The best part of summertime on Long Island is the plethora of local grown corn. I was lucky enough to score a few ears from my mother’s recent haul at a farm in Glen Head.
I couldn’t get home quick enough! Because:
- We grow some tasty sweet corn out in these parts.
- FRESH CORN.
- I have been dying to try out the microwave hack for husk removal I kept seeing all over Pinterest.
The hacks are pretty simple and similar. So I’ll just summarize.
- Pop the ear (or ears) of corn on a microwave safe plate.
- High power for 1-2 minutes per ear.
- Let them sit and steam in the husk for a few minutes.
- Cut the bottom of the stalks off.
- From the silk end push the ears out.
I recommend using an oven mitts, pot holders, or a towel so you don’t burn your fingers. I like my corn a little more crunchy so I will probably do 1 minute per ear, and let them steam for 2-3 minutes instead.