Saturday, August 23, 2014
Yesterday while I was out for my walk, I stopped by the U-pick farm. A neighbor mentioned they were selling freshly picked corn for 25¢ an ear, which is a bargain in this neck of the woods. I grabbed a few for snacking.
Corn is quick and easy to prepare in the microwave if you are just cooking one or two ears. It beats bringing a pot of water to a boil.
1 ear corn, leave the husk on,
but trim the ends (see photo below)
serve with butter and/or salt
The fresher the corn, the less time to microwave is required. I have been giving these freshly picked ears (cooking one at a time) about 3 minutes at the high setting, using a 1000 watt oven (adjust accordingly). You might have to add an extra minute or so if the corn is a few days older. To cook two or three cobs at once, increase the time by 1-3 minutes. You might have to experiment a bit with your oven until you get a feel for it.
Remove the corn from the oven and allow to sit for about 2 minutes. It will be hot.
Carefully peel back the husks and enjoy.
*If you remove the husk and the corn is not cooked enough to your liking, then wrap the cob in a moist paper towel and microwave it a bit longer.