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Old 08-09-2010, 07:20 PM   #29
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If I've got a microwave handy, I cut off each end, leave the husks intact, and cook on high in the microwave for 5 minutes. (Six minutes if cooking 3 ears at a time.) Take them out of the 'wave and wrap in a dish towel for another five minutes or so (while you 'wave the next 2 or 3 ears). Admittedly, they're hot when you shuck them, so you'll want to continue to handle them with the help of another dish towel.

It's important to let them steam in their husks that extra 5 (or more) minutes.

I've also done as suggested above: cut off the ends, soak briefly in water and put directly on the grill while also cooking the evening meal's entree.


This is exactly how I do mine too. Everyone thinks I'm crazy but it is really great this way.

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Old 08-09-2010, 09:37 PM   #30
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My Grandmother gave me this advice: "Run out to the garden and pick some corn. Run Back. If you trip on the way back throw the corn away, go back and pick some more...."

The most important thing is to get fresh corn. Poke a kernel - if it squirts its fresh, if it mushes it is not.

That being said, my two favorite ways to cook corn are:

1. Husk, de-silk, drop in boiling water for 4 minutes. Serve. Butter and salt to taste at table.

2. Peel back, but do not remove husk. De-silk. Coat with butter. Recover with husk - fasten with ties of striped husk or string. Grill, turning every 4 -5 min., for 12 - 15 min. MMMMMMMM (O.K. to brown husk and some kernels).
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We just got home from a trip across the Prairies and back. My wife picked up some fresh corn at a road-side stand and after a bit [10 seconds] of thought I stripped back the husk and removed the silk. I then rolled back the husk into place and tied it with a small strip of husk and placed the cobs into a large ziplok bag with enough water to cover and let stand for an hour or two. With the griddle stove on high we let them steam in their wrapping for about 10 or 12 minutes. Worked well!
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Anyone had deep fried corn on the cob? I had it a few weeks ago at a fish fry and was very skeptacle about trying it until everyone else tried it. (peer pressure) I tried it and it was fantastic. I am sure it is not heart healthy, but tell me one thing that tastes good that is healthy. They deep fried it in one of those big turkey fryers at 350 degrees for about 5-10 minutes or until someone remembered it was in the fryer. It went very well with 2010 Bud light and fried fish! LOL

I know, you are about to get sick, but trust me, it was good!
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:59 AM   #33
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Mark, that is an interesting idea. I deep fry turkeys all the time. Properly done, there is no greasiness at all to it, and I assume the same would be for corn. I would imagine 5 minutes is plenty.
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Hi: All...Nothin' finer than boiled corn 8min., rolled in butter and lotsa salt!!! Well that was then and this is now. One cob minus all the options sent my blood sugar soaring...so its a no go zone now. SHEESH I hate being OLDER!!!
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It went very well with 2010 Bud light and fried fish! LOL
Mark,

Is that the July or August 2010?
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:36 AM   #36
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Ok, I have a question. Of course this question has sparked many a "heated" conversation between me and family and friends . Let's just state here and now, I am not a health food fanatic by no means! But I don't cook in the microwave at all!


I use to heat up water in it, until I was told ...................(tell you later in the post).

I was 15 when my Dad bought my Mom a microwave, she used it for cooking veggies, warming up stuff etc. So when I moved away from home that what I basically used it for as well as heating up water for a cup of tea, etc.
But a few years ago I read that the microwave zap's the nutrients from the foods you cook in it. So I basically figured why bother eating veggies if they don't have nutrients? And went back to the old fashioned way of cooking veggies, or my preferred way, Steamed. So I guess I am hoping there is a Microwave expert or a Food expert that knows if this is true?


I am thinking the info I read was correct, because recently I was told not to heat up water (it was some special, straight from a very pure, natural spring) in the microwave as it changes the molecular structure of the water. The man who has the spring is the one who said not to use it in the microwave. I was telling someone else what he said and she totally agreed (she's a supper healthy natural foods fanatic, whom I love but as I said I am in no way a health food fanatic so we certainly are not friends because of a healthy food bond ). Give me a juicy steak and a twice baked potato any day, or pizza and a cold beer works too! Any thoughts?
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I was told not to heat up water in the microwave as it changes the molecular structure of the water.
Robin,

The microwave does not change the molecular structure of water. It alters its state - turns it into steam.

The only cautions we have on cooking in the zapper are to not use plastic that isn't approved for microwaves. Some of the chemicals from the hot plastic can get into the food.

Boiling water concentrates minerals and kills any microbes. It alters the taste, making it seem 'flatter'. That is why you are always supposed to start with fresh, cold water for tea and coffee. Twice boiled water can alter the taste. Also, that is why you are not supposed to cook with water from the "Hot" faucet - concentrated minerals. Maybe the spring owner didn't want you to get a bad taste from his water?

The sources you cited seem rather extreme - they probably don't want you to use a cell phone either, brain cancer don't ya know..

BTW I normally steam my veggies on the stove. Just 'cause. I use the micro in a pinch or when the burners are full. My brother in law owns a health food store and is into alternative medicine - he still uses a cell phone and a microwave. My PhD botanist sister cooks everything in the micro. Just make sure containers and wraps are micro approved.
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When my dad bought my mom a mircrowave, urban legend was cats being cooked in them. Never heard the outcome of the flavor but it probably altered the cat and the appliance.
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When my dad bought my mom a mircrowave, urban legend was cats being cooked in them. Never heard the outcome of the flavor but it probably altered the cat and the appliance.
OOOOH What Tom Foolery.

That is one catistrophic legend that should be
nipped in the bud.

You should be feline
some pride, though, for a purrfect post.

Litter
ally, on could say the micro hacked a major hairball.
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Corn for a group

Husk the corn, put into an empty cooler, cover with boiling water, close the lid and wait 30 minutes. Use a small picnic size cooler for small amounts or go big for a crowd; either way it takes 30 minutes.
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Just seen the cooler trick on Pinterest ( this site is like crack!!!
) I still need to try it - if it works I'll have some happy kids!!!
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:53 AM   #42
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Stick it, husk and all, right in the microwave for 2-1/2 to 3 min. per ear. Absolutely the easiest way to shuck corn. Just grab the silk and it all pulls right off. You can cut off the stalk end, before microwaving, and then after cooking, hold the silk end and shake the ear right out, clean a can be. Try it you will be amazed. Terry R.
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