Monday, 22 July 2013

Microwave maize IN THE HUSK: Best corn on the cob.

Boiled and barbied doesn't cut it. Nor does de-husked, plastic-wrapped microwave corn on the cob rise to greatness.  Corn on the cob done au naturel is the ultimate fast food.

Leave the husk on.
Microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes for one cob.
It stays burn-your-lips hot for a quarter hour.
Peel it like a farmer right at the table.
Use the stump of the husk for a handle and throw away those plastic cob skewers.
Discover what corn really tastes like, not water logged, not over-cooked.
Very sweet and needs just a smidgen of butter and salt.

One cob split with your spouse at the dinner table
looks cheery and yellow on the plate,
is piping hot, looks farm-fresh
and tastes divine.

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