Saturday, August 11, 2018

Cooking Corn on the Cob in Microwave

Step One: Shuck and desilk your corn.

Step Two: Tear off a length of wax paper longer than your ear of corn so you can roll up the ear and twist the ends. I guess I will eat this ear for lunch after I microwave it for 4 minutes or so. 
Last night I ate 2 ears and cooked them for 6 minutes. I have a small, countertop microwave. For me this is the only way to cook corn. Boiling pots of water in the summer is something I avoid at all cost.

I had a corn stand for three years at my previous house, High Meadow Farm in New Vernon NJ. I had a farm assessment and the first year I planted corn in my big front field, it was fabulous. The second year, the deer discovered it and it was only so-so. The third year was my last year. Even though I planted a lot of Indian Corn around the perimeter to try and fool the deer, it just wasn't worth the work.

I sold herb vinegar too. I had printed notes for customers to cook their corn in the microwave and always got little notes back, along with the money in my honor-system cigar box, saying they were thrilled with the results.

Let me know if you do this and how it worked for you. You might have to experiment with the cooking times.


JudyMac said...

Of course I can’t grow corn on my patio, but i’ve had some great corn from New Jersey that I got at the Farmers Market. Late summer the FM gets good corn from both NJ and New York. :-)

Catherine said...

I would be a little concerned about the wax melting off the paper. I cook ears of corn in the microwave too. I roll the ear of corn in a couple of paper towels then wet it before I cook it on a dish.

Content in a Cottage said...

Catherine -- There is never any wax on my corn. Your way sounds good too. Enjoy the last month of summer.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

JudyMac -- Judy, New Jersey corn is the best. We aren't called the garden state by accident. Glad you were able to get some down there. We get your peaches up here!
xo, Rosemary

tammy j said...

oh what a lovely little bit of your history! makes your posts even more special.
and thank you for the heads up on the corn! I love eating fresh corn on the cobb but had pretty much given it up. like you the heat in the stove with boiling water just wasn't worth it to me in the summer here! will try your way for sure! xo

MrsB said...

I just microwave corn with shucks on, 5 minutes or so is 3 or more maybe 7 minutes. Take out, cut off bottom about 1". Hold cob by top end, squeeze out cob. No silks. Ever.

Linda Sand said...

Don't shuck the corn. Microwave for 4 minutes per ear. (Thus 8 minutes if cooking two ears.) Cut off the end opposite the silks. Grab the silk end and shake. The corn will slide out taking all the silks with it. Easiest corn we ever made.

Penelope Bianchi said...

Fascinating! Sounds yummy!

Rosemary, you are such a giver.....and such a sharer of so much! Thank you!
And then your comments from your followers.....a treasure trove of information.....such an inspiration! You have helped me so much in my digging out of disaster!

Thank you so much!!

Pam said...

I agree with Tammy J, above. It's such fun to learn more of your history, Rosemary. You've invited us into your home, shared your meals with us, and hearing of your past endeavors helps us to know you even better! I had a feeling you were a country girl!

Content in a Cottage said...

Pam -- That's me. Always a country girl.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Penelope Bianchi :: Penny, YOU are the eternal optimist who continues to inspire all of us, no matter what! Your spirit was never broken during your disaster. Thank you for taking us with you while you cleaned up the mountains of mud on your property. The interior of your lovely home is like new again too. I love seeing the old photos and the current photos side by side on Instagram. Your animal stories are a delight too.
xo, Rosemary

The Queen Vee said...

Penelope Bianchi and Rosemary you are both inspirational and optimistic can do woman. Penelope I totally agree with Rosemary in regard to you.

Rosemary, what a delight to learn more about your life. You had a CORN STAND...what....I love it. The first 9 years of my life I lived near my grandfather and uncles farms. My uncle was known far and wide for his excellent corn and of course I grew up eating it. He had a stand and I would walk up the street and buy corn for our dinner. When he past away his son took over the farm and his major crop was corn. They both became quite wealthy from growing and selling corn and also selling the farm land as the area became more urban.

Content in a Cottage said...

The Queen Vee -- Victoria, I had a farmer with a tractor prepare the soil and do the planting. All I did was pick the corn and sell it. Now everyone takes their produce to revolving farmers markets instead. I like the old fashioned way better with an oil cloth covered table full of mason jars of cut flowers, tomatoes, corn and whatever the kitchen gardens were producing. I kept records of my daily sales because I had to sell $500 worth of something to maintain my farm assessment. I sold pachysandra in flats too which was backbreaking work. After corn, I resorted to hay. Glad you enjoy hearing about my past country girl life as I enjoy hearing about yours.
xo, Rosemary

Penelope Bianchi said...

This is completely fascinating! From raising corn and pachysandra (I have to look that up!) to a real estate agent! Holy cow!

Rosemary, you are something. I hate to ask, but....aren't you kinda near where Trump bought that beautiful estate and made a golf club?

I know that is a beautiful and unspoiled part of New Jersey. I have been to Rumson.. and a beach town ..where i saw the coolest beach "cottage" ever...with the slipcovers on for the winter. I have never forgotten it.....Rumson was beautiful too! I have to find out the beach town name! Heavenly!