Microwave Corn in Husks

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Microwave corn on the cob in the husks, and the corn will steam in its own moisture. The husks and silk are then easier to remove.
corn on the cob in husks
1. Leave corn in the husks (or remove just the soiled outermost husks) and place on a microwave-safe plate or paper towel. Turn ears over and rearrange after 1/2 cooking time (see cooking time chart below).

Microwave cooking time:

1 ear - 1 1/2 minutes
2 ears - 3 to 4 minutes
3 ears - 5 to 6 minutes
4 ears - 7 to 8 minutes
6 ears - 8 to 9 minutes.
2. Let stand 5 minutes.  Use a mitt to hold the ear of corn, and remove husks and silk. (I found the husks and silk come off even easier then when the ears are cold.) 

Hint: Do the husking outdoors so that stray bits of silk don't wind up floating about your kitchen.  Put the husks in the compost pile.... or make corn husk stock (see http://wegottaeat.com/blackbirdpies/recipes/corn-husk-stock)  or if there are kids about,  make corn husk dolls! 

Sprinkle some brewer's yeast on the corn for a nice flavor.

Made 22-July-2010.


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