Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer fare - Corn on the Cob

What are some of the things that just say – SUMMER – to you?  As for me there are a few – peaches, watermelon, fresh tomatoes, and a favorite - CORN on the COB!!

There are so many ways to cook it too. I just learned how to microwave it in the husk. I was very skeptical at first, but now.... I’m singing a different tune.

This method is super for when you need to cook just a few ears for dinner.

Cut the corn on the wide, stalk end of the ear.  Cut into the bottom row of kernels in order to free the cob from the husk after nuking.

Place corn, still in the husk, on a microwave safe plate and cook for four minutes in the microwave.

When the time is up, remove the corn.  ** Use an oven glove or dish towel because this corn is HOT!

Using the towel, squeeze the top end of the cob. Apply pressure to release the cob from the husk.  It will slide out and be silk free (or very few). 

Add butter, salt and pepper to taste.

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