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6 Steps to Corn On the Cob Nirvana
Was told this a few weeks ago by someone.  Didn't believe it till I tried it.  Now.. I think its @)(@&#^& brilliant!!! Great corn on the cob with no little hairs all over the place and piping hot.  No making fun of my cutting board - I do have a bigger one.  
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I just tried this myself for the first time a couple days ago! Brilliant!
The Soviets banned microwave ovens because they create carcinogens in food.
The husk itself has water.. so its like its self-steaming!
Save the hair, roll it into a ball, throw it into a little bit of hot oil and have a really pretty, really yummy, really crunchy, decoration for your meal.
didnt even notice how small it was untill you mentioned it. :P
Before you eat it, put it in the oven or BBQ slobbering in Thai sweet Chili. THEN it's ready to eat :)
Rai!!!!  Im sooooo going to try that!
After the Soviets banned microwaves (urban legend - used an old Soviet era microwave on a visit to Anapa), they mandated that everyone use Teflon-coated pans ;)
With my luck, the corn would start popping.  Must try this sometimes.
Just tried it - RC, you are a great man! Thanks!!!
Please - can I share this on facebook +RC Concepcion ? It is the right season for corn here and I love it but people belive it is hard to fix the fresh ones and wants to by in cans... 
Neat trick.  And don't be ashamed by the size of your cutting board.  It's not the size, it's the strength. ;)
I've done this all summer works great especially if you are only cooking for two
Great way to cook corn! Energy efficient too. :)

I heard about this on NPR - Fresh Air.  They were interviewing the America's Test Kitchen folks.  After you nuke it - you can toss it on the grill too.
How long do you cook it for in the microwave.  Sounds like a great idea...saves on water too!
Being a Hoosier, always looking for ways to eat more corn faster!

omg i'm gonna try this. 
Yeah!!! When the corn in the garden is ready, its on!
Thanks RC we are going to give it a go this week.
Awesome step #6 looking forward to nom nom nom.
awesome gotta try that someday
Been doing that for years already. Beats waiting for the pan of water boil.
And I though this was a site for posting photography tips. :)
i cant digest corn, is something wrong with me?
Do u put it in a plastic bag ? If so, with or without water ?
The missus & I barbecue Silver Queen corn wrapped in aluminum foil, for so long it starts caramelizing. The result is corn-on-the-cob so sugary it suffices as dessert. The only downside is that it's LAVA HOT for a very long time. :)
Yes, I was thinking the BBQ could be subbed out for the microwave... how ironic I have corn sitting in my kitchen waiting for tomorrow night! Thanks for the tips, y'all ;)
Does it work the same on the grill. Must try! 
Oh, my, yes! Two things that work in the microwave - corn on the cob and baked potato!
<<<<<< wonders how long I would have to put it in the oven, since I am microwave deprived. Thanks for sharing this idea.
Cool way to avoid all the mess.  Love it.
To do it in the oven, put it in at 350 for 30 minutes. Set it right on the rack.
My first planting of corn will be mature within a week. I will be sure to give it a try.
Re: last phrase - that's what she said
Jay Tee
Thanks for the share.  Would never had known otherwise.
Have you ever grilled your corn on the cob?  Talk about heaven!

I wonder if cutting & squeezing the end as you describe would work once it's been grilled instead of nuked...
+Abdul Nagadi no way man.. just throw the whole ear in the Microwave.. like we did there.. 

+Lena Björndahl can totally share this on Facebook.  Im that dude that's stopping everyone in the produce aisle telling them about it.  Such a simple thing just totally impressed me.  I'd share it with anyone...  :)

+Ruben Marchena - there sure seems to be a LOT of us photographers out there.  I love sharing my photography, technique, and tips here.  It would shock you to hear what the number one tip is that I tell everyone?  People dont buy the art.. they buy the artist.  In Social Media, its important to be sincere about who you are.. and why you care.  As much as I love #photography  - I also love little dumb things like this.  More often than not, I think im a teacher first.  which means my stream is always full of random stuff.. :) 

+William Parmley  - No I didnt eat it in a spiral.. ma daughter did... 
+Ben Hollingsworth - I spend an ungodly amount of time on the grill... My wife +Jenn Concepcion makes fun of me because i literally researched grills and grill processes for the better part of 2 years before I got one.  +Brad Moore is always around for my grill experiments.   So yeah.. corn gets grilled a LOT. 

