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    Kswck Guest

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    Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking for
    the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.

    I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say to
    soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped in a
    paper towel.

    I assume there is another way-but I have yet to find it. Suggestions?





  2. #2
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

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    On Sun, 10 Jul 2011 13:56:54 -0400, "Kswck" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking for
    >the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.
    >
    >I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    >advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say to
    >soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped in a
    >paper towel.
    >
    >I assume there is another way-but I have yet to find it. Suggestions?


    If I've got to use the microwave, I prefer them wrapped in saran wrap
    than the husks, myself.

    On the grill, I roast 'em shucked until the kernels start to burst.
    Would the rotisserie roast them?

    Just to let you know where I'm coming from-- My preferred method is
    boil the water while shucking- dump a dozen ears in 3 gallons of
    water- remove when the water gets back to a boil.

    Jim
    [and I've eaten plenty of sun-warmed ears straight off the stalk back
    when I grew my own]

  3. #3
    Steve Pope Guest

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    Kswck <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking for
    >the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.
    >
    >I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    >advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say to
    >soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped in a
    >paper towel.
    >
    >I assume there is another way-but I have yet to find it. Suggestions?


    The foodie sitting next to me says to do it as you describe.
    Dampen it and maybe wrap it. In your case definitely wrap it
    as the husks are not there.

    I would not say "soaking" it; you just need a little water there.
    Fresh corn hardly needs any cooking anyway.


    Steve

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Sun, 10 Jul 2011 13:56:54 -0400, "Kswck" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking for
    >the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.
    >
    >I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    >advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say to
    >soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped in a
    >paper towel.
    >
    >I assume there is another way-but I have yet to find it. Suggestions?


    They'll nuke fine in wet paper towel

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    George Guest

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    On 7/10/2011 1:56 PM, Kswck wrote:
    > Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking for
    > the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.
    >
    > I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    > advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say to
    > soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped in a
    > paper towel.
    >
    > I assume there is another way-but I have yet to find it. Suggestions?
    >
    >
    >
    >

    Run them under the tap to wet and then roll up in some plastic wrap and
    nuke. Time (a few minutes in mine) depends on your nuker but when you
    can see lots of condensed steam on the plastic is usually good. We
    never boil corn anymore because the result tastes so much better. The
    only other way I cook corn is to grill it if I happen to have the grill
    going.

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Sun, 10 Jul 2011 14:17:54 -0400, Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Sun, 10 Jul 2011 13:56:54 -0400, "Kswck" <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking for
    >>the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.
    >>
    >>I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    >>advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say to
    >>soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped in a
    >>paper towel.
    >>
    >>I assume there is another way-but I have yet to find it. Suggestions?

    >
    >If I've got to use the microwave, I prefer them wrapped in saran wrap
    >than the husks,


    Why? That's a waste of saran... they were already wraped in husks.
    And when nuked in their husks the silks come off with the husks.
    Saran also retains too much water that leaches out flavor... may as
    well boil them.

  7. #7
    notbob Guest

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    On 2011-07-10, Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]> wrote:

    > If I've got to use the microwave, I prefer them wrapped in saran wrap
    > than the husks, myself.


    There was a big scare on nuking plastic wraps. Some insist it's no
    longer a problem. Saran Wrap claims to have reformulated their wrap.
    Consumer groups claim there are still toxic issues. I, for one, find
    I can get along fine using a microwave without using plastic wrap.
    Paper plates, paper towels, etc, can be easily be adapted to any
    nuking need.

    I will say one thing about Saran Wrap. Something has changed. I
    don't know if it's the formulation or quality control or what, but I
    will longer purchase it. The last roll I bought was a freakin'
    nightmare. I couldn't get the damn wrap off the roll! It would
    continuously stick on one end of the roll, causing it to tear across
    the roll diagonally with almost every revolution. I figured it would
    be okay after a dozen or so yards were stripped off, but no. I
    fiqnally tossed the remaining 2/3rds of the roll and bought some
    Glad Wrap, which works perfectly.

    Screw Saran.

    nb

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    aem Guest

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    On Jul 10, 10:56 am, "Kswck" <ks...@optonline.net> wrote:
    > ....
    > I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    > advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say to
    > soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped in a
    > paper towel.


    If they are already shucked, wrap them in a damp towel and briefly
    zap. I wouldn't cook all six at once (unless you're cooking for
    six). Doing them in two or three batches will give you more chances
    to experiment with how long to nuke them in your particular microwave
    with this particular corn. As always, start with an underestimate,
    test, zap again to finish. -aem

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    Kswck Guest

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    "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4e19e83c$0$4658$[email protected]..
    > Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking for
    > the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.
    >
    > I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    > advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say
    > to soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped
    > in a paper towel.
    >
    > I assume there is another way-but I have yet to find it. Suggestions?
    >
    >
    >
    >

    Probably should add that I do not have a grill.




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    Tara Guest

    Default Re: Help requested

    On Sun, 10 Jul 2011 13:56:54 -0400, "Kswck" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking for
    >the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.
    >
    >I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    >advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say to
    >soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped in a
    >paper towel.


    Wrap each ear of corn in a damp paper towel and microwave for about 45
    seconds per ear of corn. Check for doneness and add more time as
    needed.
    >
    >I assume there is another way-but I have yet to find it. Suggestions?
    >

    Pringle can solar oven!

    Tara

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    Giusi Guest

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    "Kswck" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    > Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking for
    > the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.
    >
    > I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    > advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say
    > to soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped
    > in a paper towel.


    Waxed paper, twist ends. It works.



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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

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    "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4e19e83c$0$4658$[email protected]..
    > Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking for
    > the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.
    >
    > I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    > advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say
    > to soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped
    > in a paper towel.
    >
    > I assume there is another way-but I have yet to find it. Suggestions?


    I husk them first. Why try to husk a hot ear of corn? You can just nuke
    them plain, or wrap them in a paper towel or plastic wrap. My rule of thumb
    is 6 minutes plus 1 minute for each additional ear. We usually would only
    do four at a time.


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    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    "Ed Pawlowski" wrote:
    >"Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >
    >> Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking for
    >> the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.
    >>
    >> I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    >> advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say
    >> to soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped
    >> in a paper towel.
    >>
    >> I assume there is another way-but I have yet to find it. Suggestions?

    >
    >I husk them first. Why try to husk a hot ear of corn?


    I cut off the stem end and the tip of the small end, then I remove
    about half the husks. I let them sit a couple of minutes after nuking
    to cook through. By then the ear shrinks away from the husks some and
    cools so they are easy to remove, and all the silk comes away too.
    Actually what I do is peel the husks back and use them for a handle.

    >You can just nuke them in a paper towel or plastic wrap.


    If the husks are gone I prefer to wrap each in a wet paper towel...
    plastic wrap seals too well so is like boiling. Of course when I have
    more than six ears to cook at once I will usually light the grill.

    Corn refuse is one of the things that goes into the trash as it
    doesn't compost well... ten years later you'll still have husks and
    cobs.

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    Kswck Guest

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    "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 10 Jul 2011 13:56:54 -0400, "Kswck" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking for
    >>the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.
    >>
    >>I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    >>advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say
    >>to
    >>soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped in
    >>a
    >>paper towel.
    >>
    >>I assume there is another way-but I have yet to find it. Suggestions?

    >
    > They'll nuke fine in wet paper towel


    Thank you Sheldon




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    Rusty Guest

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    On 7/10/2011 1:56 PM, Kswck wrote:
    > Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking for
    > the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.
    >
    > I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    > advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say to
    > soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped in a
    > paper towel.
    >
    > I assume there is another way-but I have yet to find it. Suggestions?
    >
    >
    >
    >


    I put the shucked corn in a casserole dish which will fit in the
    microwave. My 8x10 does it for me. It can hold 5 - 6 corn on the cobs
    - depending on size of course. 6 nuke it for 5 -6 minutes with a
    plastic wrap over the casserole and it turns out great. For 4 you could
    nuke it for 4 minutes. Try it you will like it.

