Hack the Kitchen! Hack the Corn!

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:

  1. We grow some tasty sweet corn out in these parts.
  2. FRESH CORN.
  3. 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.

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