That said.. theres something to be said about knocking it out 4 minutes.. and clean... I mean.. come on.. thats about 5 minutes from shopping bag to belly...  :)
That is an awesome idea. Made me want to go buy corn immediately! Thanks for the tip!
i dnt kn wats der to discuss so much..abt a corn .!!!!
You say I can have fresh corn on the cob from my microwave in 4 min great thanks I will be trying this very soon
DUDE! look at all that corn you left on the ear!  omg !
Cool so need to remember to try this! 
Thank you RadicalChef Concepcion 
Heard this about 2 weeks ago. 1 word * EXCELLENT!* A must try. 
+RC Concepcion 5 min from bag to belly is great as much as u like corn on the cob grilled this is so much faster
ill tell mommmmmmmy!!! thx
exactly ... Proceed directly to option #2
i dont know what this, but i like it :D lol
Because really, boiling water on a stove-top and putting the corn into it is just too tough and time consuming a process....
Badass I'm defiantly gonna crush some corn before summer is over
Corn is so delicious microwave
does the best job. sweeter and oh so tender!!!
Jan E
shall try this with my steam cooker any day,  microwave are yuk lol ;) thanks
Jen L.
Its that easy? 
can you try it with popcorn on the cob
+RC Concepcion ...No need to be jealous. If you lived nearby, I'd be happy to share.

I noticed somebody say they can't digest corn...sometimes when I am taking a poo, I tell the wife "I could swear I chewed my corn up better than that!"

Hope everybody enjoys fresh sweet corn season. If you get to a farmers market, try Silver Queen. It tastes like candy!
What a great and simply idea. Definitely ought to try it. 
This is the way I've been cooking it minus the cutting and squeezing.
I've been doing the same trick in a hot oven or on the BBQ for years.  The husk must be complete to give a good seal.
No salt, no pepper, no butter; just CORN!
Still the the best way to cook them is to peel off a couple layers of leaves, the put it on the bbq. Its AMAZING!
I Cook for a living and this has-to-be one of the best finds yet!!!!!
Takes a little longer, but put that sucker directly on a fire for a few and do the rest the same way.
Will be trying this quite soon. My man loves corn on the cob & I hear " is it done yet" way too often.
Awesome and Easy at the same time! Love it!
Very good idea! Just like using toothpick to take off orange skin!;pp
like myself, i rather enjoy the hairy mess jaja
Butter. Mayonnaise. Parmesan cheese. Trust Me
I thought I was the only one who knew how to make it this way!
I agree with Thomas :P i love it with Mayonnaise and Cheese
+Richard French Um. True, but you do realize the microwaves at home are so well designed that the microwave radiation leaking out is so minimal it's not even noticeable?

