1. Remove a few of the outer husks that might be dirty.
2. Cut the bottoms off of the corn. Be sure to cut above the part of the cob where the husk is attached. It would be above the part of the cob where it starts to round down.
3. Place a moist paper towel on the bottom of the microwave or on top of the carousel and place the corn on the paper towel.
4. Use this guide for your cook time. Remember the cooking time can vary for each microwave.
1 ear - 2 minutes
2 ears - 3 to 4 minutes
3 ears - 5 to 6 minutes
4 ears - 7 to 8 minutes
6 ears - 8 to 9 minutes
5. After cooking, let the corn sit about 3 minutes. It will continue to cook and will be cooler and easier to handle.
6. Pick the cooked corn up by the top (you might want to use an oven mitt if it is too hot to handle) and squeeze and lightly shake out the ear of corn. It should just slide out leaving the silk and all of the husks intact.
This isn't hard to do at all, but you do have to use what is called for and don't skimp on the ingredients or it won't be good.
Here is what you need:
6-8 ears of fresh corn (sweet corn is best)
1 Tbs. bacon drippings
2 Tbs. butter
1/2 cup milk
1 Tbs. cornstarch
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Shuck and silk your corn. Make sure to remove all of the silks and then with a sharp knife cut the corn off into a bowl. Once the kernels are all cut off, take your knife and scrape down the cob to remove any juice that is left in it. This is what makes the corn creamy, so don't skip this step.
In a skillet heat together the bacon drippings and the butter. If you don't understand where you get the bacon drippings, because we haven't cooked any bacon, you might not be ready for this recipe...lol. But if you are not a bacon grease collector, like most good southern cooks are, cook about 5 or six pieces of bacon and use the drippings for this corn. Use the bacon for another recipe or eat it or save your bacon drippings from breakfast. You cannot leave the bacon drippings out of this though. It just won't be fried corn if you do. Add the corn and let it cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes. Mix the cornstarch and the 1/2 cup cold milk until smooth. Pour that mixture into the corn and bring it up to a bubble. Stir and cook just until it thickens. Add the salt and pepper and stir again and serve.