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.
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?