And no, there is NO residual microwave radiation in the food you eat. So, relax and enjoy your food :)
I'll have to go back to flossing after eating corn on the cob...
It's also cooked? Is 4 mins enough?
The same method works great on a really hot grille.
Very cool, gonna try it, thanks.
Try wrapping it in a dry dish towel before squeeeeeezing to help with the hotness
My uncle is a farmer, and he turned me on to this. Absolutely the best way to cook corn. Unless you grill it while in the husk, and that is my favorite way. 
+James Miller Grilling corn, in the husk is my absolutely favorite way to do it.  Hands down.  Its just a great taste.  I just thought this was so incredible simple and effective.  Heck.. my grill cant even preheat fast enough in the time this took.. :)
any body tried it?
how they use?tell me please
Now tell me how to remove the annoying stuff that gets stuck between my teeth. ;)
Dude... And all these years fighting with those nasty corn hairs... 
the nom nom nom part made my day
we roast it on coal or gas. use lemon half to apply chilly powder and salt. try it.
BAZINGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its a trap
Haha, my mother did this exact thing for dinner tonight! She just heard about it, not sure where though because she doesn't have a google account or anything
Oh my..i love corn the cob! Im so gonna do this from now on.
Looks nice & easy, thanks for your post. 
one problem - it involves a microwave, otherwise that looks delicious
Can we give Noble Prize for this. :)
I just pull the hairs off when its hot!
Fuck now I want some corn lol thanks a lot... 
Idea is ok, but Let me try this before saying a WoW...
Now the OP just has to learn how to eat corn on the cob w/o leaving half of it on the cob.
The directions weren't clear. I ended sewing my foreskin to my hand.
Yeah, saw my mother-in-law do this and I thought she was crazy until I saw it work. 
Will try with BBQ corn. Should work.
I wonder what it would do if you stuff it with butter and garlic before cooking ....might be yummy.
Please eat properly and don't waste your food!
nice! although I like eating corn that weird? :)
Mm ok I will try it thank you for the information
This needs a video I think I get it, but not sure!
Been doing this for many years. 5-6 minutes is better for two ears at a time. I usually strip the first layer of leaves, pull off the top tassels, and leave a short stem for gripping. Then smother in butter and a little sea salt. Corn-tastic!
I bet this is really good. Thanks for the post.
How long would this take if you used an oven?
I been shuckin' corn for 60+ years, I tried this method.It is absolutley out#$&*!%standing.
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that is what i am  talking about
Those asking about the oven, I usually do around 400 for 35 minutes in the husk.
Good in a pinch, I guess, but who eats just one? I'll hang on to my steamer. 
after the upon process take the corn in a plate. add some buttrer & chilly flakes.mix it well & again microwave for 2 mintus. And serve hot with spoon.
Works with organic corn, please be careful of the GMO kind.  :)
why not cook it in a traditional way in water? 
+RC Concepcion thanks. Make this great sauce I use for it. Sprinkle chili powder on your corn. In a separate small container put chili powder, cilantro, mayo, and lime juice. Mix together and delicious.
And i wasted so much time rosting them on fire.....
I wasn't going to poke fun at your chopping board. I just thought you've found a stood supply of Huge corn on the cob!!
Great idea. But in Germany you can buy corn like this :(
Doesn't microwaving destroy all nutritional value?
+Bill Wells

After the World War II, the Russians also experimented with microwave ovens. From 1957 up to recently, their research has been carried out mainly at the Institute of Radio Technology at Klinsk, Byelorussia. According to US researcher William Kopp, who gathered much of the results of Russian and German research - and was apparently prosecuted for doing so the following effects were observed by Russian forensic teams:

1. Heating prepared meats in a microwave sufficiently for human consumption created:
- d-Nitrosodiethanolamine (a well-known cancer-causing agent)
- Destabilization of active protein biomolecular compounds
- Creation of a binding effect to radioactivity in the atmosphere
- Creation of cancer-causing agents within protein-hydrosylate compounds in milk and cereal grains;

2. Microwave emissions also caused alteration in the catabolic (breakdown) behavior of glucoside - and galactoside - elements within frozen fruits when thawed in this way;

3. Microwaves altered catabolic behavior of plant-alkaloids when raw, cooked or frozen vegetables were exposed for even very short periods;

4. Cancer-causing free radicals were formed within certain trace-mineral molecular formations in plant substances, especially in raw root vegetables;

5. Ingestion of micro-waved foods caused a higher percentage of cancerous cells in blood;

6. Due to chemical alterations within food substances, malfunctions occurred in the lymphatic system, causing degeneration of the immune system=s capacity to protect itself against cancerous growth;

