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02 July, 2012

Easiest...and Best...Corn on the Cob Ever!

I don’t know about you, but with the Fourth of July landing in the middle of a heat wave this year, I need to stay out of the hot kitchen while cooking for my family! Sooo…I thought I would share with you this super easy and super cool way to prepare one of my favorites…corn on the cob! And I promise…once you’ve had it this way, you will never do it any other way!

corn A trip trip to my favorite produce stand in the North Georgia mountains netted me some fabulously fresh white corn…yum! I left it in the husks so that I could prepare it my new favorite way…in the microwave! Yes…husks and all!  It’s super easy! Just put a wet paper towel in the bottom of your microwave and add the corn. I microwave two ears at a time for a total of five minutes, stopping to turn them over half way through. Here’s a chart if you want to do more, but I found that a little additional time needs to be added. When they are done, just wrap them in a kitchen towel for five minutes and then remove the husks and silks. And that’s it!

corn on the patio The husks keep the corn really fresh tasting as it cooks in its own natural moisture and the husks and silks are actually easier to remove once they have been cooked. Then just add butter and salt and pepper...yummy!

kitty Miss Kitty and the rest of the staff would like to wish you all a Happy Fourth of July! It’s hot out there, so take a cue from our own Miss Kitty and find somewhere cool and shady to relax! I know that’s what I will be doing!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my easy peasy corn on the cob! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
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Michael Lee at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday
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See you next time! A la prochaine!

36 comments:

  1. What? Husks and all?? Well, I'm whining like a big old baby because I've already shucked some for dinner this evening. I will definitely try this next time, and what a great way to have corn on the cob for 1 or two when you don't want to drag out a pot.

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  2. I have heard of doing it this way before. I will have to try it when our corn comes in. I bet I know where you went. Have a great week.

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  3. I do my corn the same way. It's so good, having some for dinner tonight!!

    Did you happen to go to Jaemor Farms? If so, you were about 15 minutes from me! Hubby and I go once a week, buy our fresh veggies and have a homemade ice cream while we are there.

    Happy 4th~

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  4. Hey! That sounds GREAT! I have been doing my own corn in the mic for a couple of years but have NEVER done it with the husks on- I am soooo going to try this for the 4th. We have a group coming. So, if I prepare it early how do I keep it warm while the other ears are cooking? If I do two at a time and need 24 that is about an hour of microwave time. Have you ever done that many ahead? xo Diana

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  5. Hi Diana! No, I have never done that many ahead. There's a chart for more on the post that goes up to six at a time for 8 to 9 minutes, but I would still add a couple of minutes for that. Wonder if you wrapped them in aluminum foil and put them in a 200 degree oven would work to keep them warm? So glad you like the idea! Happy 4th...hugs...Debbie

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  6. Deb,
    Who Knew?! That is a great idea. I love fresh sweet corn and we have an abundance of Farm stands around here!! I need to go and buy some and try this, Thanks for the heads-up!
    Happy Monday,
    Kathysue

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  7. Debbie I agree this is the best way to do corn on the cob!! Easy and it tastes wonderful. Now I'm going to have to get some corn for dinner! Hugs, Linda

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  8. What a quick and easy way to cook corn. I never would have thought to cook it in the microwave with husks and all. I'm your newest follower.

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  9. I keep hearing about this but haven't tried it yet. Guess you've convinced me! Linda

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  10. Debbie, what a great idea! The days have been nice and sunny lately and this trick will come in handy. BTW I love your little sale and pepper shakers.

    xo, Bonnie

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  11. Debbie, I got an e-mail about this a month ago and I've done my fresh corn on the cob this way twice so far. It works wonderful. The video on YouTube said to cook each ear for 4 minutes, i.e., 2 ears = 8 min, 4 ears = 12 mins and so on. I have found the time is perfect. I don't use the damp paper towel or wrap the ears in a dish towel. After removing from the microwave I cut both ends off of the ears and the cob slid right out with out a single silk thread left.
    Your pictures are beautiful! Vikki in Virginia

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  12. Oh I fix mine this way too. It really is sooooooo good. We have a field of corn just a block away, can't wait for them to set their stand up. Hugs, Marty

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  13. Will give this a try. We love corn on the cob! Happy 4th of July to you and your staff and those cute grands. ~ Sarah

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  14. I've cooked mine that way for years...and it is by far the simplest and the best way in my opinion too! Have a happy 4th and keep those kitties indoors safe from fire crackers that day!

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  15. I've never heard of this! I'm going to try it! I ♥ corn on the cobb!

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  16. I've husked it and cooked it in the microwave for years. It's so good this way, and soooo much cooler!

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  17. I've heard it tastes wonderful cooked this way, but haven't tried it yet. It is now on my "to do" list. I love some corn on the cob!
    oooh and I have a Mr Kitty ;)

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  18. oh yum. We have been eating a lot of corn. I got 14 ears at the market last week for the four of us. = )


    Also, I wanted to let you know that I featured your Stocking Pillow in my "Christmas in July" series! It's so cute!

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  19. Ha, you beat me to it! I have almost the same thing scheduled for my Tipsy Tuesday tomorrow! Who knew it could be so easy?! :)

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  20. I saw on Pinterest (and have tried it a couple times) that you can also do it in a 350 degree oven with the silks and husks. Takes about 30 - 40 minutes - might work if you have several to do and have a bit more time. The silks/husks come off like a charm. I love your blog, thanks for the weekly inspiration.

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  21. Debbie,
    This sounds way too easy to be true...but if you say so...I'll give it a try. Fourth of July sounds like a perfect time to try it out! Happy Fourth of July to you and all the Staff!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  22. That's a great tip Debbie! We just had corn yesterday, loved it! Happy 4th of July Week-enjoy:@)

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  23. YUM, my favorite summer food! Our corn crop here in Michigan is suffering because of the extreme heat. If we get any corn this year I'll be sure to give this. Try! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Wow, that is my kind of cooking Debbie!!...the corn looks beautiful and the setting even more gorgeous!

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  25. Debbie, I had forgotten all about making corn on the cob in the microwave. Thanks for the reminder and chart...gosh that looks sooo good.Thank goodness it was cooler today. I'm off to the store for corn tomorrow.

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  26. We are a few weeks away from local corn but I'm counting the days! We like to grill ours but will have to give your method a try. Happy 4th, Laura

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  27. Oh my gosh! How did I not know this trick? Cannot wait to try it on our Silver Queen corn!! Thanks!

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  28. I've heard the microwave does a great job. Looks delicious, especially with the melting butter!
    Have a very happy 4 of July.

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  29. that's what I will be doing tomorrow. thanks for the tip. quick and easy is my favorite!

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  30. Great idea. So much faster than waiting for a huge pot of water to boil! Have a great 4th and stay cool!

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  31. Thank you for sharing this great idea at Potpourri Friday!

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  32. I love cooking corn in the microwave. Easy, peasy....

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  33. Your pictures look so great! It is seriously the prettiest corn on the cob I have ever seen. LOL! Newest GFC follower. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can.

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  34. Quick and easy works for me. The corn looks yummy.

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  35. I don't ever shuck our corn. I soak it in a deep pan of water, drain and then throw it right on the grill. It's delicious! I've never tried it in the microwave, I may have to do that. Your pictures are gorgeous :-)

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  36. I fix my corn in the microwave, but I cut the stalk end off just to the kernels, then when it's done, grab the silks end and squeeze gently and the ear slides out, sans silks!! Try wrapping them in a bath towel BEFORE shucking them to stay hot if you have more to cook.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie