Want perfectly shucked/cooked corn every time? With NO hassle?

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    Jun 17, 2012 3:23 PM GMT


    It fucking really works! Seriously!
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
    I might actually bother buying corn on the cob if this works and tastes good.

    Not having to wash a big ass pot is a major selling point to me.

    But, I've microwaved soil that had corn shuckings as part of the organic matter, and it stunk up the place. I'd remove some of the stringy stuff off the top first.
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:40 PM GMT
    I didn't realize this wasn't known, been doing it for years. Though sometimes I wrap the corn in microwave safe clear plastic wrap, and add a little water inside to create a steaming effect, seems to make the corn a bit more tender.
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidI might actually bother buying corn on the cob if this works and tastes good.

    Not having to wash a big ass pot is a major selling point to me.

    But, I've microwaved soil that had corn shuckings as part of the organic matter, and it stunk up the place. I'd remove some of the stringy stuff off the top first.
    Actually I thought it was kinda weird.. so I tried it yesterday and I'll be damned if it wasnt awesome and 'silk free'! No loss of flavor by boiling!

    The dude is a genius!
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI didn't realize this wasn't known, been doing it for years. Though sometimes I wrap the corn in microwave safe clear plastic wrap, and add a little water inside to create a steaming effect.
    I just threw a couple ears in by themselves.. was awesome!

    I'll be buying a whole lot more corn this summer!
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:46 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidI didn't realize this wasn't known, been doing it for years. Though sometimes I wrap the corn in microwave safe clear plastic wrap, and add a little water inside to create a steaming effect.
    I just threw a couple ears in by themselves.. was awesome!

    I'll be buying a whole lot more corn this summer!

    We also bake our potatoes in the microwave. Punch a few holes in the skin with a fork, then wrap them individually in paper towels. Cooking time varies by number & size, but you want them to feel a bit soft, not mushy, 8 or 9 minutes usually works for 2 medium sized.

    Take them out, remove the paper towels and wrap them tightly in aluminum foil for 10-15 minutes, then serve. This method was printed on a bag of potatoes I once bought.
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    meh, grilled elote's the only way 2 go.
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    TropicalMark said
    Art_Deco saidI didn't realize this wasn't known, been doing it for years. Though sometimes I wrap the corn in microwave safe clear plastic wrap, and add a little water inside to create a steaming effect.
    I just threw a couple ears in by themselves.. was awesome!

    I'll be buying a whole lot more corn this summer!

    We also bake our potatoes in the microwave. Punch a few holes in the skin with a fork, then wrap them individually in paper towels. Cooking time varies by number & size, but you want them to feel a bit soft, not mushy, 8 or 9 minutes usually works for 2 medium sized.

    Take them out, remove the paper towels and wrap them tightly in aluminum foil for 10-15 minutes, then serve. This method was printed on a bag of potatoes I once bought.
    I have cooked potatoes that way for a long time.
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    notadumbjock saidmeh, grilled elote's the only way 2 go.
    Well, yes but.. when its pouring outside....................icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 19, 2012 10:11 AM GMT
    this is 10,000 kinds of awesome. I tried it last night, and by gawd, it works! I'll never have any corn silk between my teeth again.
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    Jun 19, 2012 11:36 AM GMT
    Going out to get some corn today and try this. Looks good.
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
    hoosier_daddy saidthis is 10,000 kinds of awesome. I tried it last night, and by gawd, it works! I'll never have any corn silk between my teeth again.
    Its a hoot! I didnt believe it either.. but, Ill never do corn the same old way I used to ever again!
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    Jun 19, 2012 3:06 PM GMT
    Forget shucking corn; that man is sex on legs.
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    Jun 19, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    Ahh, shucks! I love shucking my own corn. Never thought of this method before. Like nuking oranges to get them juicier. Genius! I'm always in charge of shucking here at home. icon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gif
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    Jun 26, 2012 2:11 PM GMT
    Fantastic advice. Thank you for sharing. I'm going to have to buy corn to try this, it's brilliant. I'd always believed they would explode or something, if you put them in whole (like an egg).
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    Jun 26, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    When I'm not boiling my corn in water, sugar and milk before singing it on the grill I microwave it the most simple and effective way - in the husk on a plate atop a wet paper towel on high for 4 minutes (rolling the ears over after 2). No plastic wrap. Easy to shuck with zero string. Nothing could be easier!
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    Jun 26, 2012 9:43 PM GMT
    I actually enjoy shucking corn, the non-microwave way ;-)
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    Jun 26, 2012 10:04 PM GMT
    notadumbjock saidmeh, grilled elote's the only way 2 go.


    This is the winning post!!!

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    Jun 26, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
    So, after the 8 minutes, is it cooked? Or is this method just for taking off the husks and silks? Do you have to boil them afterwards?