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We love corn on the cob. As much as we love it though, we rarely make it ourselves. When I do, it’s the kind that is already shucked and cut into smaller portions. Yeah, I’m lazy like that. Now, I don’t worry because I’ve found the easiest way to shuck corn.
The other day, the hubs decided to buy corn on the cob to go with our grilled burgers. When I opened the bag, it was the kind that needed to be shucked. I have never in my life done that before so had no clue how.
Thanks to the trusty Google, I have found the best, fastest, easiest way to do it yourself! It involves something you may not have thought of – the microwave.
According to Ken, he shows us how to shuck corn like a boss. You can watch him doing it in this video. I tried it out…and it works, y’all! Even the 11 and 9-year-old were helping me. Just make sure to wear oven gloves while doing it because they get super hot.
Easiest Way to Shuck Corn
- Put an ear of corn in the microwave for 4 minutes. (We did 2 ears at a time for 8 minutes.)
- Using gloves, take the ears out of the microwave and cut the husk off the end without the silk.
- Grab the silk end of the ear and shake out the ear of corn.
They come out clean without any silky strings on them. This method saves so much time and is pretty fun to do. Even the kids took turns at it.
Have you tried this method before? Have any other neat hacks for shucking corn?