hot pad (seeing mine in the photo makes me realized it's in pretty bad shape :) Cut off the bottom end of the corn.


Squeeze the cob out of the husk, and it will be nearly silk free!

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There were a few pieces to pull off still, but so much easier and faster than doing it first.  Now just add your butter, salt and pepper and it's ready to eat!


Have you tried this before?  What's your favorite way to eat corn?

And if you're feeling more crafty than hungry today, visit Flats to Flip Flops to see my fluffy flower headband (made from an old shirt and sheet fabric!)


 
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30 comments:

  1. Cool! Is the corn ready to be eaten, or do you still need to cook it?

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    1. Yes, it's all cooked and ready to eat (with lots of butter, salt and pepper of course!) I'll add that to the post.

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  2. OK, I'm going to try that tonight, getting all the silk off is so annoying and my kids hate getting it stuck in their teeth!

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  3. I have never tried this before but think I might really soon! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Yowza! I grew up in Iowa, the tall corn state, and I have never heard of this before! I'll have to give it a try:)

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  5. Years of my life, wasted. Lol, I grew up in Iowa too so I spent many a days with buckets full of corn shucking it. Wish my parents would have known about this!

    Visiting from Whimsically Homemade!

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  6. so yeah, i will def be trying this ASAP! thanks for the tip

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  7. That is so clever! I will definitely be trying this next time we get corn!

    Best wishes for a great week!
    Natasha in Oz

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  8. We will certainly be trying this out this summer!
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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  9. Genius! I will be trying this!!

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  10. How many ears can you put in at once for only 4 mins?

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    1. I did two, and they came out perfectly (we thought!)
      I'm guessing you could do up to 4...but you could always cut the end off of one and test some of the kernels, then if they were still too hard, set it for another minute. Our kids don't like it (yet) so we had no need to do more than 2. Try it out, and let me know :)

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  11. What a great idea - we will definitely give this a try next time we grill corn. I must admit, I wait all year for that one week during the state fair when I can get corn on the cob. It's nothing fancy (butter, salt, pepper), but it is truly my favorite.

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  12. I've never heard this trick before - shall have to try it!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  13. What a fabulous tip! We will definitely be trying this in the summer! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I'll be sharing this on my Facebook page. Enjoy the rest of your week!
    Jenn :)

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  14. We just tried this tonight and it works wonderfully!!! I will be sharing on Facebook. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  15. This look so easy - how come I didn't know it!! I tried to convince my four-year-old that shucking corn was a fun project . .. she didn't buy it. We will definitely try this out next time we have fresh corn!

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  16. Thank you or the tip!!! I am going to have to try this!! As I am a city girl who is now living in Iowa. I am going to have to learn how to cook corn!!!! Love the blog. now following. visit me sometime!

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  17. Seriously!? I had no clue that you could do that! Great idea! Thank you for sharing this recipe at our Summer BBQ Bash!

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  18. I can't wait to try this! Thanks for the tip and thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  19. This is a great tip! Who knew?! Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you again! -The Sisters

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  20. Whhhhhaaattt??? Can't believe I didn't know about this ... I hardly ever make corn on the cob because I hate all the silk and mess! Brilliant! Thanks for sharing this at the {what's shakin' link party}!!

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  21. Ooh, awesome! We make corn on the cob lots in the summer. This will be so helpful! Featuring this Saturday at a Pinteresting Party! I'd love for you to stop by again. :)

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    1. The best way to eat corn. love it this way. So easy

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  22. I microwave the corn, I think about 5 minutes. Also cut the bottom off. I have been able to hold it by the silk end above a plate and the cob slides out on its own, clean. Makes you feel crafty :)

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  23. Hi Steph, just wanted you to know that I posted a link on my blog to show your "shucking" tutorial!

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  24. That is so easy! I am going to try cooking mine this way next time we have corn.

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  25. We microwave it by cutting bottom off and than little bit off top and microwave for 2 minutes and that works really well to.

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