I worked with the first independent radiological laboratory in Chernobyl in 1994, I can assure you microwaves were not used for heating food in the Soviet union.
i nevver new you could do that omg i might start useing that
It's so simple. What genius! BTW it's not the size of the board that matters, it's what you do with it that's important.
The best part of it is NOM NOM NOM ;D
Will have to try this. Thanks
But RC, where's the butter and salt? :) Great tip! :P Will try it next time :)
This is what happenes when you are craving corn on the cob and the one time that you want it, no guy with a cart full of it isnt there. And everytime that you don't want corn on the cob, the guy with the cart is there. Good, i think i'll try this when im watching a really corny movie. Lol get it? Nevermind that was a corny joke too...Wow I really should stop typing...
I need to try that :-) thank you :-)
I knew about microwaving the corn, but the technique for removing the husk is a revelation. I must try that. TODAY.
If u press when it cools down , does it work.@@g
Awesome I'm gonna try that. :O
Cant wait to try this when I get back home..
Dam I messed up step 6 have to start over
Wow! That is amazing, too bad an idea like this can't be patented 
Ji Zang
If it was GREEN, it could be slimer...
This is amazing .......I think some one can make good money from this.
I don't really care what food it is... cooking it in the microwave is the devil's work!
Another option is to soak your corn in water for an hour before you put it on the grill. Which is the best way to cook it.
Not a fan of corn on the cob, but I love a life tip.
I'm not a fan of microwaved food, but this might have to be an exception.
Another way to do this is to shuck the corn and wash it. Leave the water on, as in don't pat dry, and slather the cob with butter. Put in a covered microwave container on high (1000 watt) for 1 minute. The cob gets steamed in its own butter. Freakin' delicious. (add salt of course if you're allowed)
+RC Concepcion, I am going to have to make fun of your cutting board.  Mostly because the cutting board seems perfectly fine but you worried about people making fun of it.  :)
Cool I'll have to try that next time...hmm I wonder if that would work if you boiled it with the husk on it as well.
I would have never thought of that. I'm going to have to give that a try.
Awesome...going to get some corn today to try it!!
Definitely going to give it a try!
That's from Cook's Illustrated, August issue!  Works!
you have something between your teeth... no next one, yes...
Wow. I am going to test this today.. I've got 6 fresh ears from a farm in Howell Michigan - the best!
+RC Concepcion I wouldn't say a lot but definitely a good amount for a first try at it. Next year there will be more!
Going into my Evernote for stuff to try later.
That made me hungry. Will definitely try this. Thanks :-)
Going to try that with my corn, lol! 
Any alternatives to microwaving?
I cook my fresh corn on the cob in the microwave only. Usually I shuck them, wrap them in cling wrap, heat them for a few minutes and then let them steam in the plastic for a couple minutes more. Going to try it this way next time.  Boiling corn takes away from the taste and makes it watery.
Just put some salt in the boiling water or put the corn on the barbeque ...It's delicious !
Trying it now with fresh New York corn from the Adirondacks
Use the entire ear.  Place on coals (grate) until blackened (rotate) cut small end and peel down schuck and use as handle.  
dip in a tall tumbler by handle. (tumbler filled with water and warmed butter. butter floats.  as you pull the ear of corn from tumbler the ear is buttered.....
saved the pic to do it later; looks good though
Thanks for the tip. Just in time for the sweet corn season in Iowa.
Tried this tonight and it worked great!
Thanks so much guys.. im just happy to know that its resonated as well as it has with everyone.  More importantly... I was pumped that people went out and tried it... I was shocked that it even worked... 
I'm trying it now.  The corn is in the microwave.
I tried it.  It worked.  Choirs of angels sang.  Thank you for this brilliant tip! :)
just tried it. worked. happy and full.
I like! Tried nuking the cob alone. Yuk. Leaving it in the husk is a stroke of genius. Keeps in the taste and the moisture. It's like a piping hot banana of love. um. You know what I mean.
I know, right?  This thing works wonders!
Once I heard this on Daniel Gregory's Visual Literacy class on KelbyOne, I knew I had to find this post. :)
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