In past we bought it from the grocery store. Not anymore. The sweetness begins turning to starch fast, and this process accelerates as soon as the ears are shucked. That last was news to us.
Last summer I painstakingly peeled back each husk, removed what silk I could, pulled up the husk, then soaked them several minutes while my husband fired up the grill. Then my guy found this YouTube video by Matt Taylor.
What a revelation! Popping an ear straight from the shopping bag into our (1100 watt) microwave for three minutes cooked the kernels to perfection. And just as shown in this image from his video, the silk came away clean.
|Is that not beautiful?|