Sunday, June 6, 2010

Manic Monday: Corn on the Cob

I don't typically like the microwave. I use it for a few things like sanitizing bottles and pacifiers, warming water or milk for hot drinks or sanitizing the kitchen sponge. I do not typically cook or even reheat food in the microwave. There are some things that I will reheat in the micro, like soups, but mostly things get reheated on the stovetop, oven or toaster oven. With that said, when I first saw Dirk's mom microwave her corn on the cob I was so skeptical. I never microwave fresh food. I pictured mushy, sticky corn on the cob, which is absolutely disgusting. When I opened up my corn on the cob, I was pleasantly surprised to find the corn cooked to perfection in a total of 4 minutes. Awesome!

Here's how you do it:
  1. Husk the corn
  2. Rinse the corn off, removing all of the little stringy hairs
  3. DO NOT DRY OFF THE CORN! You don't want it soaking wet but you do want some moisture to help steam it. I always rinse it and then shake it a little bit so that it's not dripping wet.
  4. Wrap the corn cob in saran wrap.
  5. Microwave 2 minutes, turn the corn and microwave another two minutes.
  6. Let sit for a few minutes
  7. Peel off the saran wrap and Voila! Perfectly cooked corn on the cob.

The only downside to this method is that you are microwaving plastic and I know a lot of people frown on that. If you use the actual Saran Wrap it has been formulated to not have any of the chemicals which cause dioxin to be released. Just thought I should throw that in.

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