    Rusty in Md

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    Storrmmee Guest

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    make them naked, put into a ziploc freezer bag or spring for a steamer bag,
    rinse leaving damp not soaked, for six ears if weight isn't an issue throw
    in butter with it, cook on about half power turning as you go, maybe a
    minute at a time and check, Lee
    "Jim Elbrecht" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 10 Jul 2011 13:56:54 -0400, "Kswck" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking for
    >>the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.
    >>
    >>I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    >>advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say
    >>to
    >>soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped in
    >>a
    >>paper towel.
    >>
    >>I assume there is another way-but I have yet to find it. Suggestions?

    >
    > If I've got to use the microwave, I prefer them wrapped in saran wrap
    > than the husks, myself.
    >
    > On the grill, I roast 'em shucked until the kernels start to burst.
    > Would the rotisserie roast them?
    >
    > Just to let you know where I'm coming from-- My preferred method is
    > boil the water while shucking- dump a dozen ears in 3 gallons of
    > water- remove when the water gets back to a boil.
    >
    > Jim
    > [and I've eaten plenty of sun-warmed ears straight off the stalk back
    > when I grew my own]




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    Kswck Guest

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    "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4e19e83c$0$4658$607ed4b[email protected]..
    > Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking for
    > the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.
    >
    > I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    > advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say
    > to soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped
    > in a paper towel.
    >
    > I assume there is another way-but I have yet to find it. Suggestions?
    >
    >
    >
    >


    Thank you all for your suggestions.




  18. #18
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article <4e19e83c$0$4658$[email protected]>,
    "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking for
    > the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.
    >
    > I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    > advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say to
    > soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped in a
    > paper towel.
    >
    > I assume there is another way-but I have yet to find it. Suggestions?


    I do them one at time, husked, rinsed, and wrapped in waxed paper,
    twisted at the ends. A minute or two, I think. Full power.
    --
    Barb,
    The latest jammin'; http://web.me.com/barbschaller July 1, 2011

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    Kswck wrote:
    > Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking
    > for the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.
    >
    > I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked.
    > Please advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen
    > so far say to soak them still in the husks before microwaving and
    > then nuking wrapped in a paper towel.
    >
    > I assume there is another way-but I have yet to find it. Suggestions?


    Don't nuke them. cook them in the rotisserie. Depending on it's size and
    design you might be able to get several ears in there at once. Spread them
    with butter and then sprinkle on some southwest seasonings such as chili
    powder, cumin, chipotle powder, and some garlic powder, salt and pepper.
    Baste them with butter, and as they start to char a bit, with some spicy
    mayo, chipotle, for example. Then you can wrap as others have suggested and
    reheat briefly in the microwave if you need space in the rotisserie for
    other things. Much more flavor is to be had this way. Or, you can start with
    the steaming process in the nuke as others have suggested, but for about
    half the time so it's partially cooked, then finish in the rotisserie as
    above.

    MartyB



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    Meghan Noecker Guest

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    On Sun, 10 Jul 2011 13:56:54 -0400, "Kswck" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Due to a gas leak in my apartment building, I have no gas for cooking for
    >the next few days. That leaves only a rotisseree and a microwave.
    >
    >I have 6 beautiful ears of local corn on the cob-already shucked. Please
    >advise how to properly nuke them. All the recipes I have seen so far say to
    >soak them still in the husks before microwaving and then nuking wrapped in a
    >paper towel.
    >
    >I assume there is another way-but I have yet to find it. Suggestions?
    >
    >


    We use a microwave steamer. It is a tupperware item that you put a
    little water in the bottom, then it has a piece with holes to allow
    the steam to come up, and a lid. I can fit 2 ears in mine, and with my
    microwave, I typically do 10 minutes. They come out great.


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