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Microwave Corn on the Cob — No Shucking & Silk-Free!

Microwave Corn on the Cob — No Shucking & Silk-Free!

Whether you live in an RV like we do, or in a regular house, corn on the cob is a great summer treat. But did you know that you can microwave corn on the cob? And that it may be the best way to prepare it? We saw this trick online and thought we’d give it a try ourselves.

Cut the end off your microwave corn on the cob

We love microwave corn on the cob!

The best part about cooking corn on the cob in the microwave is that you leave the corn right in the husk… no need to shuck it. You only need to trim the end off if the ears are too big to fit in your microwave. Each ear takes four minutes on high power, so we set our microwave to 12 minutes for 3 ears (yes… the amount of food you put in a microwave affects how long it takes to cook!). When they’re done cooking they’ll be steaming hot, so be sure to use oven mitts to avoid getting burned.

Using a sharp knife cut off the large end of the ear. Even though you’ll lose a row or two of kernels, you want to cut above the point where the stalk connects to the cob. Then grab the husk at the small end and squeeze the ear of corn out the other side.

This technique works like a charm and will leave your corn perfectly cooked and virtually silk free every time! We hope you enjoy microwave corn on the cob as much as we do!

Are you interested in other recipes? Check out favorite Boondocking Breakfast! And did you know that, in addition to the fun microwave corn on the cob trick, you can significantly increase the amount of time celery will last in your refrigerator by using a simple thing we’re sure you have in your house (whether it’s a sticks-and-bricks or RV)? Watch our video on YouTube to find out!

Do you have any tips/tricks for making your life in the kitchen easier? Leave a comment below and let us know (we’re all ears ??)!

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Thursday 5th of March 2015

You have great tips. I thought I had subscribed before and only found your new video half by accident. Anyhow I subscribed again and hope you let your fans know when you add tips.


Thursday 5th of March 2015

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