Friday, June 29, 2012

Favorite Friday! Corn on the Cob

Missy, here. Since I talked about favorite fruits recently, I thought I'd talk about one of my favorite vegetables today. Fresh corn on the cob.

I was recently with a friend, and she recommended microwaving the corn in the microwave for 3 minutes, then cutting the large end off. She said the corn will slide right out, clean of all the silks. Well, I decided to try that yesterday. I also decided to go ahead and cook it in the microwave to save time. I found this video to show me how.

Isn't he cute? :) And, yes, it was that easy! At least for one of my ears. One of them didn't come out, so I had to peel off the husk. It may have been because the silks at the top had been trimmed off at the grocery store, so it was difficult to have anything to grab on to. Plus, I had let it cool some (while cutting up the other vegetables), so maybe that made it more difficult. The one that worked, though, came out totally clean!

So I put two ears in the microwave on high for 6 minutes (my microwave is really high powered).

Trimmed off the end. It took two cuts to get the corn to start sliding out. I had to squeeze from the skinny end to get it to come out.

And voila!

Here's the one I struggled with. Had to peel it open. Silks came off easier than raw corn, though.

We also had some of my other favorite veggies roasted in the oven. I shared this cooking method before (click here). So a vegetarian dinner for the Tippens!

If you try this trick with the corn, let us know how it worked for you! Do you have any other tricks of the kitchen?


  1. Veggie dinner! Oh, happy day! I love roasted and grilled veggies. They're just so stinkin' good!

    Missy, the corn can't taste good, does it? I can't even imagine nuking corn... But it's interesting to find a way to get those silks off! When my guys peel corn, they leave half of it on. The corn silks. Dorks. I think they do it on purpose just so we won't ask them to do it again. Men are such... men!

    I must try this, young Grasshopper Tippens. I would have never thunk of it!

  2. Missy, I had the same question as Ruthy. How did it taste?

    Of course by the time I got done loading butter on you probably couldn't tell the difference.

    Ruthy, how's Xavier today?

  3. Super authentic preparation this is :)

  4. Oh -- wait a minute -- I thought this was just a way to remove the silk easily not cook it. You mean it's cooked too? Not just saving husking time?

    Love the idea of grilled veggies for dinner. I have a little indoor grill that I think I'll take out this weekend since it's going to be hot again. I see grilled veggies and salads in my future...and maybe a panini withe some grilled veggies and cheese, of course -- in my future. :-)

  5. Ruthy and Mary, it wasn't as good as grilled. But it was definitely as good as boiled corn. Of course, like Mary said, I had loaded it with butter and salt! :)

    Kav, the friend who told me about it uses it just to clean the corn. She microwaves for 3 minutes. But I decided to go ahead and just cook it that way so I didn't have to wait for a pot of water to boil. I nuked it 6 minutes.

    Veggies and cheese sounds good, Kav! Anything and cheese sounds good to me. :)

  6. Love corn on the cob (or "roastin' ears") as we used to call them.

    Love the grilled or roasted veggies...

    When I roast veggies, I throw some whole garlic cloves in with them. The garlic gets all soft and mushy...just right for spreading on a baguette.

  7. Oh, Jan, I never thought of that! Yummo!

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