How To Shuck Corn

Have you ever had the problem where your corn gets really stringy when you peel it? Check out my tip for how to shuck corn cleanly and easily every time!Want to know about my privacy policy? Visit my legal page!

Have you ever tried to shuck corn and wound up with strings all over your corn?  I definitely have in the past!  I was lamenting to my mum about my stringy-corn-problems and she gave me the best idea for how to shuck corn cleanly and easily every time!

Have you ever had the problem where your corn gets really stringy when you peel it? Check out my tip for how to shuck corn cleanly and easily every time!

Take your ear of corn and put it in the microwave two and a half minutes (If you have one ear of corn, put it in for two and half minutes.  If you have two ears, put them in for five minutes, etc etc.).

Have you ever had the problem where your corn gets really stringy when you peel it? Check out my tip for how to shuck corn cleanly and easily every time!

Once the timer goes off, take your corn out of the microwave.  I highly recommend holding your ear of corn with a dish towel or silicone gloves because it will be hot!!

Have you ever had the problem where your corn gets really stringy when you peel it? Check out my tip for how to shuck corn cleanly and easily every time!

Hold the corn in one hand with your gloves or towel, and with the other, chop off the butt of the corn with a sharp knife.  You can use any type that works, but I find using a high quality serrated knife is easiest.  The corn cob is pretty thick so using a serrated blade is more effective.  Don’t cut your corn too close to the butt, make sure you cut about an inch or so away from the end.

Have you ever had the problem where your corn gets really stringy when you peel it? Check out my tip for how to shuck corn cleanly and easily every time!

Grab the top of the corn (with the dish towel or silicon mitt) and squeeze it until the corn starts to slide out of the bottom.

Have you ever had the problem where your corn gets really stringy when you peel it? Check out my tip for how to shuck corn cleanly and easily every time!

The corn will slide out cleanly and with no strings on it!

How To Shuck Corn
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Corn
Instructions
  1. Take your ear of corn and put it in the microwave (If you have one ear of corn, put it in for two and half minutes. If you have two ears, put them in for five minutes, etc etc.).
  2. Using a dish towel, take the corn out of the microwave, it will be hot!
  3. Cut off the bottom inch or so of the corn.
  4. Using a dish towel squeeze the corn holding it at the top until the corn slides out.
  5. Enjoy!

I am so glad my mum shared this kitchen hack with me, so I can share it with you!  What are your favorite time-saving kitchen hacks?  I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

Have you ever had the problem where your corn gets really stringy when you peel it? Check out my tip for how to shuck corn cleanly and easily every time!

If you’re looking for a neat recipe to use your freshly shucked corn in, check out my recipe for Mexican Mac and Cheese!

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14 thoughts on “How To Shuck Corn

  1. Rachel Trampel

    Being from Iowa, I am SUCH a huge fan of corn! So many memories from so many summers, both cooking at home and in the fields :) Thanks for sharing this post! The recipe looks AMAZING!

  2. KIm

    Brilliant tip! I always end up with the strings everywhere. Thanks for sharing, I am going to give it a try this weekend.

    Kim

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