May 31, 2012

A Simple Method to Shucking Corn {Easy With No Mess}

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If you follow me on Facebook, then you probably saw the video that I shared earlier today, How to Shuck Corn Like a Boss. If not, here's the video

I had never tried this before, so I was a bit intrigued and skeptical at the same time. What better way to put it to the test than to try it out, myself, which is what I did this evening.

I started off with two corn on the cobs with husk and silk intact: 

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The rule of thumb is to put them in the microwave for four minutes per corn on the cob (in this case, eight minutes total):

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After the corn is finished in the microwave, simply cut off the end where the stem once was (please be careful, the corn will be really hot. I used a pot holder while carefully cutting them): 


The corn will slip right out of the husk, silk and all:

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There were only a few pieces of silk left, but we're talking two or three strands. Another added bonus...your corn is completely cooked! My skepticism is all gone, and I am happy to say that this really worked! 

Thanks, Ken!

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14 comments:

Diane Balch said...

Totally cool... can't wait to try this. I will pin it too. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Hi Diane, Thanks for pinning. Have a great day!

Six Sisters said...

Great idea - I have never tried this way! We are so glad you joined our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We love to see all of the great recipes and ideas!! Thanks and we hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Thank you! I loved linking up. Have a great week!

N Briley said...

Oh my gosh...I tried this for the very first time tonight and it really works well! I didn't get even one strand of silk on the corn. Even the taste was awesome. My husband and son were pretty impressed. Thank you for sharing your idea!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

 Isn't it great!?!? I am so glad it worked out for you, too! Thank you for coming back and posting an update.

Marla Gates said...

As a child I always looked forward to fresh roasted corn. Unfortunately I can no longer eat any type of corn, but husband loves it and will have to try to for him. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

Kelly said...

Hello Marla! I hope your husband enjoys this shucking trick. Thank you for pinning and tweeting.

Karen R. Propes said...

This is awesome! I can't tell you how many ears I have shucked the good ole' fashion way. I'm going to try this this weekend! Thanks!

Kelly said...

I know what you mean! I love this method...it's way easier! I hope it works out for you, too! :-)

princessdebbie1_2000 said...

I love this idea. Will try it next time we have corn on the cob. Thanks for sharing this.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

No problem! I hope it helps! :-)

Laura said...

Wow! I've never seen this before! Great idea!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

It is pretty neat how well it works, too!

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