Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Easy “Squeezy” Corn on the Cobb

I saw this technique on the Huffington Post a while back, and while it wasn’t the first time I’d seen, or used the micro-method, it was the first time I’d seen it in video form, thanks to the lovely and talented, Carl Blemming. By the way, I’m assuming Huff Po didn’t pay him anything for it, so to make up for that, neither will we.

This proves something that I’ve known for years…no matter how great a kitchen technique is, unless you use it regularly, you’ll forget about it. Usually, as soon as I get home from the store, I shuck the corn, and go from there, but as soon as I saw that ear go into Carl’s microwave, it all came back. Now I can forget about it all over again.

I’ve heard through the grapevine that some other food channels have also published this “hack” recently, but since I don’t watch anyone else, I can’t confirm those reports, but I couldn't have been the only one. The point is, it works. It works perfectly, and I hope you give it a try soon. Enjoy!

14 comments:

Scott Barber said...

Did we see your reflection dancing in bunny-slippers and shorts there?

Chef Chow said...

That's so smart!

Joshua M said...

Seriously, I love your wry sense of humor. Oh, the methods of today. I mean, the innovations of today. Have you ever wondered what folks did in the 1800s? I suppose that they all had split and broken kernels of corn. Them poor bastards! ;)

Angela said...

Wow! I am running to the farmers'market and getting some corn!

Chef John said...

I can't confirm or deny those are bunny-slippers and shorts.

Kyle Young said...

No cayenne? Sacrilege.

Scott D Cosenza said...

Chef John, you haven't lived until you put fresh pepper on your corn along with the salt and butter.

Mick said...

I do the 333 or 888 timing too.

Chris K. said...

How To Butter Corn On The Cob

Take a slice of white bread. Slather one side with butter. Holding it in your hand (dry side down), run your corn cob along the buttered side. Repeat as necessary.

When all the corn is buttered, eat the bread.

BOOM

That is how to butter corn on the cob.

Kris said...

I have the same microwave! Still have no idea what "Inverter Turbo Defrost" does, or what makes it Turbo or Inverter. I'm pretty sure their marketing team decided just plain "Defrost" didn't sound nearly edgy enough.

neil said...

We prefer to grill our corn with the husks on…we soak it in water and then grill it. Would this method work as well for corn grilled this way…or would it be better to cook in the microwave first then de-husk/silk and then put on the grill just enough for grill marks?

rancholyn said...

Will be trying this method tonight...how many ears of corn have you tried this method? is it 330 min. per ear?

Al Manfredi said...

We've been microwaving, but first we'd take off the husk, and the strings, then wrap it in a wet paper towel. Geesh! This method is a much easier and a cleaner way to fix corn on the cob. Thanks for eliminating a lot of unnecessary steps.

fineman said...

Another way to cook corn. Get half kg table salt which is little garainy. Heat up in sause pan. And put the de-husk corn therein. Stir and when brown pu in palte and cool it down before eating.